Orson Welles: The One-Man Band (The Lost Films of Orson Welles)
Orson Welles: The One-Man Band (The Lost Films of Orson Welles) (1995)

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… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 8, 1995
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David Stratton

It adds up to a tremendously exciting, but at the same time deeply frustrating, viewing experience.

Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

A treasure chest of his lost films.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

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.

Ken Fox
TV Guide

Fascinating stuff.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

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.

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Barbara Shulgasser
San Francisco Examiner

What a sad, unfulfilled conclusion to Welles' promising life.

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