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Fundraising Campaign Launched For Orson Welles Film Release

The Citizen Kane director began shooting The Other Side of the Wind, a mock documentary about a director trying to make a comeback, in the 1970s but it still remained unfinished when he...

Orson Welles To Be Feted With Bfi Tribute

The Citizen Kane legend, who died in 1985, would have turned 100 on Wednesday (06May15) and bosses at the U.K. organisation used the day to launch a special season of screenings and events...

Voiceover Artist Robert Rietti Dies

The Italian actor passed away on 3 April (15), according to Britain's The Times newspaper. Rietti's nearly eight-decade career in films began in 1933 and he went on to appear in movies...

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ORSON WELLES' iconic film CITIZEN KANE, which was inspired by American newspaper magnate WILLIAM RANDOLPH HEARST, will have its first-ever screening at the Hearst Castle on 13 March (15). The showing, for just 50 fans,...

Orson Welles Last Film To Be Released

Orson Welles' final movie will finally be released next year.The acclaimed filmmaker had worked on 'The Other Side of the Wind' - which chronicles a temperamental film director battling with the Hollywood establishment - for...

Orson Welles' Final Film To Be Released?

Orson Welles' final film could be set for release next year. The 'Citizen Kane' director - who passed away in 1985 - never completed 'The Other Side of the Wind', meaning it was never...

Long Lost Orson Welles Film Could Be Released Next Year

One of the great long-lost movies of all time could at last be set for release in 2015. Legendary director and actor Orson Welles’ unfinished final film The Other Side of the Wind is mooted...

Citizen Kane Script Sells For Thousands At Auction

Part of a script for Orson Welles' film classic Citizen Kane has smashed its pre-auction estimate of $2,000 (£1,250) after going under the hammer for $15,000 (£9,375).Two dozen pages of the 1941 screenplay went up...

Orson Welles' Daughter Selling Off Father's Film Memorabilia

Orson Welles' youngest daughter is offloading a treasure trove of her father's film memorabilia at an upcoming auction.Beatrice Welles uncovered boxes full of the legendary director's personal items last year (13) and now she plans...

Orson Welles' Citizen Kane Script Up For Auction

Filmmaker Orson Welles' draft script for Citizen Kane is set to hit the auction block at Sotheby's in London.The typed script, which features the director's notes and is labelled 'Mr. Welles' working copy', is...

Orson Welles' Citizen Kane Suit Up For Auction

The three-piece suit Orson Welles wore in the pivotal final scene of Citizen Kane is to became a Christmas present for one lucky film memorabilia collector when it goes under the hammer at auction on...

Lost Orson Welles Directorial Debut Restored For Italian Film Festival

A film made by cinema legend Orson Welles three years before his breakout movie Citizen Kane has been unearthed and restored for a premiere screening in Italy.Historians were led to believe that the footage shot...

Orson Welles' Hollywood Rants Unveiled In Newly Released Tapes

Orson Welles' true feelings about his fellow Hollywood stars and directors have been laid bare in newly released audiotapes, in which he brands Sir Laurence Olivier "stupid" and James Stewart a "bad actor".The Citizen Kane...

The Wire Named No. 1 Tv Show Of All Time By Entertainment Weekly

The hit Baltimore-set crime series The Wire has been chosen by Entertainment Weekly as the greatest television show of all time in a recent poll compiled by the magazine. The HBO series, which ran for...

The Third Man To Be Reimagined As German-language Musical

Orson Welles' cult classic The Third Man is set to be turned into a musical for the Austrian stage.Producers at the Vereinigte Buehnen Wien (Vbw) company have acquired the rights to the black and white...

Alfred Hitchcock's 'Vertigo' Becomes Bfi's Best Film Of All Time After 50 Years Of 'Citizen Kane' Dominance

In one the most prestigious surveys that can be conducted - far more prestigious than a supermarket satisfaction one - Alfred Hitchcock 's 'Vertigo' has topped Orson Welles 'Citizen Kane' to be named as the...

Patricia Medina, Hollywood Leading Lady, Dies Aged 92

Patricia Medina, the British-born actress who became one of Hollywood's best known leading ladies with appearances in 'Francis' and the Orson Welles crime-thriller 'Mr Arkadin', has died aged 92, reports the Los Angeles Times.The widow...

Oscar Statuettes Fetch $3 Million At Online Auction

The largest sale of Oscar statuettes in history fetched a total of more than $3 million on Tuesday, auctioneers Nate D. Sanders said Wednesday, with Herman Mankiewicz's Oscar for his Citizen Kane screenplay going for...

John Hurt Honoured For Outstanding Contribution To British Cinema

John Hurt is to receive the Outstanding Contribution to British Cinema Award at the BaftAs in February.The seventy two year old actor is well known for his roles as John Merrick in The Elephant Man...

Citizen Kane Oscar Sells For Almost $1 Million In L.a.

The original 'Best Screenplay' Oscar statuette awarded to Orson Welles for his 1942 film Citizen Kane has been sold for $861,542 at the Los Angeles auction house Nate D. Saunders. According to Reuters, the award...

Orson Welles' Citizen Kane Oscar Sells For $861,000

The Academy Award presented to Orson Welles for his work on movie classic Citizen Kane has fetched more than $850,000 (£531,000) at auction.The movie, which Welles directed and starred in, landed nine Oscar nominations following...

Orson Welles' Citizen Kane Oscar Up For Grabs

Orson Welles' 'Citizen Kane' Oscar has been put up for auction. The late actor-and-director's Best Writing (Original Screenplay) accolade that he shared with Herman J. Mankiewicz for their work on the 1941 movie is set...

Welle's Citizen Kane Oscar To Go On Sale For About $1 Million

The only Oscar ever won by Orson Welles -- for co-writing Citizen Kane -- is due to be auctioned off online by Nate D. Sanders Auctions on December 20, and presumably between now and then,...

Orson Welles' Citizen Kane Oscar Heading To Auction Block

The Academy Award presented to Orson Welles for his work on movie classic Citizen Kane is heading back to the auction block, four years after it failed to sell.The movie, which was directed by and...

Isle Of Man, Investing In Films -- And Losing

The Isle of Man, located between Ireland and Britain with a population of around 80,000, has done its utmost to lure film producers to its lush landscapes and mild climate. The government has funded its...

Zsa Zsa Gabor's Life Is Saved By Emergency Doctors

Zsa Zsa Gabor, the 94-year-old Hollywood actress, was rushed to hospital this week after suffering from pneumonia. Zsa Zsa Gabor, who has endured innumerable health scares in recent months, was having trouble breathing and emergency...

Classic Jane Eyre Triumphs In Ny, La

Filmmakers have been drawn to Charlotte Bront's Jane Eyre almost from the time cameras started rolling. The first version of the 164-year-old tale hit the screen in 1914; the most famous version was produced in...

Classic Films To Debut On Hulu Plus

Some of the greatest films ever produced will now become available for streaming on Hulu Plus, the $7.99-per-month subscription service launched last year by Hulu, the company owned jointly by Disney/ABC, Comcast/NBC Universal, News Corp./Fox,...

Lost Welles Film Edging Closer To Release

The long-running legal battle over ORSON WELLES' lost movie THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WIND is almost at an end - a decision about the film's release will be made "within weeks", according to a...

Welles' Daughter Protests Biopic

The daughter of late American film legend ORSON WELLES is protesting the star-studded Hollywood drama ME AND ORSON WELLES - insisting the negative portrayal of her father as a womaniser in the film is "laughable".Welles'...

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