Unwanted Image #11


An excised scene from Mr. Arkadin
(Orson Welles; 1954)

2 comments:

DaydreamSupercollider said...

A quick glance and I thought that was Monty Clift...I've never seen this film.

swac said...

Highly entertaining...Welles disowned the film after his producer kicked him out of the editing room, but a fascinating film nonetheless. An endless series of scenes of Welles referencing his own career, with a title character that's equal parts Kane and Lime (and maybe a bit of Lear) with a Journey Into Fear menagerie of grotesques and Welles appearance seemingly a mix of Falstaff, Poseidon and Santa Claus. And lead actress/fiance whose every move and nuance is controlled by the man behind the camera.