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Orson Welles: Personality & Vision

By |2018-07-02T15:26:18-04:00April 1st, 2018|People|

Any movie historian, film buff or hardcore fan is cognoscente of the colossal influence Orson Welles has cast over the evolution and development of filmmaking all over the world, though what of the man, what of the personality? ‘Larger than life’ is an understatement when describing Welles, whose vagabond life was almost as legendary [...]

Gregg Toland: Cinematographer (1904-1948)

By |2018-07-07T22:57:37-04:00March 7th, 2018|People|

When Orson Welles was asked who was the greatest cinematographer, he replied without hesitation, "Not only was Gregg Toland the greatest cameraman ever, he was also the fastest." The words, “the best” or “the greatest” are usually used for affect and are almost impossible to qualify even when one speaks of artistic luminaries like Matisse or [...]