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Orson Welles movies: All 13 films as a director, ranked worst to best, include ‘Citizen Kane,’ ‘Touch of Evil,’ ‘The Magnificent Ambersons’

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Orson Welles movies: All 13 films as a director, ranked worst to best, include ‘Citizen Kane,’ ‘Touch of Evil,’ ‘The Magnificent Ambersons’
Orson Welles would’ve celebrated his 104th birthday on May 6, 2019. After making what many people cite as the greatest film ever made, “Citizen Kane” (1941), the multi-talented actor, writer, director and producer struggled to live up to the success he achieved when he was just 26 years old. Yet seen today, many of the films he made afterwards have attained a similar acclaim. In honor of his birthday, let’s take a look back at all 13 of his completed feature films as a director, ranked worst to best.

Born in 1915, Welles first came to prominence as a stage director, mounting groundbreaking productions of “Macbeth,” “Dr. Faustus,” and “The Cradle Will Rock” before forming his own repertory company, The Mercury Theater. In addition to Welles, the Mercury Theater Players included Joseph Cotten, Ray Collins, Agnes Moorhead, Everett Sloane, George Coulouris, Norman Lloyd, Martin Gabel and Paul Stewart, many of whom would go onto
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Orson Welles movies: All 13 films as a director ranked worst to best

  • Gold Derby
Orson Welles movies: All 13 films as a director ranked worst to best
Orson Welles would’ve celebrated his 104th birthday on May 6, 2019. After making what many people cite as the greatest film ever made, “Citizen Kane” (1941), the multi-talented actor, writer, director and producer struggled to live up to the success he achieved when he was just 26 years old. Yet seen today, many of the films he made afterwards have attained a similar acclaim. In honor of his birthday, let’s take a look back at all 13 of his completed feature films as a director, ranked worst to best.

Born in 1915, Welles first came to prominence as a stage director, mounting groundbreaking productions of “Macbeth,” “Dr. Faustus,” and “The Cradle Will Rock” before forming his own repertory company, The Mercury Theater. In addition to Welles, the Mercury Theater Players included Joseph Cotten, Ray Collins, Agnes Moorhead, Everett Sloane, George Coulouris, Norman Lloyd, Martin Gabel and Paul Stewart, many of whom would go onto
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‘Odette’ (1950) To Receive Special Edition Home Release

Studiocanal has been in touch this morning to let us know that they plan to release the 1950 classic Odette on DVD and Blu-ray in the coming weeks.

Released to coincide with the 75th Anniversary of D-Day on June 6, director Herbert Wilcox’s (Sixty Glorious Years, Spring in Park Lane) moving story based on true events was originally released in 1950 and will be available to own on DVD, Digital Download and, for the very first time, on Blu-Ray looking better than ever as part of the Vintage Classics collection.

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Starring Anna Neagle, Trevor Howard, Peter Ustinov and Marius Goring, the new release comes complete with brand new extras material including an exclusive interview with author Sebastian Faulks. The new digital restoration has been completed from a new 4k 16bit scan of the original 35mm negative.

Odette is the inspiring true story of a French-born heroine, Odette Sansom (Anna Neagle) who
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Nadja Regin, ‘From Russia With Love’ and ‘Goldfinger’ Actress, Dies at 87

Nadja Regin, ‘From Russia With Love’ and ‘Goldfinger’ Actress, Dies at 87
Nadja Regin, an actress who starred in two James Bond films opposite Sean Connery, has died. She was 87.

Regin’s death was confirmed on Twitter by the official James Bond Twitter account, though no cause of death was given.

“Our thoughts are with her family and friends at this sad time,” @007 account wrote.

Regin, who was born Nadezda Poderegin in Serbia, starred in 1963’s “From Russia With Love” and in 1964’s “Goldfinger” as the character “Bonita” in the film’s opening sequence. And before that, she was the mistress to the MI6 station boss in “From Russia With Love.” She got her start acting at home and in Germany before moving to the UK in the mid-1950s.

Also Read: The Next James Bond? Chris Hemsworth Already Has an 'Audition Tape' to Play 007

Some of her other acting credits included “Runaway Killer,” “Downfall,” “Danger Man,” “The Saint” and the 1965 TV adaptation of “The Third Man.
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Nadja Regin Dies: ‘Goldfinger’, ‘From Russia With Love’ Bond Girl Was 87

Nadja Regin Dies: ‘Goldfinger’, ‘From Russia With Love’ Bond Girl Was 87
Nadja Regin, an actress and “Bond Girl” in the iconic 007 films Goldfinger and From Russia With Love, has died at the age of 87.

While her death was confirmed on the official James Bond Twitter page, details were not disclosed. “We are very sorry to learn that Nadja Regin has passed away at the age of 87,” the page said. “Our thoughts are with her family and friends at this sad time.”

Born in Serbia, Regin would go on to build dozens of TV and film credits, mostly in U.K. and including roles in such 1950s-’60s series as The Saint, The Invisible Man and The Third Man.

But it was her small Bond Girl roles opposite Sean Connery for which the actress will be remembered. In the first – 1964’s From Russia With Love – she played the mistress of Kerim Bey.

A year later, she played “Bonita” in the now-classic opening sequence of Goldfinger.
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Clueless: "Under the Silver Lake" and the Return of the Amateur Sleuth

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David Robert Mitchell's Under the Silver Lake (2018) is having its exclusive online premiere on Mubi in the United Kingdom. It is showing from March 15 - April 13, 2019.“I feel like somebody’s following me.”“Yeah, probably. Who’s not being followed nowadays?”—Sam to Topher, and vice versa, in Under the Silver LakeAccording to a recent survey conducted by Cambridge University and UK data firm YouGov, over half of Americans believe in at least one conspiracy theory. Click around online, and you won’t have to look hard to find one. Deep-state scheming, child actors, fake birth certificates: the daily news has become a hellish churn of crackpot accusation and counter-accusation, with some unseen hand at work in every new turn of events. Meanwhile, other news stories with the whiff of conspiracy prove to be frighteningly true, tech giants luring us in with the promise of a more “connected” world
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The Top 25 Best Cinematography Winners To Date

Welcome back to another recurring series of mine. Which one is this? Well, the title of the piece is kind of self explanatory. But I’ll reiterate what I’ve previously said before: for this weekly series I’m going to be doing surrounds the top 25 Oscar winners in just about all of the categories. Aside from the shorts and something like Best Sound Mixing, I’ll be hitting them all, including of course the big eight categories. For starters though, I figured I’d go with one of the most highly regarded of the technical categories…Best Cinematography. Depending on the category, I may discuss the individual winners I’m citing specifically or just sort of give a broad overview of the winners, but for now, I’ll keep it simple. Honestly though, you all mostly want to see the list anyway, so I have no problem obliging you there.
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Shepperton Studios’ $640 Million Expansion Plan Moves Forward

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The proposed $640 million expansion of Britain’s iconic Shepperton Studios has taken another step forward. The proposal received local planning approval Tuesday from the Spelthorne Borough Council, despite some objections from area residents.

The Pinewood Group’s £500 million (about $640 million) application to increase Shepperton’s capacity for film and high-end television production now goes to the British government for review. “We are encouraged by this outcome and believe it marks an important step forward in the strength of Shepperton Studios” Paul Golding, chairman of Pinewood Group, said.

Pinewood began a consultation with the local community about the proposed expansion last June before submitting its planning application to the local council in August. The company says that redeveloping Shepperton, which sits on the outskirts of southwest London, would result in an annual £300 million ($387 million) boost to the economy, and create 1,500 jobs during construction and a further 3,000 jobs upon completion.

The council
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Austrian-Produced Gangster Drama ‘Big Bones’ Wins French Favor in Berlin

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David Schalko’s post-war drama “Big Bones” is headed to Series Mania after coming out on top at the Berlin Co Pro Series pitching event. Schalko’s gangster series in-the-making had already fared well in Berlin, landing an international distributor, and it is now headed to France after being selected by the Series Mania team following its Drama Series Days pitch.

“Big Bones” was one of ten scripted projects being presented at the Co Pro Series 2019 event, part of the Efm and Drama Series Days, in Berlin. The organizers have an exchange whereby one series is chosen to be taken to Series Mania drama event in Lille and presented to finance and production partners again.

In a lineup heavy on noir series and crime thrillers, Vienna-set drama “Big Bones” prevailed. Beta Film had already recognized its potential and swooped for international rights the day before the pitching session.

“We have
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Globo, Under the Milky Way Sign Five Film Deal (Exclusive)

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Berlin — Brazilian TV giant Globo and international digital film distributor Under the Milky Way have announced a distribution deal for seven new feature films from Globo Filmes, allowing the titles access via Umw to major platforms in 70 territories.

The deal covers more than ten major on demand” platforms – including iTunes, Amazon, Google Play and Xbox – in seventy English and Spanish-speaking countries for which Under the Milky Way acts as a one-stop shop solution for catalog and programming.

Announced Tuesday at Berlinale’s Drama Series Days, the deal takes “Tungsten” the award-winning drama by Heitor Dhalia, based on the award-winning graphic novel of the same title, by Marcello Quintanilha, a slice of life drama set in Salvador where characters’ lives intersect fatefully.

Also making the cut: Andrucha Waddington’s ER social -issue thriller “Under Pressure,” which inspired the smash hit TV series, plus “Alone Man,” “The Eternal Son,” “Tim Maia,” “The Moving Forest” and “Good Luck.
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Brush with genius: the hidden talent of Orson Welles

New book about cinema great reveals the sketches behind some of his most ambitious works

Orson Welles’s formidable talents as an actor, director, producer and writer are well known through classic movies such as Citizen Kane and The Third Man. But more than three decades after his death, Welles’s flair for draughtsmanship is now increasingly being recognised.

Sketches of film and stage productions are among hundreds of drawings reproduced in a forthcoming book, which follows a documentary about his art and an exhibition in Edinburgh last summer.
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Beyond the Limit (The Honorary Consul)

Retitled from The Honorary Consul and sold in America with one of Paramount’s sleaziest ad campaigns, John MacKenzie and Christopher Hampton’s adaptation of a Graham Greene novel features a fine Michael Caine performance, but prefers to stress sex scenes between star Richard Gere and Elpidia Carrillo. Just call it ‘Lust in the Argentine Littoral’ — but performed in English.

Beyond the Limit (The Honorary Consul)

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1983 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 104 min. / Street Date January 10, 2019 / Available through Amazon.de / Eur 14,99

Starring: Michael Caine, Richard Gere, Bob Hoskins, Elpidia Carrillo, Joaquim de Almeida, A Martinez, Stephanie Cotsirilos, Domingo Ambriz, Geoffrey Palmer, Jorge Russek, Erika Carlsson, George Belanger.

Cinematography: Phil Meheux

Film Editor: Stuart Baird

Original Music: Stanley Myers

Written by Christopher Hampton from the novel by Graham Greene

Produced by Norma Heyman

Directed by John Mackenzie

Director John Mackenzie, fresh off his marvelous gift to the gangster film The Long Good Friday,
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The 100 Greatest Achievements in Cinematography in the 20th Century, According to Asc

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the American Society of Cinematographers (Asc) this year, they’ve polled their members to determine 100 milestone films in the art and craft of cinematography of the 20th century. Topping the list is David Lean’s epic Lawrence of Arabia, shot by Freddie Young. Also in the top ten is Blade Runner (Jordan Cronenweth), The Conformist (Vittorio Storaro), Days of Heaven (Néstor Almendros), and more.

Organized by Steven Fierberg, he said “Asc members wanted to call attention to the most significant achievements of the cinematographer’s art but not refer to one achievement as ‘better’ than another. The selected films represent a range of styles, eras and visual artistry, but most importantly, it commemorates films that are inspirational or influential to Asc members and have exhibited enduring influence on generations of filmmakers.”

See the top 10 below, along with the full list.

1. Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Freddie Young,
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‘Lawrence of Arabia’ Tops Asc’s List of 100 20th Century Cinematography Milestones

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The American Society of Cinematographers, in celebration of the organization’s 100th anniversary, has revealed its list of 100 milestone films in the art and craft of cinematography from the 20th century. The list culminates with a top 10, topped by Freddie Young’s lensing of David Lean’s Oscar-winning 1962 epic “Lawrence of Arabia.”

Jordan Cronenweth’s work on Ridley Scott’s 1982 sci-fi standard “Blade Runner” came in at number two. Celebrated cinematographer Roger Deakins finally won an Oscar last year for the film’s sequel, “Blade Runner 2049.”

Vittorio Storaro rounded out the top three for Francis Ford Coppola’s 1979 Vietnam odyssey “Apocalypse Now.” He, Conrad Hall and Gordon Willis each appeared on the overall list five times, leading the pack. John Alcott, Caleb Deschanel and Haskell Wexler each lensed four.

Organized by Steven Fierberg, Asc (“The Affair”) and voted on by Asc members, the milestones list is the first of
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‘Murphy Brown’ Revival Ends With Whimper, VP Mike Pence (Kinda), MSNBC Cameos & The Door Open For More

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Spoiler Alert: This story contains details of tonight’s season and likely series finale of Murphy Brown

If the revived Murphy Brown is really and truly ending for good with tonight’s Season 11 finale, creator Diane English made sure the Emmy winning journalism comedy went out with a mix of fictionalized bigwigs and real life talking heads. Unfortunately, all that couldn’t blow the wig off anyone in a return that has never captured the tenor of the times nor any real traction.

On the sidelines in many ways from its September 17 debut, the 13-episode latest round of the Candice Bergen led series has been up against the primetime dominance of Thursday Night Football on Fox week after sometimes series low hitting week. Tonight there was no Tnf but now the “Happy New Year” episode faced the last half hour of the feature length Timeless series ender over on NBC.
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32 Classic Movies to Watch Over the Holidays — IndieWire Critics Survey

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Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of film critics two questions and publishes the results on Monday.

Now that 2018 is coming to an end and most critics have already filed their “best of the year” lists, we’ve decided to step away from new releases for a moment, and shift focus to older movies that members of our survey fell in love with for the first time this year.

This week’s question: What was the best “older” film — anything from the early silents to recent under-the-radar gems — that you discovered for the first time this year?

Carlos Aguilar (@Carlos_Film), The Wrap, MovieMaker Magazine, Remezcla

Late last year, I went to see Samuel Maoz’s “Foxtrot” and walked out a different person. The Israeli drama about a couple waiting on news of their soldier son had simultaneously devastated my psyche and shown me a refined and measured film
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Preview of Hard Case Crime’s The Prague Coup

Titan Comics and Hard Case Crime are set to release the graphic novel The Prague Coup from writer Jean-Luc Fromental and artist Hyman Miles this December, and you can take a look at a preview here…

Winter 1948: the Czech capital is under occupation by the allied powers. Debriefed by London Films, Graham Greene works on the writing of his next feature film, assisted by the enigmatic Elizabeth Montagu. A seemingly peaceful mission enters into a revolution that history will remember as the Prague Coup…

Based on the real-life journey of Graham Greene to research what would become The Third Man, this is another classic tale from Hard Case Crime, full of atmosphere, intrigue and noirish twists.

The Prague Coup is out on December 11th, priced $24.99/£21.99.

The post Preview of Hard Case Crime’s The Prague Coup appeared first on Flickering Myth.
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‘Pinky and the Brain’ Voice Actors Hint at Reboot: ‘If We Get Our Show Back…’

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‘Pinky and the Brain’ Voice Actors Hint at Reboot: ‘If We Get Our Show Back…’
What are we going to do tonight? The same thing we do every night, Pinky: Try to get rebooted. That’s one takeaway from a Vulture Festival panel in which voice actors read famous movie scenes, including Maurice Lamarche and Rob Paulsen of “Pinky and the Brain,” performing the Ferris wheel scene from “The Third Man” in character. They’d already done so once before on the cartoon itself, leading Paulsen to say to his co-star, “If we get our show back…”

Lamarche’s response? “Quiet, Pinky, or I’ll have to beat you over the head with an Nda.” Whether it was a joke or a sign of things to come remains unclear, but it’s not like it would be surprising for another ’90s classic to get the reboot treatment. To wit, “Animaniacs” — where the two animated mice first debuted in 1993 — is itself being brought back courtesy of
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FilmStruck’s Demise Reveals Downside of Streaming

David Crow Oct 26, 2018

We examine what the death of FilmStruck means for the future of classic movies, and our understanding of them, on streaming services.

FilmStruck is no more. Or at least it soon will cease to exist. These words should be daggers for film lovers everywhere. Launched only two years ago as a partnership between Turner and Warner Bros. Digital Networks, FilmStruck filled a void that most streaming giants with their greater and greater emphasis on new or original “content” have increasingly ignored. Benefitting from Warner Archive’s library of classic Hollywood cinema—the largest in the world—and Turner’s own catalogue built over decades from Turner Classic Movies, FilmStruck provided a curated array of classic cinema, as well as more modern and independent gems due to an exclusive deal with the Criterion Collection.

Yet Turner and Warner Bros. Digital Archives announced Friday that they were pulling the plug on FilmStruck,
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Ms. Long – a dreamer that chants out between more than two worlds. Interview with Bryerly Long.

Bryerly Long – since 2010 has worked with the Seinendan Theatre Company, known for its ‘contemporary colloquial’ theatre style, performing in national and international tours.

Bryerly made her film debut in Koji Fukada’s “Hospitalité”. She co-starred with an android robot in the feature film “Sayonara”, in which she displayed a ‘unique quality of restraint’ (The Telegraph) and ‘eeriness’ (The Society for Film), acting the role of a dying girl ‘to chill and poignant perfection’ (Japan Times) and ‘bonding convincingly with her inanimate co-star’ (Jt).

In theatre, she has been praised for her stage presence, capacity to switch with ease between various languages and strong physical impersonation of characters most influential contemporary film and theatre directors in Japan. she aims to draw on her language skills and international experiences growing up in Vietnam, Bosnia, France, the UK and the Us, to work in film and theatre across cultures.

So as to recap
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