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Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles

Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles
  • US
  • 94 min
  • Directed by: Chuck Workman
  • UK release: 3 July 2015

Documentary about the great actor-director, chronicling his swift rise to the dizzy highs of Citizen Kane in 1941 and his long, slow decline to Transformers: The Movie in 1986. Despite great clips, we never really get the bottom of Welles's mystery; perhaps there was too much of him for one movie.

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Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles

29 Jun 20153 stars

Enjoyable if insufficiently insightful doc about the legendary actor-director

The spiralling cinematic career of Orson Welles – from the dizzy highs of Citizen Kane (1941) to the dismal lows of The Transformers: The Movie (1986) – represents one of the strangest, saddest car crashes in film history. Really, it's deserving of the…

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