Posts Tagged: Orson Welles

The Real Fake News

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In 2017, newscaster cameos may be the only fact-fiction crossovers for which people have no difficulty keeping the two concepts apart.

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The Storming Bohemian #34: Descent into the Underworld

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The last time I punked the muse, I wrote of the summer solstice, a meditation into the heart of the sun. My goal was to leave behind the ever-more-depressing news cycle, and touch some place deep down where hope resides. We live in the Sun, I concluded. I envisioned a home where we could all […]

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Dreams of Jodorowsky’s Dune

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In the long list of things we wished had happened, there’s a Dune directed by Alejandro Jodorowsky. It would star Salvador Dali, Mick Jagger, and Orson Welles. Pink Floyd was going to do the music and H.R. Giger would handle designs. It was going to be the ultimate cult film and we were all going to […]

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Orson Welles’ Nose

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Orson Welles was self-conscious about the size of his nose, a small issue that lead to make-up malfunctions and a lot of prosthetics. You can track this compulsion of a legendary actor/director through the size of his nose in his movies—it’s a whole new way to experience the classics. (via @MaudNewton)

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Unthinkable Movie Remakes

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John Patterson, writing in The Guardian, suggests it might be time to consider remaking/updating the Orson Welles masterpiece Citizen Kane. The obvious choice of subject, Patterson says, is media mogul Rupert Murdoch, but I like his final suggestion better: Silvio Berlusconi. I like it better in large part because there’s even less chance that film […]

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