Magician: The Astonishing Life And Work Of Orson Welles
A look at the remarkable genius of Orson Welles on the eve of his centenary – the enigma of his career as a Hollywood star, a Hollywood director (for some a Hollywood failure), and a crucially important independent filmmaker.
"No other Welles chronicler has gone to Woodstock, Illinois, to film the very theater in which Orson, in his early teens, put on and acted in his first Shakespeare productions, or has so vividly captured his subject's 1950s European sojourn (we hear Welles speaking barely passable Italian), which qualified him as the pioneer post-war independent American filmmaker."
Todd McCarthy, hollywoodreporter.com
With: (Dokumentarfilm) Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Richard Linklater, Costa-Gavras, Peter Bogdanovich
Screenplay: Chuck Workman
Director of Photography: John Sharaf, Tom Hurwitz ASC, Michael Lisnet
Film Editor: Chuck Workman
Composer: Bernard Herrmann, Sergei Prokofiev, Erik Satie, Tomaso Albinoni, Burt Bacharach, Michel Legrand, Elliott Goldenthal
Producer: Charles S. Cohen
Co-Producer: Alice Henty
Production Company: Cohen Media Group
World Sales: Cohen Media Group
Director: Chuck Workman