There’s no denying Orson Welles’ status as a Hollywood icon. He was an adept director, a powerful actor, and his voice alone was so commanding it made people believe that his reading of War of the Worlds was real. After watching Welles’ The Stranger, I feel like seeing some of his other pictures. Recently I purchased copies of Touch of Evil and The Magnificent Ambersons and F for Fake (which I haven’t), all of which I hope to write pieces of online. But before I do, I thought’d I’d ask what’s your favorite Orson Welles’ movie (other than Citizen Kane)?
Touch of Evil would have to be my choice. I purchased the Universal blu-ray that contains the theatrical, preview, and reconstructed releases (I don’t know which version I saw beforehand). It’s a superb thriller that has arguably the best tracking shot there is. I’ve seen parts of The Magnificent Ambersons before in film classes that really exhilarated me. If I were to count his non-directorial pictures, I’d say though The Third Man.
But what about you?