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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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    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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