Tag: Orson Welles

Film: Sentinels of Silence / Centinelas del silencio (1971)

Film: Sentinels of Silence / Centinelas del silencio (1971)

September 3, 2014 | By

Although filmed in straight 35mm, Sentinels of Silence has the visual scope and splendor of an IMAX film, capturing several of Mexico’s coastal and inland archaeological jewels. With a camera strapped to a helicopter, director Robert Amram filmed the ruins of Mexico’s Teotihuacan, Monte Alban, Mitla, Tulum, Palenque, Chichen Itza and Uxma…

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BR: Long, Hot Summer, The (1958)

BR: Long, Hot Summer, The (1958)

September 23, 2012 | By

Film: Excellent Transfer: Very Good Extras: Good Label: Twentieth Century-Fox Region: All Released: August 15, 2017 Genre: Drama Synopsis: A drifter with a history of barn burning worms his way into the lives of a troubled new money family. Special Features: Isolated Stereo Music Track / 2001 AMC Backstory episode (21:29) / 1958 Newsreel (2:00) […]

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DVD: Battle Over Citizen Kane (1996)

DVD: Battle Over Citizen Kane (1996)

March 23, 2012 | By

Return to: Home / Blu-ray, DVD, Film Reviews / B . Film: Excellent/ DVD Transfer: Excellent/ DVD Extras: Standard Label: PBS / Warner Home Video/ Region: 1 (NTSC) / Released: November 4, 2000 Genre: Documentary / Film History / TV Synopsis:  Finely detailed documentary on the battling egos as media tycoon William Randolph Hearst attempts to stop […]

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DVD: RKO 281 (1999)

DVD: RKO 281 (1999)

March 23, 2012 | By

Return to: Home / Blu-ray, DVD, Film Reviews / P to R . Film: Very Good/ DVD Transfer: Excellent/ DVD Extras:  n/a Label: Warner Home Video/ Region: 1 (NTSC) / Released: April 25, 2000 Genre: Docu-Drama / Film History / TV Movie Synopsis: Dramatization of the battling egos when media tycoon William Randolph Hearst attempts to stop […]

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BR: Citizen Kane (1941)

BR: Citizen Kane (1941)

March 23, 2012 | By

Return to: Home / Blu-ray, DVD, Film Reviews / C . Film: Excellent/ DVD Transfer: Excellent/ DVD Extras: Excellent Label: Warner Home Video/ Region: All / Released: January 10, 2012 Genre: Drama / Satire Synopsis: An investigative journalist tries to find the meaning behind “rosebud” – the last word uttered by a bloated, possessive media tycoon. Special […]

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‘Swell Welles’ Part II – Orson Welles’ Citizen Kane, The Battle Over Citizen Kane, and RKO 281

‘Swell Welles’ Part II – Orson Welles’ Citizen Kane, The Battle Over Citizen Kane, and RKO 281

March 18, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

In Part 2 of ‘Swell Welles,’ reviews of Warner Home Video’s Citizen Kane set on Blu-ray, featuring Kane, the 1996 documentary The Battle Over Citizen Kane, and the 1999 HBO TV movie RKO 281, plus authentic editorial blather.

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DVD: It’s All True: Based on an Unfinished Film by Orson Welles (1993)

DVD: It’s All True: Based on an Unfinished Film by Orson Welles (1993)

March 5, 2012 | By

Return to: Home / Blu-ray, DVD, Film Reviews / I . Film: Very Good/ DVD Transfer: Excellent/ DVD Extras: n/a Label: Paramount/ Region: 1 (NTSC) / Released: November 30, 2004 Genre: Documentary / Film History Synopsis: Documentary on and reconstruction of the surviving segment “Four Men on a Raft” from Orson Welles’ aborted 1942 Brazil docu-anthology “It’s […]

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DVD: Magnificent Ambersons, The (1939,1942, and 2001)

DVD: Magnificent Ambersons, The (1939,1942, and 2001)

March 5, 2012 | By

Return to: Home / Blu-ray, DVD, Film Reviews / M . Film: Very Good/ DVD Transfer: Very Good/ DVD Extras: n/a Label: Warner Home Video / Region: 1 (NTSC) / Released: January 31, 2012 Genre: Drama Synopsis: A family’s wealth disintegrates during the rapid industrialization and suburban development of Indiana after the turn-of-the-century. Special Features: (none) . . Review: Please […]

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Orson Welles’ War of the Worlds: Part I

Orson Welles’ War of the Worlds: Part I

April 30, 2011 | By

In this first part examining Orson Welles’ 1938 radio drama of H.G. Wells’ The War of the Worlds, I’ve a review of The Art of Time Ensemble’s 2011 stage production + director Andrew Burashko, and related reviews of The Night America Trembled (1957) and Without Warning (1994)…

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ANDREW BURASHKO

ANDREW BURASHKO

April 29, 2011 | By

Return to: Home / Exclusive Interviews & Profiles / Miscellaneous . Preamble & Play Review 2011 marks the 100th centenary of Bernard Herrmann’s birthday, and Toronto’s Art of Time Ensemble recently mounted a live performance of Orson Welles’ 1938 radio broadcast version of H.G. Wells’ The War of the Worlds. That alone sounds like a handful, because […]

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