Great Directors: Orson Welles

26 03 2008



Orson Welles was born in Kenosha, Wisconsin (United States). He started his career in the movie business as an actor, he began in theaters and he also got to direct some of the plays. On 30 October 1938 he also managed to make people flee their houses after a radio program on an alien invasion, an adaptation of H. G. Welles’ “the War of the Worlds”. But it wasn’t till 1940 that he came to direct his first movie. In 1941 it was all set and ready for the screening of his great masterpiece, “Citizen Kane”. After this magnificent film he directed some other greats films, but never achieved the same level of excellence.

But not everything in his life went so smoothly; he was considered to be part of an organization feared to be communist.

 

Here is the opening scene of his great masterpiece “Citizen Kane”

 

  • Greatest Films:

1- Citizen Kane (1941)

2- The Lady from Shanghai (1948)

3- Touch of Evil (1958)

4- Chimes at Midnight (1965)

5- The Immortal Story (1968)

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