Blogging on ORSON WELLES
Daniel Johnson sent along a link to his FILM BABBLE BLOG, reminding me it was Orson Welles birthday this week. He also has posted a nice rundown on the various actors who have played Welles to date, including Christian McKay who will play Welles in Richard Linklater’s upcoming Me and Orson Welles.
His site can be accessed here:
Meanwhile, David Cairns SHADOWPLAY Blog contains several interesting posts relating to Orson Welles, including a just added piece that talks about Beatrice Welles.
It can be accessed here:
Mr. Cairns also has posts on several other great film artists who I also admire, and several of them have connections to Orson Welles, so check it out. Among the other film people discussed are:
Lindsay Anderson, Mario Bava, Jules Dassin, Hitchcock, Kubrick, Fritz Lang, Christopher Lee (great frame grabs from Dracula), David Lynch, Michael Powell, Preminger, Sturges, Walsh, Wilder, etc. etc.
Finally, here's a site that is devoted to Shakespeare's HAMLET. According to Robert Carringer in his book on The Magnificent Ambersons, Welles never played Hamlet. Please go to the back of the class, Mr. Carringer, because your research is obviously quite shoddy!
Stuart Ian Burns at his THE HAMLET WEBLOG notes that Welles did play Hamlet, and also has a great picture of Welles at the microphone that I had never seen: