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A documentary about Orson Welles's unfinished three-part film about South America.

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Raimundo 'Tata' Correia Lima ...
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Manuel 'Preto' Pereira da Silva ...
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A documentary about Orson Welles's unfinished three-part film about South America.

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A story segment that Welles originally planned involved a profile of Louis Armstrong to be filmed in New Orleans. It was the only segment of the four parts that Welles never filmed any footage of. See more »

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A refreshing look at a controversial genius
5 March 2003 | by (Texas) – See all my reviews

I loved this examination of Welles' South American misadventures, because it challenged and successfully overturned my prejudices towards Welles; namely, that in his early years he squandered much of his talent and potential while becoming Hollywood's "bad boy," partying in the streets of Rio on RKO's tab until they had no choice but to pull the plug on his project. Instead, the filmmakers paint a much more sincere portrait of Welles as a committed filmmaker and artist, with circumstances beyond his control ultimately destroying not just his hard work, but the hopes of an entire oppressed underclass.

Amazingly, the filmmakers were able to locate the survivors (and their relatives) to piece together, first the chronology of Welles' stay in Brazil, and eventually the raw footage itself, to give us at least a glimpse of what Welles had planned to release. It's also a fascinating look at the early documentary tradition pioneered by Robert Flaherty and John Grierson (though ultimately I think the evidence suggests Welles may have been more influenced by Eisensteinian agit-prop).

For anyone interested in a sympathetic portrayal of American cinema's most praised and controversial director, I highly recommend IT'S ALL TRUE.


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