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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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    Exclusive: Watch Peter Bogdanovich Explain the Genius of Orson Welles' 'The War of the Worlds' for PBS

    In conjunction with the 75th anniversary of the famous 1938 radio broadcast of "The War of the Worlds," PBS series "American Experience" will be airing a documentary special on Tuesday, October 29th at 9pm about the legendary, panic-inducing performance from "The Mercury Theatre on the Air," directe...

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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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    Orson Welles Hates 'Vertigo,' Calls 'Citizen Kane' A Comedy And More From 'My Lunches With Orson'

    The rise and fall of Orson Welles' filmmaking career has grown legendary over the years, its tragedies epitomized by the transition of the once-striking young prodigy's into a beefy Falstaffian grump in his later years.

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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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