LA FURIA UMANA (The Human Fury) presents a special issue on ORSON WELLES
The Italian online multi-language film magazine LA FURIA UMANA (The Human Fury or WHITE HEAT) edited by Toni D’Angela has just come out with their fourth issue, devoted to the work of that great genius of the cinema, ORSON WELLES.
Given the sorry state of today's print magazines on the cinema, including the once great Film Comment, it is quite heartening to be able to turn to the internet and find far more interesting writing on motion pictures for free.
As LA FURIA UMANA #4 has just appeared (it will be online from April 1st to May 1st and then archived), I've only had time to read two of the extensive articles, and both have been excellent: The poet Richard Hell on The Lady From Shanghai, and Richard Naremore on Welles's unfilmed script for Heart of Darkness, which I found exceptionally interesting, as I only recently read Welles's fascinating screenplay for Heart of Darkness.
I am also honored that two of my own articles on The Other Side of the Wind and Filming Othello are included!
One problem for English speaking readers is that many of the articles appear in the writers native tongues, but I've found that by using the Google translation helper, you will get a slightly distorted but still readable version of the articles that are in Italian or other languages.
Below is the link and the contents page for the special ORSON WELLES issue of LA FURIA UMANA.
The Other Side of the Wind (started in 1970) / Lawrence French
Infinity: The Cinema of Orson Welles / Toni D’Angela
Orson Welles Today (1966) / Gianni Rondolino
Orson Welles's Dracula on the radio / Ross Wilbanks
Heart of Darkness: Joseph Conrad and Orson Welles / James Naremore
Hearts of Age (1934) / Rinaldo Censi
Citizen Kane (1941) / Denis Lévy
The Magnificent Ambersons (1942) / Giulia Carluccio
It’s All True (1942) / Alessandro Cappabianca
Journey Into Fear (1942) / Renzo Pellizzari
The Stranger (1946) / Marzio Pieri
The Lady from Shanghai (1946) / Richard Hell
Macbeth (1948) / Michele Goni
Othello (1952) / Chris Fujiwara
Don Quixote (begun in 1955) / Elena Dagrada and Sigismondo Sciortino
Mr. Arkadin (1955) / A. S. Hamrah
Touch of Evil (1958) / Alfonso Cariolato and Sergio Wolf
The Trial (1962) / Marzio Pieri and Alessandro Cappabianca
Chimes at Midnight (1966) / Giona A. Nazzaro
The Deep (started in 1967) / Renato Zorzin
The Immortal Story (1968) / Sigismondo Sciortino
F for Fake (1973) / Jonathan Rosenbaum
Filming Othello (1978) / Lawrence French