Orson Welles: The One-Man Band (The Lost Films of Orson Welles)
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Orson Welles: The One-Man Band (The Lost Films of Orson Welles)
This fascinating documentary is almost completely comprised of scenes from Welles' uncompleted films, most of which have never been seen by the public. Though directed by German filmmaker Vassili Silovic, the clips and information were largely provided by Welles' closest associate and long-time companion Oja Kodar. It is she who appears in the first scene as she talks about the great director while driving to the warehouse where many of these unviewed treasures were stored. Film clips included are from The Other Side of the Wind (1970-76), The Deep (1967-69), The Merchant of Venice,… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It adds up to a tremendously exciting, but at the same time deeply frustrating, viewing experience."
‑ David Stratton, Variety
"A treasure chest of his lost films."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"If much of this previously unseen work seems simply frivolous, every bit of it is entertaining. Even when he wasn't being serious, Welles, like all really good magicians, had the ability to mesmerize."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"Fascinating stuff."
‑ Ken Fox, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Seeing this film is like finding out the Beatles actually recorded four or five albums that were never released -- and then getting to hear only a song from each album."
‑ Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
"What a sad, unfulfilled conclusion to Welles' promising life."
‑ Barbara Shulgasser, San Francisco Examiner