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DIRECTOR FILMOGRAPHY - The Films of ORSON WELLES


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#1 of 31 Jim_K

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Posted May 23 2005 - 01:54 AM

DIRECTOR FILMOGRAPHY - The Films of ORSON WELLES

Rank ‘em, rate ‘em, review ‘em or whatever.

ORSON WELLES

Moby Dick (1999)


It's All True (1993)

Don Quixote (1992)

Orson Welles' Magic Show (1985) (TV)
The Spirit of Charles Lindbergh (1984)
Filming 'Othello' (1978)
F for Fake (1974)
The Other Side of the Wind (1972)
London (1971)
The Deep (1970)
The Merchant of Venice (1969) (TV)
The Immortal Story (1968)
Vienna (1968)
Chimes at Midnight (1965)
The Trial (1962)
The Fountain of Youth (1958) (TV)
Touch of Evil (1958)
Portrait of Gina (1958) (TV)
Orson Welles and People (1956) (TV)
Mr. Arkadin (1955)
Moby Dick Rehearsed (1955) (TV)
The Tragedy of Othello: The Moor of Venice (1952)
Black Magic (1949) (uncredited)
Macbeth (1948)
The Lady from Shanghai (1947)
The Stranger (1946)
The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)
Citizen Kane (1941)
Too Much Johnson (1938)
The Hearts of Age (1934)



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#2 of 31 Jim_K

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Posted May 23 2005 - 01:57 AM

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ORSON WELLES (1915 - 1985)


Moby Dick (1999)

It's All True (1993)

Don Quixote (1992) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

Orson Welles' Magic Show (1985)
The Spirit of Charles Lindbergh (1984)
Filming 'Othello' (1978)
F for Fake (1974) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
The Other Side of the Wind (1972)
London (1971)
The Deep (1970)
The Merchant of Venice (1969)
The Immortal Story (1968) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Vienna (1968)
Chimes at Midnight (1965) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
The Trial (1962) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

The Fountain of Youth (1958)
Touch of Evil (1958) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Portrait of Gina (1958)
Orson Welles and People (1956)
Mr. Arkadin (1955) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Moby Dick Rehearsed (1955)
The Tragedy of Othello: The Moor of Venice (1952) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Black Magic (1949)
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Macbeth (1948) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
The Lady from Shanghai (1947) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
The Stranger (1946) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Journey Into Fear (1943) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)
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Citizen Kane (1941) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Too Much Johnson (1938)
The Hearts of Age (1934) Posted Image Posted Image




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#3 of 31 SteveGon

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Posted May 23 2005 - 02:01 AM

Orson Welles' Magic Show (1985) (TV)
The Spirit of Charles Lindbergh (1984)
Filming 'Othello' (1978)
F for Fake (1974)
The Other Side of the Wind (1972)
London (1971)
The Deep (1970)
The Merchant of Venice (1969) (TV)
The Immortal Story (1968)
Vienna (1968)
Chimes at Midnight (1965)
The Trial (1962)

The Fountain of Youth (1958) (TV)
Touch of Evil (1958)
Portrait of Gina (1958) (TV)
Orson Welles and People (1956) (TV)
Mr. Arkadin (1955)
Moby Dick Rehearsed (1955) (TV)
The Tragedy of Othello: The Moor of Venice (1952)
Macbeth (1948)
The Lady from Shanghai (1947)
The Stranger (1946)
The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)
Citizen Kane (1941)

Too Much Johnson (1938)*
The Hearts of Age (1934)


Bolded films I've seen.

* What is this, an early porn? Posted Image

#4 of 31 Steve Christou

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Posted May 23 2005 - 02:21 AM

[rant]"Rosebud!"[/rant]

Touch of Evil (1958) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Citizen Kane (1941)
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Wow this is embarrassing, I've only seen two Welles-directed films. I remember seeing a bit of The Magnificent Ambersons before I changed the channel.Posted Image

[holds hand up] Jim, when are we getting to the true greats like John Carpenter, Ridley Scott, Oliver Stone and Brian DePalma? I'm getting fidgety. Let's have some action, gore and profanity Jimbo! Posted Image

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#5 of 31 Jim_K

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Posted May 23 2005 - 03:46 AM


Jim, when are we getting to the true greats like John Carpenter, Ridley Scott, Oliver Stone and Brian DePalma? I'm getting fidgety. Let's have some action, gore and profanity Jimbo!


I've been saving the "big guns" for later on, Stevo. Posted Image

Since you requested it, I'll bump 'em up in the rotation. Posted Image
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#6 of 31 Bill McA

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Posted May 23 2005 - 04:08 AM

Orson Welles' Magic Show (1985) (TV)
The Spirit of Charles Lindbergh (1984)
Filming 'Othello' (1978)
F for Fake (1974) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image (Own the DVD)
The Other Side of the Wind (1972)
London (1971)
The Deep (1970)
The Merchant of Venice (1969) (TV)
The Immortal Story (1968)
Vienna (1968)
Chimes at Midnight (1965)
The Trial (1962)
The Fountain of Youth (1958) (TV)
Touch of Evil (1958) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
Portrait of Gina (1958) (TV)
Orson Welles and People (1956) (TV)
Mr. Arkadin (1955)
Moby Dick Rehearsed (1955) (TV)
The Tragedy of Othello: The Moor of Venice (1952)
Macbeth (1948)
The Lady from Shanghai (1947) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
The Stranger (1946) Posted ImagePosted Image
The Magnificent Ambersons (1942) Posted ImagePosted Image
Citizen Kane (1941) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image (Own the Blu)
Too Much Johnson (1938)
The Hearts of Age (1934)

Seen 6
Own 2


       

#7 of 31 george kaplan

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Posted May 23 2005 - 04:17 AM

ORSON WELLES

Seen: 7
Like: 2
Own: 2

Rank order:

Citizen Kane (1941)
The Stranger (1946)
The Lady from Shanghai (1947)
The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)
Touch of Evil (1958)
The Tragedy of Othello: The Moor of Venice (1952)
The Trial (1962)

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#8 of 31 Brook K

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Posted May 23 2005 - 05:18 AM

1. Citizen Kane - A
2. The Magnificent Ambersons - A-
3. F For Fake - A-
4. The Lady From Shanghai - B+


5. Mr. Arkadin: The Confidential Report - B+
6. The Trial - B+
7. Touch of Evil - B+
8. The Stranger - B


Own: 1 (will buy Magnificent Ambersons if it ever gets released)

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#9 of 31 Kirk Tsai

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Posted May 23 2005 - 06:09 AM

Edit: added F For Fake.

Ranking:

1. Touch of Evil
2. Citizen Kane
3. Magnificant Ambersons
4. F For Fake
5. Chimes at Midnight
6. Lady from Shanghai
7. The Trial

#10 of 31 Joe Karlosi

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Posted May 23 2005 - 10:26 AM

out of 4:

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#11 of 31 Arman

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Posted May 23 2005 - 10:30 AM

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#12 of 31 Christ Reynolds

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Posted May 24 2005 - 04:44 PM

sadly, ive only seen 1. out of 5 Posted Image

citizen kane Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

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Posted May 25 2005 - 12:10 PM

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#14 of 31 Brook K

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Posted May 25 2005 - 01:06 PM

A "B" is still a good movie that I like, I just wouldn't rank it as highly as Welles' other films.

While I'm normally a fan of Chuck Heston, I don't think he was the right choice for Touch of Evil, so that takes the film down a notch. Then I take it down another notch for its ridiculous ending. Normally I have a huge capacity for suspension of disbelief, I don't see plot holes where others do, etc. But occassionally something will strike me as so beyond the pale that it mars the film.

In Touch of Evil it would be Heston conducting surveillance on Welles, but having his surveillance device turned up so loudly that Welles can hear that he is being eavesdropped upon.

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Posted June 03 2005 - 05:55 AM

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#16 of 31 Marc Fedderman

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Posted July 24 2005 - 08:26 PM

Out of 4 stars:

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Touch of Evil Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image 1/2
The Lady From Shanghai Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
The Stranger Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
The Hearts of Age

#17 of 31 Mario Gauci

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Posted July 25 2005 - 08:04 AM

In order of merit:


1.Citizen Kane (1941) ****
2.The Magnificent Ambersons (1942) ****
3.Touch of Evil (1958) ****
4.Journey Into Fear (1942; credited to Norman Foster but the Welles touch is evident in every frame) ***1/2
5.Chimes at Midnight (1965) ***1/2
6.The Lady from Shanghai (1947) ***
7.The Trial (1962) ***
8.The Tragedy of Othello: The Moor of Venice (1952) ***
9.Macbeth (1948) ***
10.The Stranger (1946) ***
11.Mr. Arkadin (1955) ***
12.The Immortal Story (1968) ***
13.It's All True (1942; "completed" by Richard Wilson and released in 1993)
14.The Hearts of Age (1934) **


Welles is one of my 12 favorite directors and, as you can see, I've only to catch up with 1 of his movies, F FOR FAKE (1973) - unless those notorious uncompleted projects - DON QUIXOTE, THE DEEP, THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WIND - start cropping up! I know that the Jess Franco reconstruction of DON QUIXOTE is available on DVD in Spain but, knowing Franco's work, I hardly think he does it justice so I stayed away from it...Posted Image.

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Posted March 30 2006 - 05:31 PM

Ranks and ratings on a scale of * to *****:

1: Touch of Evil (1958) ****½
2: Citizen Kane (1941) ****
3: The Magnificent Ambersons (1942) **

Seen 3
Own 1

#19 of 31 Martin Teller

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Posted October 30 2006 - 04:23 AM

F for Fake (1974) - 9/10
Chimes at Midnight (1965) - 6/10
The Trial (1962) - 10/10
Touch of Evil (1958) - 8/10
Mr. Arkadin (1955) - 7/10
The Tragedy of Othello: The Moor of Venice (1952) - 7/10
The Lady from Shanghai (1947) - 8/10
The Stranger (1946) - 8/10
The Magnificent Ambersons (1942) - 9/10
Citizen Kane (1941) - 10/10
The Hearts of Age (1934) - 6/10


#20 of 31 Martin Teller

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Posted June 22 2007 - 03:38 PM

added The Lady from Shanghai (1947) - 8/10