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    Revisiting ‘War Of The Worlds’

    One vintage radio show remains vibrantly alive in the American consciousness: Orson Welles’ Halloween eve broadcast of H.G. Wells’ "War of the Worlds" from 1938.

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    Orson Welles, Lifelong Friend

    Various people have bid fair to become Orson Welles’ ultimate Boswell, so when three of them agree on the value of a new book, it’s well worth noting.

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    Orson Welles' Long-Lost 'Too Much Johnson' Uncovered In Italy

    Oh Orson Welles, how we love thee. Let us count the ways... From Rosebud to last month's "My Lunches with Orson," Welles continues to capture the minds of generations of filmmakers and film enthusiasts. Every so often, little bits of Welles' work and legacy seem to crop up out of the woodworks, and ...

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    Read: Complete Screenplay For Unfinished Orson Welles Movie 'The Dreamers'

    Perhaps more than any other legendary filmmaker, Orson Welles' career is at least partially defined by the numerous shipwrecks his movies in the years after "Citizen Kane" endured. From the tragically lost ending to "The Magnificent Ambersons," the wildly recut "Touch Of Evil" and various incomplete...

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    From the Wire: Biskind's Welles at Lunch Book Sounds Delicious

    Jordan Hoffman can't wait to read Peter Biskind's new book of lunch conversations between directors Orson Welles and Henry Jaglom.

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    Watch: 1998 James Cameron Hosted TV Special Exploring Orson Welles' 'The War Of The Worlds'

    It's hard to believe in this era of 3D, CGI and Twitter feeds full of "Game Of Thrones" spoilers, but there was once a time when radio was king. And before he made one of the greatest movies of all time with "Citizen Kane," Orson Welles was a master of the airwaves. This was never more evident that ...

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    Watch: Orson Welles Teaches You Baccarat, Craps, Blackjack, Roulette & Keno In Vintage Video For Caesars Palace

    There are few filmmakers in the history of cinema that are as much of a tragic paradox as Orson Welles. An undeniable filmmaking genius, one could argue Welles peaked too early with pretty much every movie after "Citizen Kane" getting compromised in some way and that trajectory continuing downward u...

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    Watch: The Complete 1955 BBC Series 'Orson Welles' Sketch Book'

    Scattered throughout Orson Welles’ storied career are lost fragments of TV appearances: insightful outtakes mixed with revealing audio fragments. He was a deft raconteur on any subject -- as the BBC series “Around the World with Orson Welles” and “Orson Welles’ Sketch Book” show -- but while the for...

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    Do Critics Favor Documentaries?

    Documentaries tend to receive higher grades in our Criticwire network. Does this indicate a bias toward the non-fiction form?

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    5 Things You May Not Know About 'The Third Man'

    Thirty-six years ago today, on April 25th, 1976, filmmaker Carol Reed passed away. One of the greatest directors ever to come out of the U.K, Reed started out as an actor, but gained fame as a writer-director in the late 1930s and 1940s, thanks to films like "Night Train To Munich," and the outstand...

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