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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 10:07 PM
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Poll question: Favorite Orson Welles movie that is not Citizen Kane?
Edited on Sat Jan-24-09 10:37 PM by AlCzervik
For me it's a tie between The Stranger, maybe that's because of Edward G. Robinson and The Magnificent Ambersons.

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 10:09 PM
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1. This Paul Mason Champagne commercial
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Orrex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 10:32 PM
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9. What about the Dark Tower commercials?
"I was given a kingdom..."
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Adenoid_Hynkel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 05:42 AM
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20. The Living Will is a good one, too
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MrScorpio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 10:10 PM
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2. I've got a thing for Rita Hayworth and Mirrors
It was easy to choose
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 10:11 PM
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3. No Touch of Evil?
That might be my favorite. Though The Stranger is pure fucking genius, too, and Robinson - wow! - amazing in that movie.

But then, MacBeth is one of the more brilliant Shakespeare movies ever done, as well as one of the more brilliant movies at all.


And on the other hand, one has to give props to the utterly amazing Dial F For Fake.

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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 10:14 PM
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5. i think that was the best role that Robinson ever played, when i was a kid he was
just the cartoon of a gangster on Looney toons but i've finally watched many of the movies he was in and have really come to appreciate his work.
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ghostsofgiants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 10:11 PM
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4. F for Fake
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 10:23 PM
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6. Hah! Beat you to it!
And yet again, you impress me with your incredibly developed sense of good taste.
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ghostsofgiants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 10:25 PM
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7. Pfftt. At least I got the title right.
:P

But yeah, I'm good like that, and F for Fake is a masterpiece.
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 10:38 PM
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11. Oh, my - I can't believe I put "Dial" in the title.
Oh, well.

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ghostsofgiants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 10:39 PM
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12. Easy slip of the subconscious.
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 11:07 PM
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13. Watch it here
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Orrex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 10:31 PM
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8. The Muppet Movie, of course
"Miss Tracy, prepare the standard Rich and Famous contract for Kermit the Frog and company."
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 10:36 PM
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10. My dear ALCzervik!
Jane Eyre!

He was superb as Edward Rochester in this classic story!

It was a wonderful adaptation of the book by one of the Bronte sisters...

Do Not Miss!

:hi:

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crimsonblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 01:41 AM
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14. Citizen Kane, bitches.
I've seen em all, and Citizen Kane is clearly the best. I hope to FSM it never gets remade.
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MrSlayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 02:38 AM
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15. Hell, I haven't seen any of his work at all.
Including Citizen Kane. I already know the ending so I don't see the point.
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Adenoid_Hynkel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 03:03 AM
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16. The Third Man
he didn't direct that one, but it's his best on-screen appearance after CK.

wish they'd put "Ambersons" and "Journey into Fear" out on DVD
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kentauros Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 07:37 PM
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33. I love that movie!
The sewer chase was amazing. And that bittersweet ending... :)
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Adenoid_Hynkel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-26-09 01:14 AM
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39. I could watch Joseph Cotton in anything
I truly underrated actor
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 03:18 AM
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17. I am a great fan of Orson Welles. I have really been awed by
Edited on Sun Jan-25-09 03:19 AM by BrklynLiberal
everything he has done. I was reading his biography when he died..
I just wanted to add another movie that was not mentioned yet.."Tomorrow is Forever".
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myrna minx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 03:55 AM
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18. I love the Third Man. n/t
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MilesColtrane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 11:12 AM
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23. My favorite movie, hands down.
:thumbsup:
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Adenoid_Hynkel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 05:38 AM
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19. pity the guy had to scratch and scrape to get a film financed in his later days
yet crap like "Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector" gets a greenlight

Too bad Orson couldn't have lasted longer. The indie film boom that started with "Raising Arizona" in the late 80s would have helped him find a home for his projects
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sarge43 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 06:06 AM
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21. Toss up between Touch of Evil and The Third Man. n/t
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old mark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 07:11 AM
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22. "Touch of Evil" - a sleazy, nasty movie, and a lot of fun. nt
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 01:06 PM
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24. Maybe this doesn't qualify, but I'm saying his War of the Worlds broadcast.
Edited on Sun Jan-25-09 01:06 PM by Forkboy
I've actually spoken to people who heard it live. Both said it was totally scary, and they both knew it was fake. Imagine the poor bastards who believed it.

I also loved Welles in the Dean Martin roasts.

:hide:

:hi:
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Lavender Brown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 01:12 PM
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25. Well, it's not FUTURE SHOCK
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Ghzomm15yE

We had to watch this in one of my grad school classes. :crazy:

My personal favorite is his Jane Eyre with Joan Fontaine.
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timtom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 01:26 PM
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26. My favorite is
"Start the Revolution Without Me"
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Iggo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 01:33 PM
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27. Which is the one where Charlton Heston plays a mexican?
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 02:46 PM
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28. That is Touch of Evil.
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 06:14 PM
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29. Never seen one, but I have seen (and greatly enjoyed) this
short film: "Five Minutes Mr. Welles" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-4PPr3r_r0&fmt=18
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WolverineDG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 06:14 PM
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30. War of the Worlds
yes I know it was only a radio broadcast, but it was pure genius.

dg
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barb162 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 06:17 PM
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31. He played a cardinal in some film and I don't remember the name of it.
He palyed Cardinal Wolsey as I recall.
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5thGenDemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 06:53 PM
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32. OH, COME ON
Edited on Sun Jan-25-09 06:58 PM by 5thGenDemocrat
No love for The Third Man? Jeez.
John
Orson as Harry Lime: "Don't be so gloomy. After all it's not that awful. Like the fella says, in Italy for 30 years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder, and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and the Renaissance. In Switzerland they had brotherly love - they had 500 years of democracy and peace, and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock. So long Holly."
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Kutjara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 07:41 PM
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35. Seriously. He was great in that.
One of my favorite movies.
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cemaphonic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 10:55 PM
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36. Yeah, that should really be on the poll.
Touch of Evil is pretty awesome though.
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Starbucks Anarchist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 07:37 PM
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34. Touch of Evil.
Edited on Sun Jan-25-09 07:38 PM by Starbucks Anarchist
I actually like it much more than Citizen Kane, plus the soundtrack is amazing.
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Phoebe Loosinhouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 11:08 PM
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37. The Magnificent Ambersons by far
Has so many relevant ideas to stuff that is happening constantly. Please read the book -it's completely prescient to stuff we discuss all the time:

The move from town center to suburbs

Real estate values

New technologies replacing old ones

Entrenched wealth vs new wealth

Stock hyperbole and lost fortunes from speculation

Safety in the workplace (Young Amberson blows up in the end in a mine explosion)


The movie does a great job of adhering to the book pretty closely.

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Adenoid_Hynkel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-26-09 01:13 AM
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38. I can't believe no one's been a wiseass and said
Transformers: The Movie
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