Directors Great Actors Series - Volume 39 - Orson Welles

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  1. SteveGon

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    Someone to Love (1987)
    The Transformers: The Movie (1986 - voiec)
    The Enchanted Journey (1984 - voice)
    Hot Money (1983)
    Where Is Parsifal? (1983)
    Butterfly (1982)
    Slapstick (Of Another Kind) (1982 - voice)
    History of the World: Part I (1981 - voice)
    "Tales of the Klondike" (1981 - tv mini series - voice)
    Shogun (1980 - tv - narrator)
    The Secret of Nikola Tesla (1980)
    The Greenstone (1980 - narrator)
    The Double McGuffin (1979 - narrator)
    The Muppet Movie (1979)
    A Woman Called Moses (1978 - tv - narrator)
    The Biggest Battle (1978 - tv)
    It Happened One Christmas (1977 - tv)
    Hot Tomorrows (1977 - voice)
    Rime of the Ancient Mariner (1977 - narrator)
    Some Call It Greed (1977 - narrator)
    Voyage of the Damned (1976)
    Rikki-Tikki-Tavi (1975 - tv - voice)
    And Then There Were None (1974 - voice)
    Necromancy (1972)
    The Man Who Came to Dinner (1972 - tv)
    Treasure Island (1972)
    Get to Know Your Rabbit (1972)
    Ten Days Wonder (1971)
    A Safe Place (1971)
    London (1971)
    The Legend of Doom House (1971)
    Waterloo (1970)
    Catch-22 (1970)
    Start the Revolution Without Me (1970 - narrator)
    The Kremlin Letter (1970)
    The Deep (1970)
    Is It Always Right to Be Right? (1970 - narrator)
    Upon This Rock (1970 - tv)
    12 + 1 (1969)
    The Southern Star (1969)
    Kampf um Rom II - Der Verrat (1969)
    The Battle of Neretva (1969)
    The Merchant of Venice (1969 - tv)
    The Last Roman (1968)
    House of Cards (1968)
    The Immortal Story (1968)
    Long Live the Revolution (1968)
    I'll Never Forget What's'isname (1967)
    Oedipus the King (1967)
    The Sailor from Gibraltar (1967)
    Casino Royale (1967)
    A Man for All Seasons (1966)
    Is Paris Burning? (1966)
    Chimes at Midnight (1965)
    Marco the Magnificent (1965)
    The V.I.P.s (1963)
    Ro.Go.Pa.G. (1963)
    The Trial (1962)
    La Fayette (1962)
    The Tartars (1961)
    King of Kings (1961 - uncredited narrator)
    The Battle of Austerlitz (1960)
    Crack in the Mirror (1960)
    David and Goliath (1960)
    Ferry to Hong Kong (1959)
    Compulsion (1959)
    High Journey (1959 - narrator)
    The Roots of Heaven (1958)
    The Fountain of Youth (1958 - tv - narrator)
    The Vikings (1958 - uncredited narrator)
    Touch of Evil (1958)
    The Long, Hot Summer (1958)
    Man in the Shadow (1957)
    The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957 - uncredited narrator)
    Moby Dick (1956)
    "The Orson Welles Sketchbook" (1955 - tv series - host)
    Mr. Arkadin (1955)
    Napoléon (1955)
    Three Cases of Murder (1955)
    Moby Dick Rehearsed (1955 - tv)
    Royal Affairs in Versailles (1954)
    King Lear (1953 - tv)
    Trouble in the Glen (1953)
    Man Beast and Virture (1953)
    Trent's Last Case (1952)
    The Little World of Don Camillo (1952)
    The Tragedy of Othello: The Moor of Venice (1952)
    The Black Rose (1950)
    Prince of Foxes (1949)
    Black Magic (1949)
    The Third Man (1949)
    Macbeth (1948)
    The Lady from Shanghai (1947)
    Duel in the Sun (1946 - uncredited narrator)
    The Stranger (1946)
    Tomorrow Is Forever (1946)
    Jane Eyre (1944)
    Journey Into Fear (1943)
    The Magnificent Ambersons (1942 - narrator)
    Citizen Kane (1941)
    Swiss Family Robinson (1940 - uncredited narrator)
    Too Much Johnson (1938)
    The Hearts of Age (1934)


    Rate 'em or rank 'em.
     
  2. SteveGon

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    History of the World: Part I **
    Shogun - N/A
    (been too long)
    The Muppet Movie ***
    Catch-22 - N/A
    (been too long)
    Casino Royale - N/A (been too long)
    A Man for All Seasons ***1/2
    Chimes at Midnight ***
    The Trial ***1/2
    The Vikings ***
    Touch of Evil ****
    The Incredible Shrinking Man ***1/2
    Moby Dick ****
    Mr. Arkadin ***
    The Third Man ****
    MacBeth ***
    The Lady from Shanghai ***
    Duel in the Sun ***
    The Stranger ***
    Jane Eyre - N/A
    (been too long)
    Journey into Fear ***
    The Magnificent Ambersons ****
    Citizen Kane ****
     
  3. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    Own (or want to):
    The Third Man (1949)
    The Stranger (1946)
    Citizen Kane (1941)


    No interest in owning:
    History of the World: Part I (1981 - voice)
    Shogun (1980 - tv - narrator)
    The Muppet Movie (1979)
    Casino Royale (1967)
    A Man for All Seasons (1966)
    The Trial (1962)
    King of Kings (1961 - uncredited narrator)
    Compulsion (1959)
    Touch of Evil (1958)
    The Long, Hot Summer (1958)
    The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957 - uncredited narrator)
    Moby Dick (1956)
    The Tragedy of Othello: The Moor of Venice (1952)
    The Lady from Shanghai (1947)
    Duel in the Sun (1946 - uncredited narrator)
    The Magnificent Ambersons (1942 - narrator)
    Swiss Family Robinson (1940 - uncredited narrator)
     
  4. Brook K

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    The Muppet Movie
    F For Fake
    The Trial
    Touch of Evil
    The Third Man
    The Stranger
    The Magnificent Ambersons
    Citizen Kane

    Own: 1
     
  5. Jim_K

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    Casino Royale (1967) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Catch-22 (1970) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Chimes at Midnight (1965) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Citizen Kane (1941) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Duel in the Sun (1946) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    F for Fake (1974) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse (1991) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    History of the World: Part I (1981) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Immortal Story, The (1968) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Incredible Shrinking Man, The (1957) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Journey Into Fear (1943) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    King of Kings (1961) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Lady from Shanghai, The (1947) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Magnificent Ambersons, The (1942) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Man for All Seasons, A (1966) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Moby Dick (1956) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Mr. Arkadin (1955) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Muppet Movie, The (1979) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Is Paris Burning? (1966) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Stranger, The (1946) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Tartars, The (1961) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Third Man, The (1949) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Tomorrow Is Forever (1946) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Touch of Evil (1958) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Tragedy of Othello: The Moor of Venice, The (1952)
    Trial, The (1963) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Vikings, The (1958) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]


    Seen 27 - Own 7
     
  6. Steve Christou

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    The Transformers: The Movie (1986 - voice) *
    History of the World: Part I (1981 - voice) *
    Waterloo (1970) *
    Catch-22 (1970)
    Casino Royale (1967)
    A Man for All Seasons (1966) *
    The V.I.P.s (1963) *
    King of Kings (1961 - uncredited narrator) *
    The Vikings (1958 - uncredited narrator) *
    Touch of Evil (1958) *
    The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957 - uncredited narrator) *
    Moby Dick (1956) *
    The Black Rose (1950) *
    The Third Man (1949) *
    Duel in the Sun (1946 - uncredited narrator) *
    Citizen Kane (1941)
    *

    Seen: 16
    Own: 14*

    Hmmm now did Welles really narrate all those films or is most of that guesswork? [​IMG]

    Favorite role and film: Unicron - Transformers the Movie (1986]
     
  7. george kaplan

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    The only one I've watched recently enough to remember is King of Kings, and I know that is him, as I was struck by the fact that his narration was the best thing in the film.
     
  8. Steve Christou

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    Well The Incredible Shrinking Man was the one that confused me, and made me wonder if the movie geeks posting trivia on the IMDB might be just guessing that every deep booming voice narrator just had to be Welles. After checking IMDB though I find that Welles only narrated the trailer to that film. There was narration in Shrinking Man but it was by the films star, Grant Williams, not Welles.

    Btw Paul Frees is the king of the Voice-Over/Narrators, check out how many films he contributed to, wow! he also acted in a few including the 1951 sci-fi classic The Thing from Another World.

    http://us.imdb.com/name/nm0293659/
     
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    History of the World: Part I (1981 - voice) **1/2
    King of Kings (1961 - uncredited narrator) ***
    Touch of Evil (1958) ***
    The Incredible Shrinking Man ***
    Citizen Kane (1941) ****
     
  10. Mario Gauci

    Mario Gauci Cinematographer

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    The Transformers: The Movie (1986 - voice) *1/2
    History of the World: Part I (1981 - voice) **1/2
    Shogun (1980 - tv - narrator) **1/2
    The Muppet Movie (1979) ***
    Ten Days Wonder (1971) ***
    The Legend Of Doom House aka Malpertuis (1971) ***
    Waterloo (1970) ***
    Catch-22 (1970) **1/2
    The Kremlin Letter (1970) **
    12 + 1 (1969) **1/2
    The Battle of Neretva (1969) **
    The Immortal Story (1968) ***
    The Sailor from Gibraltar (1967) **
    Casino Royale (1967) **1/2
    A Man for All Seasons (1966) ****
    Chimes at Midnight (1965) ***1/2
    The V.I.P.s (1963) **1/2
    Ro.Go.Pa.G. (1963) **1/2
    The Trial (1962) ***
    La Fayette (1962) **
    King of Kings (1961 - uncredited narrator) ***
    The Battle of Austerlitz (1960) **1/2
    David and Goliath (1960) **
    Compulsion (1959) ***
    The Vikings (1958 - uncredited narrator) ***1/2
    Touch of Evil (1958) ****
    The Long, Hot Summer (1958) ***
    The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957 - uncredited narrator) ***
    Moby Dick (1956) ***
    Mr. Arkadin (1955) ***
    Napoléon (1955) **1/2
    The Tragedy of Othello: The Moor of Venice (1952) ***1/2
    Prince of Foxes (1949) ***
    Black Magic (1949) **1/2
    The Third Man (1949) ****
    Macbeth (1948) ***
    The Lady from Shanghai (1947) ***
    Duel in the Sun (1946 - uncredited narrator) ***1/2
    The Stranger (1946) ***
    Tomorrow Is Forever (1946) **1/2
    Jane Eyre (1944) ***1/2
    Journey Into Fear (1943) ***1/2
    The Magnificent Ambersons (1942 - narrator) ****
    Citizen Kane (1941) ****
    The Hearts of Age (1934) **


    I also have THE BLACK ROSE (1950), still unwatched, on VHS.

    Favorite Film: CITIZEN KANE
    Favorite Performance: CITIZEN KANE/THE THIRD MAN (tie)

    If he weren't already one of the most important film-makers in cinema history (and an absolute favorite of mine[​IMG]), Welles would still be recognized as one of the most fascinating and powerful actors to ever grace the screen!
     

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