Ed is struggling to find his path in life and it doesn't help when Maurice wants to use his Hollywood contacts to organize a film festival. Joel's own path seems to have gone up in smoke when his truck ignites after he turns down Ruth-Anne's offer to join the volunteer fire department.
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Did You Know?
The book Ed uses for inspiration "This Is Orson Welles" is a 1992 book by Orson Welles (1915-1985) and Peter Bogdanovich that comprises conversations between the two filmmakers recorded over several years, beginning in 1969. See more
Would you like some time alone with them Ed?
Well, if you wouldn't mind.
Just bring the dolly back when you are through, okay.
References The Magnificent Ambersons
William Tell Overture
Composed by: Gioachino Rossini See more