Le Gros et le maigre (The Fat and the Lean) - Roman Polanski - 1961

Written by Joe D on March 24th, 2016

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This is a great short by the ultra-talented Roman Polanski. It really demonstrates what an amazing physical actor he is, Chaplinesque. Featuring music by the super genius Krzysztof Komeda.

More Orson- interviewed about Kane and other things.

Written by Joe D on March 21st, 2016

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Here’s a great interview with Orson Welles from 1960. A lot of great insights, check it out!

Orson Welles “The Fountain Of Youth”

Written by Joe D on March 18th, 2016

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Check this crazy pilot Orson did in the 50’s , it is insane but definetly a precursor to his film F is For Fake.
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Chaplin Builds His Studio

Written by Joe D on March 14th, 2016

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Here’s a film of Chaplin’s Hollywood Studio being built then used by C.C. to make films. Also we get to see Charlie in his editing room, very interesting, the shots are rolled up and put on a shelf for him to choose from, this is how we edited on upright moviolas.
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The dailies woud be broken down into single takes, rolled up so the editor could get them quickly and feed them into the Moviola. Anyway a fascinating glimpse into the world of a genius filmmaker and a time warp rolled into one.

p.s. This version has voice over by Charlie, obviously added much later.