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Magician: the Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles.

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MAGICIAN: THE ASTONISHING LIFE AND WORK OF ORSON WELLES

Chuck Workman's latest bouquet to cinematic history, "Magician," provides a solid overview of Orson Welles' life and output. While little here will be news to cineastes, the mix of interviews and archival footage--particularly high-quality clips from the subject's directorial features--should engage fans while providing a fine introduction for those whose knowledge doesn't stretch beyond recognizing the words "Citizen Kane." More a natural for ancillary formats (it'll be a film-studies classroom perennial) than theatrical exposure, the documentary plans a theatrical launch Dec. 12.

DIRECTOR: Chuck Workman

WITH: Simon Callow, Christopher Welles Feder, Norman Lloyd, Julie Taymor

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Author:Harvey, Dennis
Publication:Variety
Article Type:Movie review
Date:Oct 28, 2014
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