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The Spirit of Charles Lindbergh (1984)

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In one of his final appearances, Orson Welles reads a moving passage from a diary written by Charles Lindberg, who wrote a lovely message to comfort a dying friend. Sitting behind a ... See full summary »

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In one of his final appearances, Orson Welles reads a moving passage from a diary written by Charles Lindberg, who wrote a lovely message to comfort a dying friend. Sitting behind a typewriter, looking quite frail but still with a great presence, Orson provides a positive and emotional reading using one of his many talents: his deep voice. Written by Rodrigo Amaro

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Filmed in 1984 but only released in 2000 by Orson Welles's companion Oja Kodar. See more »

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Orson Welles: [to someone off screen] Don't cry, please.
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Orson Welles: There are never many, never enough of them, but there are men born into the world with a gaze fixed on the widest possible horizon. Men who can see without strain beyond the most distant horizon into that unconquered country we call the future.
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Very short and very moving
16 November 2003 | by (Erlangen, Germany) – See all my reviews

This short bit is the last footage of Welles before he died. He already looks rather ill, but his reading of a passage from Charles Lindbergh's diary, dedicated to a friend of his, is really moving. A last great look at one of the greatest!


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