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ORSON WELLES TRIBUTE (4)

Οι Υπέροχοι Άμπερσον
The Magnificent Ambersons
ΗΠΑ/USA, 1942, μ/α/b&w.
Σκην./Dir.: Orson Welles. Σεν./Scr.: Orson Welles. Φωτ./Cin.: Stanley Cortez. Μοντ./Ed.: Robert Wise. Μουσ./Mus.: Bernard Herrmann. Ηθ./Cast: Joseph Cotten, Anne Baxter, Tim Holt. Παρ./Prod.: Orson Welles, George Schaefer, Mercury Productions. Sales: . Διάρκεια/Dur.: 88΄.

The young, handsome, but somewhat wild Eugene Morgan wants to marry Isabel Amberson, daughter of a rich upper-class family, but she instead marries dull and steady Wilbur Minafer. Their only child, George, grows up a spoiled brat. Years later, Eugene comes back, now a mature widower and a successful automobile maker. After Wilbur dies, Eugene again asks Isabel to marry him, and she is receptive. But George resents the attentions paid to his mother, and he and his whacko aunt Fanny manage to sabotage the romance.

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Γαλλία-Ισπανία-Ελβετία/France-Spain-Switzerland, 1965, μ/α/b&w.
Σκην./Dir.: Orson Welles. Σεν./Scr.: Orson Welles, William Shakespeare (θεατρικό), Raphael Holinshed (βιβλίο). Φωτ./Cin.: Edmond Richard. Μοντ./Ed.: Elena Jaumandreu, Fritz Muller, Peter Parasheles. Μουσ./Mus.: Angelo Francesco Lavagnino. Ηθ./Cast: Orson Welles, Oja Kodar, François Reichenbach. Παρ./Prod.: Harry Saltzman, Ángel Escolano, Alpine Films, Internacional Films. Διάρκεια/Dur.: 113΄.

Sir John Falstaff is the hero in this compilation of extracts from Shakespeare's 'Henry IV' and other plays, made into a connected story of Falstaff's career as young Prince Hal's (later Henry V)  drinking companion. The massive knight roisters with and without the prince, philosophizes comically, goes to war (in his own fashion), and meets his final disappointment, in a real-looking late-medieval England.

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Γαλλία-Δυτ.Γερμανία-Ιταλία/France-West Germany-Italy, 1962, μ/α/b&w.
Σκην./Dir.: Orson Welles. Σεν./Scr.: Orson Welles, Pierre Cholot, Franz Kafka (βιβλίο). Φωτ./Cin.: Edmond Richard. Μοντ./Ed.: Yvonne Martin, Fritz H. Muller. Μουσ./Mus.: Jean Ledrut. Ηθ./Cast: Anthony Perkins, Jeanne Moreau, Romy Schneider. Παρ./Prod.: Michel Salkind, Alexandre Salkind, Paris-Europa Productions, Hisa-Film, Finanziaria Cinematografica Italiana. Διαν/Dist.: . Sales: . Διάρκεια/Dur.: 119΄.

Josef K wakes up in the morning and finds the police in his room. They tell him that he is on trial but nobody tells him what he is accused of. In order to find out about the reason of this accusation and to protest his innocence, he tries to look behind the facade of the judicial system. But since this remains fruitless, there seems to be no chance for him to escape from this Kafkaesque nightmare.

Le Procès-by-orson-welles

 

ΗΠΑ/USA, 1958, μ/α/b&w.
Σκην./Dir.-Σεν./Scr.: Orson Welles. Φωτ./Cin.: Russell Metty. Μοντ./Ed.: Aaron Stell, Virgil Vogel. Μουσ./Mus.: Henry Mancini. Ηθ./Cast: Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh, Orson Welles. Παρ./Prod.: Albert Zugsmith, Universal International Pictures. Διάρκεια/Dur.: 95΄.


Mexico's chief narcotics officer, Mike Vargas, is in a border town on a quick honeymoon with his American wife. Soon he must testify against Grandi, a drug lord whose people are tracking him, hoping to scare him off the case. When a car bomb kills a rich U.S. developer, Vargas catches local legendary sheriff, Hank Quinlan, planting evidence against a Mexican national. Thus, Vargas embroils himself in the investigation and unwillingly joins forces with the Grandi family.

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