The Paris InterviewStreaming Video - 2013
After directing Citizen Kane in his mid 20s, Orson Welles spent the next two decades involved in a dazzling variety of projects while struggling to control his own artistic destiny. By 1960, when this interview was filmed, the early promise of Welles' youth had transmuted into an oeuvre marked by scattered interests and problematic choices. Nevertheless, his creative fires were far from extinguished. Here viewers will find plenty of commentary from Welles on directing, screenwriting, performing for the stage and camera, and the significance of an artist's political convictions. He also discusses Don Quixote (a work in progress and never completed), his difficult experiences with Charlie Chaplin and Monsieur Verdoux, his lack of commercial success, and the necessity of acting in bad or forgettable movies due to his financial circumstances. This is an intriguing look at Welles during a particularly ruminant and vulnerable phase of his career.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, , c1960
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (53 min.) :,sd., col
Alternative Title: Paris Interview