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‘COMPULSION’–THE TRAILER!

Yesterday I posted about Meyer Levin’s novel ‘Compulsion’, based on the Leopold and Loeb murder case that rocked the world in 1924. The novel was turned into a play by Levin and then into a movie produced by Darryl Zanuck and directed by Richard Fleisher. Now I’m impatiently waiting for

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DARROW/FONDA/WELLES &…ELLROY?

What do Clarence Darrow, Henry Fonda, Orson Welles and James Ellroy have in common?The answer is ‘Compulsion’, the 1956 novel by Meyer Levin based on the infamous murder case of Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb, who in 1924 killed a 14 year old boy named Bobby Franks simply for the

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AMC REVISITED PT. DEUX

Apropos of yesterday’s post in which I linked the ill-fated American Movie Classics to the soon-to-be ill fated TCM, here’s another clip of AMC’s Bob Dorian. This time he’s introducing the Orson Welles version of ‘Treasure Island’ which is apparently paired with ‘Isle Of The Dead’. As usual, though, Orson

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ME AND ORSON

After a year-long hiatus my podcast ‘Movies Til Dawn’ has returned to the ether-waves, with none other than Orson Welles as my first post-reboot guest. How did I make contact with Orson, you ask? Via Ouija Board perhaps? No. I won’t even pretend that I interviewed the man (the way

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ORSON WELLES ON MICHAEL PARKINSON

This is absolutely one of the best–if not the best–of the many interviews Orson Welles did over the years. It’s from a 1974 BBC program, the highly respected interview show hosted by Michael Parkinson. Welles is more relaxed than he is on guard, which is often his default attitude when

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MEL BROOKS MEETS ORSON WELLES?

Here’s a short but delightful clip of the great Mel talking about working with the great Orson on ‘History Of The World Part 1’. I love Welles answer to Mel’s question as to what he was going to spend his salary on but I don’t believe it for a second;

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