(10/30/38) Radio: Leading director, at the Mercury Theatre on-the-air program, as he and other staff members extremely heavily dramatized, as they created science-fiction program, "War of the Worlds", based on H.G. Wells
' novel. Their setting up events of imaginary Martians landing on Earth (locations, at the time, were ...
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[Louis B. Mayer
] offered me his studio! He was madly in love with me, because I wouldn't have anything to do with him, you know? Twice he brought me over--spent all day wooing me. He called me "Orse". Whenever he sent for me, he burst into tears, and once he fainted. To get his way. It was fake, absolutely fake. The deal was, I'd have the studio, but I'd have to stop acting, directing and ...
When execs at RKO couldn't decide to greenlight Citizen Kane
(1941), Welles asked the studio for film equipment and a small crew so he could spend the midway time doing test shots. Not wanting its new import from New York to sour on his deal with RKO, the studio granted the request. Welles proceeded to shoot actual scenes of the movie. By the time execs realized what he had done, Welles had many ...
Known for his use of low camera angles, tracking shots, deep focus and elaborate crane shots in his films.