“Forgotten Hollywood”- The Essential Orson Welles….

Posted on May 7, 2014 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

   Since yesterday was Orson Welles birthday, I thought I pass this on from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Welcome to The Essential Orson Welles, running over the next month each Saturday at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. This week’s screening is Citizen Kane. Prior to the screening, Oscar-winning visual effects supervisor Craig Barron and Oscar-winning sound designer Ben Burtt will share some of the secrets behind the making of Citizen Kane. Last week, Orson’s lost classic, Too Much Johnson, was the bill o’ faire.


Citizen Kane – Sat. May 10 at 7:30 pm

The Magnificent Ambersons – Sat. May 17 at 7:30 pm

The Stranger – Sat. May 17 at 9:10 pm

The Lady From Shanghai – Sat. May 24 at 7:30 pm

Mr. Arkadin – Sat. May 24 at 9:10 pm

The Trial – Sat. May 31 at 5:00 pm

Touch of Evil – Sat. May 31 at 7:30 pm

Chimes at Midnight – Sat. June 7 at 5:00 pm

F For Fake – Sat. June 7 at 7:30 pm

   This fine series presented by the Academy will focus on Welles as a trailblazing director, presenting nine of the 11 films completed in his lifetime (several of them screening in brand-new restorations). As a body of work, these movies – from the serene epic grandeur of The Magnificent Ambersons to the noir intrigue of The Lady from Shanghai and Touch of Evil – reveal the inventiveness of Welles’ craftsmanship. The series will offer examples of his dazzling technical expertise, such as overlapping dialogue, potent bursts of montage, and bravura cinematography. Each week, it explores the themes that fascinated him, from anti-heroes corrupted by power to the dangers of pursuing uncomfortable truths.

   The Essential Orson Welles runs through June 7th. General admission is $5; Academy members, LACMA Film Club members, and students with a valid ID is $3.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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