Mind City Productions takes pride in presenting Orson Welles in the first production of a unique new animated series of "The Mercury Theater of the Air". In this haunting visual adaptation,... See full summary »

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Mind City Productions takes pride in presenting Orson Welles in the first production of a unique new animated series of "The Mercury Theater of the Air". In this haunting visual adaptation, we are introduced to Ronald Adams. A man who, during a cross country trip, is slowly driven to madness. Another spine-tingler by name... The Hitch Hiker. Written by Evelyn

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A cross country trip drives a man to the edge of insanity.


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11 August 2004 (USA)  »

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Orson Welles considered Lucille Fletcher's "Sorry Wrong Number", the single greatest suspense play ever written for the medium of radio. This was the second. See more »

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As one who's seen the magic
26 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I really enjoyed the overall creativity of this short animation. It's quite a visual spectacle of what one's imagination could create while listening to this story. The visual language of this short as well as the art direction is somewhat of an industry first. First time I've seen an animation strive to be lit like a Noir film. Check out what Mind City Productions is trying to pioneer! Not many people are aware that Orson Welles was a master voice artist as well as a forerunner in shaping today's cinema. "The Hitch Hicker" showcases this Orwellian talent and provides a few twists and turns of it's own that the watcher is not expecting. Camera angles are quite superb. The realism is there as well and very well may give you the chill in your spine you are looking for. The blend of the two pieces is very inspired and it carries through to the end of the short. Defnintely something that will keep your attention long after it's over.


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