Tag Archive: Orson Wells

Jun 01 2015

Episode 48 – The Lady From Shanghai

The Lady from ShanghaiFor this episode, we return to the lovely Trylon Microcinema in Minneapolis to enjoy Orson Wells’ curious film noir, The Lady from Shanghai.  The film stars Wells and his then wife Rita Hayworth, who makes her first appearance on our podcast.  Melissa is the only member of our team who has seen the film before so both Tim and Jena have a chance to react to all sorts of weirdness that arises when an auteur has his vision compromised by studio interference.  On the other hand, maybe some of that interference wasn’t such a bad thing…

Our next episode will jump forward a few years as we watch Edge of Tomorrow!

The Lady from Shanghai (1947)
The Lady from Shanghai poster Rating: 7.7/10 (22,625 votes)
Director: Orson Welles
Writer: Sherwood King (story based on a novel by), Orson Welles (screenplay)
Stars: Rita Hayworth, Orson Welles, Everett Sloane, Glenn Anders
Runtime: 87 min
Rated: NOT RATED
Genre: Crime, Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery, Thriller
Released: 24 Dec 1947
Plot: Fascinated by gorgeous Mrs. Bannister, seaman Michael O'Hara joins a bizarre yachting cruise, and ends up mired in a complex murder plot.

Sep 15 2014

Episode 31 – Citizen Kane

Citizen KaneWe’ve finally arrived at “the greatest movie ever made” – Citizen Kane!  We tackle Orson Welles’ groundbreaking film as well as it’s reputation.  We encounter a stable of great actors and talk about Welles’ career.  Is this film the greatest move ever?  That is certainly a matter of taste.  We spend a lot of time talking about the film’s legacy and that may be more important than the film itself.

We also say the next movie we watch will be “Man on Wire.”  Turns out we were wrong.  It will be “The Dirty Dozen.”

Citizen Kane (1941)
Citizen Kane poster Rating: 8.4/10 (352,289 votes)
Director: Orson Welles
Writer: Herman J. Mankiewicz (original screen play), Orson Welles (original screen play)
Stars: Joseph Cotten, Dorothy Comingore, Agnes Moorehead, Ruth Warrick
Runtime: 119 min
Rated: PG
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Released: 05 Sep 1941
Plot: Following the death of a publishing tycoon, news reporters scramble to discover the meaning of his final utterance.