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James Naremore is Chancellors’ Professor Emeritus at Indiana University. He answered some questions about the new Centennial Anniversary Edition of his touchstone work The Magic World of Orson Welles. Q: The new edition of The Magic World of Orson Welles … Continue reading

From wunderkind to auteur to pop culture curiosity, Orson Welles traveled fame’s full arc. It is a credit to his genius that, despite a marriage to Rita Heyworth and a dismal work-for-hire life that included cheap wine ads, we remember … Continue reading

Orson Welles spent his declining years as a pop culture man of all seasons. Hounded by the IRS, desperate to fund the numerous films on his artistic agenda, the director took on all manner of opportunities open┬áto those with a … Continue reading