EFC II #158 – The Lady from Shanghai (1947)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#158 – The Lady from Shanghai (1947)
Dir. Orson Welles
Starring: Orson Welles, Rita Hayworth, Everett Sloane, Glenn Anders, Ted de Corsia, Erskine Sanford

The one hundred and fifty-eighth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, the Orson Welles directed mystery starring himself and Rita Hayworth, The Lady from Shanghai.

Recorded in May 2017.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: Yeah, it’s quite remarkable how good Orson Welles’ films turn out even after heavy studio interference. Worth a look.

EFC II #65 – Touch of Evil (1958)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#65 – Touch of Evil (1958)
Dir. Orson Welles
Starring: Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh, Orson Welles, Joseph Calleia, Akim Tamiroff, Joanna Cook Moore, Ray Collins, Dennis Weaver, Valentin de Vargas, Mort Mills, Victor Millan

The sixty-fifth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, a deftly crafted film noir from Orson Welles, Touch of Evil.

Recorded in September 2016.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: Yes, definitely, a stellar film noir.

EFC II #53 – The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)

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.