Category Archives: cinema

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Orson and Micheál Mac Liammóir in Othello. 1952.

Had he by some miracle made it this far, today would have been the Boy Wonder’s 100th birthday. So let’s celebrate Orson a little bit. As Marlene Dietrich put it, “he was a great, great man and a genius. People should cross themselves before they speak his name.”

I hate embedding video on this site so go to the 29-minute mark here to see Orson’s Mentalism Spot on David Copperfield’s first TV special. 1978.

And check out these magazine covers and the rest of the Orson archive.

Summer 1963

Summer 1971

Autumn 1968

Summer 1958

March 1958

Orson 79

Orson. 1979.

dead as far as teen-aged students were concerned

September 1967

Films and Filming. September 1967.

on the set of

Michael Sarne and Raquel Welch on the set of Myra Breckinridge. 1970.

pen to paper

Winter 1961-62

Sight and Sound. Winter 1961-62.

secret ceremony

Secret Ceremony

Elizabeth Taylor and Mia Farrow in Secret Ceremony. Joseph Losey. 1968.


The Reivers

The Reivers. Mark Rydell. 1969.

truffaut directs

400 Blows

François Truffaut during the making of The 400 Blows. 1959.

cover art

January 1968

Bette Davis in The Anniversary. Roy Ward Baker. 1968.

dig the critics

Too Many Films For Real

The Face. July 1999.



Alfred Abel in Metropolis. Fritz Lang. 1922.