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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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    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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    Lost & Abandoned: 10 Movies That Were Shot, But Eventually Scrapped

    Undoubtedly the biggest news story of 2014 so far (unless Apichatpong Weerasethakul replaced J.J. Abrams as director of "Star Wars: Episode VII" in between us writing this and it going live) revolves around Quentin Tarantino's "The Hateful Eight." It was announced as being the director's next movie,...

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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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