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Orson Welles Discovery Now Online

20 August 2014 9:00 PM, PDT

Reading about a rare film “find” is one thing: seeing it is another. The National Film Preservation Foundation is now streaming the long-lost Orson Welles Mercury Theatre footage of Too Much Johnson. Shot in New York City in 1938, it was part of Welles’ high-concept revival of an 1894 play featuring a young Joseph Cotten and other Mercury actors. This footage has intrigued Welles buffs for years, but it was said to have been lost in a house fire decades ago. Imagine how exciting it must have been to discover 10 reels of the original work print last year in a warehouse in Pordenone, Italy! Film scholars owe a debt of thanks to the Cineteca del Friuli and Cinemazero, which took...

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From Robin Williams To Film Noir…

18 August 2014 9:00 PM, PDT

With so many sites offering good reading it’s easy to miss out on some. That’s why I want to spotlight Eat Drink Films!, the weekly online magazine devised by my longtime friend Gary Meyer, who also serves as Senior Curator for the Telluride Film Festival. As someone who enjoys food and drink as well as movies, Gary developed the idea for an entity that would exist online and also sponsor live events for like-minded people. You’ll find recipes, restaurant recommendations, and tie-ins with culinary-minded movies like The Hundred-Foot Journey and The Trip to Italy. Gary serves as editor, gathering good writing from a wide variety of sources (mostly in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he...

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