‘Orson Welles at 100’, Film Critic Jonathan Rosenbaum Fondly Recalls Orson Welles on His 100th Birthday

“Orson Welles at 100” is a short film that features Jonathan Rosenbaum, film critic and author of the biography Discovering Orson Welles, as he fondly remembers the often misunderstood but brilliant filmmaker who would have turned 100 years old on May 6, 2015.

One of the things I most like about Welles is that we can never take him for granted. We can never have a sense of closure where we have all of Welles up on a shelf. Each time he’s making a film, it’s as if he’s never made a film before. And that’s very exciting. But it also means that we’re not equipped for the films when we first see them. We need to get to know them before we can really deal with them.

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