The Epic Film Challenge II
#53 – The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)
Dir. Orson Welles
Starring: Joseph Cotton, Dolores Costello, Anne Baxter, Tim Holt, Agnes Moorehead, Ray Collins, Erskine Sanford, Richard Bennett, Orson Welles
The fifty-third installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, Orson Welles’ hard to follow second feature film, plagued with a troubled production but nevertheless something quite special, The Magnificent Ambersons.
Recorded in August 2016.
Is it a film you must see before you die?
Luke: Yes, definitely. It’s not the film Orson Welles wanted to be seen, but most of it is, and the special qualities under his direction remain, in my opinion.