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Orson Welles indisputably made a huge impact on the film industry, both in terms of technical proficiency and storytelling sophistication. However, Welles was never the biggest fan of films themselves. He just saw it as a way to tell stories he wanted to. That makes sense to me of how he approached filmmaking. Had he been a movie fan, I don't know if he would have thought so much outside of the box about to make them than he did. That isn't to say he didn't like all movies. In the early 1950s, Welles managed to cobble together a list of his ten favorite films for Sound on Sight (via Open Culture). As he had only been exposed to a couple of decades of cinema, I think this is a very interesting list, and one that makes a lot of sense for someone like Welles. City Lights (dir. Charles Chaplin) Greed (dir. »
- Mike Shutt
Paris – France probably provides more support to the arts than any other nation in the world, but sometimes the synergies between various different art forms aren’t always easy to cultivate. Gallic music and film have been a classic case.
Over the last two decades, French film producers have made regular use of soundtracks performed by orchestras, but in the vast majority of cases have contracted orchestras based in Eastern Europe, Germany or the U.K. for this purpose – above all due to problems related to rights clearances and associated costs.
This was one of the main conclusions reached by a recent study conducted by the Ile de France National Orchestra, one of Gaul’s biggest orchestras, which has paved the way to a pathbreaking deal, unveiled at this year’s Paris Images Location Expo (Feb. 3-4), that enables producers to acquire an all-rights-included deal on music performed by the Orchestra, »
- Martin Dale
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