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    Watch: Trailer for Orson Welles Doc 'Magician' (Exclusive)

    Watch the TOH! exclusive trailer for Chuck Workman's Orson Welles documentary 'Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles," which tracks his career as Hollywood star and troubled director and his true identity as an independent filmmaker.

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    Calling All Critics: Write for an Orson Welles Symposium

    Indiana University is celebrating Welles' centennial next spring, and they're looking for papers with fresh perspectives on the director's career.

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    You Can Now Download Orson Welles’ Long-Lost First Film 'Too Much Johnson' For Free

    Okay, so it might not be "The Other Side Of The Wind" —Orson Welles' unfinished movie that has been in various states of restoration for years— but "Too Much Johnson" is still a project from the famed filmmaker that's been in the shadows for a long, long, long time. But now you can download it right...

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    Orson Welles Discovery Now Online

    See the long-lost Orson Welles Mercury Theatre footage of ‘Too Much Johnson’ streaming online now!

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    Watch: Orson Welles’ Final Documentary 'Filming Othello'

    Contrary to popular belief, “F for Fake” is not Orson Welles’s last completed film. That honor goes to the rarely seen (or even discussed) 1978 documentary “Filming Othello.” As you would expect from the title, the doc traces the creation of Welles’s 1952 Palme d’Or-winning adaptation of “Othello.” ...

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    Director Richard Ayoade Shares The 5 Films That Influenced ‘The Double’

    Similar to his excellent 2011 debut feature, “Submarine," quick comparisons to past classics have flown frequently with Richard Ayoade’s sophomore effort “The Double." This time Terry Gilliam’s “Brazil” has been elected the overriding influence; however, don’t ask Ayoade to verify such a claim. As t...

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    The 25 Greatest Movies Never Made

    The grass is always greener on the other side. We always covet what we can never attain. Last week, Sony Pictures Classics' must-see documentary “Jodorowsky's Dune” opened in limited release; director Frank Pavich's funny, affectionate tale of Alejandro Jodorowsky's doomed attempt at adapting Frank ...

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    20 Celebrated Filmmakers Who Never Won A Best Directing Oscar

    For better or worse (which at this time of year, as the punditry reaches its hyperbolic event horizon, usually feels like worse) an Academy Award is the highest honor anyone in the film industry can receive. But of course, like any large organization—even one that wasn’t, as of 2012, reportedly 94% ...

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    Watch: Trailer for Orson Welles' Newly Restored 'Othello'

    Carlotta Films US have released a trailer for Orson Welles' recently restored Othello (1952), starring Micheál MacLiammóir, Robert Coote, Suzanne Cloutier, and Orson Welles. The restored film will have an exclusive theatrical engagement April 25th - May 8th at Film Forum in New York.

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