"For me it will always be Citizen Kane.
I've said this before and been bitten on the ass for it, but I think Welles -- for all his considerable articulateness -- was a hash as a writer. He did his best work when someone else had the pen,…"
"I really like Orson Welles. I may need to revisit Citizen Kane. I gave it 3 stars.
I gave Jane Eyre 5 Stars
The Tird Man 5 Stars
The Stranger 4 Stars
The Lady from Shanghai 4 Stars
Touch of Evil 3 Stars
A man for all Seasons 3 Stars
"I've never watched a decent print of The Trial but it's, by far, my favorite Orson Welles movie. It never gets old. The combination of Kafka's paranoia and Welles' penchant for sleight of hand makes this a perfect nightmare.…"
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"Peeping Tom (1960)The screenplay is by Leo Marks, the British cryptographer who deciphered and devised codes for agents sent on spying missions in Nazi-occupied territories during WWII. According to Marks, the screenplay for 'Peeping…"
"Two title songs:
The first, interesting mostly because we get to see Curtis Mayfield, the composer/performer of the film's score, in a typical club setting for the time. The second is another club setting, but stagey and embarrassingly…"
"Was just talking about this one and Harry Belafonte's svelte gangster performance. He doesn't sing a note in it, though. Might make another interesting thread (or award): Musiician non-singing performances surrounded by other musicians in…"
"Thirty great indie films? OK, I can agree with some of them, some I haven't seen.
Of the movies included I enjoy Slacker, The Thin Blue Line, Jarmusch, Texas Chainsaw, Romero's Living Dead, Pulp Fiction (somewhat), Blair Witch, Mean…"