Oeuvre: Welles: Filming Othello
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Oeuvre: Welles: Filming Othello

Orson Welles was a genius. The legend that surrounds him – his early success, his…

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Oeuvre: Welles: F For Fake
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Oeuvre: Welles: F For Fake

F For Fake, a film that sometimes plays like a documentary about an art-forger, Elmyr…

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Oeuvre: Welles: The Immortal Story
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Oeuvre: Welles: The Immortal Story

The immortal story of The Immortal Story concerns an archetypal sailor approached by an archetypal…

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Oeuvre: Welles: Chimes at Midnight
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Oeuvre: Welles: Chimes at Midnight

The adaptation of Shakespeare to film is often a solemn affair, the original text handled…

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Oeuvre: Welles: The Trial
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Oeuvre: Welles: The Trial

In a 1962 interview with the BBC, Orson Welles defended his then-maligned adaptation of Franz…

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Oeuvre: Welles: Touch of Evil
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Oeuvre: Welles: Touch of Evil

“Mike, do you realize, this is the very first time we’ve been together in my…

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Oeuvre: Welles: Mr. Arkadin
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Oeuvre: Welles: Mr. Arkadin

A serial dissembler and renowned bullshit artist, Orson Welles remains an expansively ambiguous figure, his…

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Oeuvre: Welles: Othello
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Oeuvre: Welles: Othello

Director Werner Herzog recently told a Brooklyn audience that “facts do not constitute the truth.”…

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Oeuvre: Welles: Macbeth
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Oeuvre: Welles: Macbeth

In the context of Orson Welles’ career, Macbeth is hardly as surprising or unorthodox as…

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Oeuvre: Welles: The Lady from Shanghai
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Oeuvre: Welles: The Lady from Shanghai

Orson Welles’s The Lady from Shanghai, his feverish film noir and “the weirdest great movie…

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