Romy Schneider, Anthony Perkins and director Orson Welles on the set of The Trial, photographed by Nicolas Tikhomiroff 1961.
Princess Orson Welles, who released a public statement today concerning the shocking demotion of Citizen Kane from the #1 film to the #2 film in Sight & Sound’s 2012 poll. “Peasants,” cried Princess Orson Welles, bits of cigar flying from his mouth into the crowd of reporters. “All of you, peasants!”
citizen kane (1941)
directed by orson welles
October 31, 1938: Orson Welles speaks at a press conference to address the notorious “panic-mongering” radio adaptation of The War of the Worlds broadcasted the previous night
Still from the 1947 film noir “Lady from Shanghai,” directed by Orson Welles, starring Welles and his then-wife, Rita Hayworth. Here, Welles (as seaman Michael O’Hara) is escaping into the heart of San Fransisco’s Chinatown, a stone’s throw away from the courthouse where he is standing trial for the murder of his employer, a prominent lawyer whose wife (Elsa) Michael is attracted to.
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Yes, that’s the conspiracy: to persuade us all that the whole world is crazy, formless, meaningless, absurd. That’s the dirty game. So I’ve lost my case. What of it? You, you’re losing too. It’s all lost, lost. So what? Does that sentence the entire universe to lunacy?