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The Eyes of Orson Welles

The Eyes of Orson Welles is a movie starring Mark Cousins, Jack Klaff, and Beatrice Welles. Mark Cousins dives deep into the visual world of legendary director and actor Orson Welles to reveal a portrait of the artist as he's never...

Other Titles
Os Olhos de Orson Welles, Lo sguardo di Orson Welles, La mirada de Orson Welles, Oczy Orsona Wellesa
Running Time
1 hours 55 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Documentary
Director
Mark Cousins
Writer
Mark Cousins
Actors
Jack Klaff, Mark Cousins, Beatrice Welles, Orson Welles
Country
UK
Year
2018
Audio Languages
日本語, اللغة_العربية, English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
Japanese, اللغة_العربية, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Mark Cousins dives deep into the visual world of legendary director and actor Orson Welles to reveal a portrait of the artist as he's never been seen before.

Comments about documentary «The Eyes of Orson Welles» (21)

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Margaret B.

The movie is so well done and so wonderful to watch. It is a must watch for anyone interested in the history of film.

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Victoria

The Eyes of Orson Welles is a stunning film about Orson Welles, the legendary screenwriter who created iconic Hollywood films, including Citizen Kane and The War of the Worlds. The film is a fascinating look at the man behind the curtain. The film is narrated by Welles himself, and is the story of how the man behind the curtain came to be and his legacy. The film is very powerful and emotional. I was very impressed with this film and would recommend it to anyone who is a fan of Welles, or film in general.

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Nathan

This documentary focuses on the life and times of Orson Welles, the creator of Citizen Kane, and the man who brought it to the screen. This is an unusual documentary, because the main focus is on Orson Welles and his work. It is mostly about his life, his experiences, his family, his relationships, and his career. The documentary is a bit boring at times, but it is still a great documentary for someone who is interested in Welles or movie making in general. It is more about the work than the man.

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Nicole

I'll be honest, I thought this was going to be another boring, 'annoying' documentary on the man, but after watching it, I was amazed that I didn't even notice that there were cameras in the room. It's interesting to see how the movie is shot. I've never seen anything like it. The camera moves, pans, zooms, moves, pans, zooms, zooms, and then you get a good look at Orson Welles. I also thought the interviews were interesting. He was more than a genius. He was also a very sensitive person. He had a very short fuse and this interview, along with his way of dealing with people, gave me a lot of insight into his personality. The more I think about it, the more I like this documentary. It's very well done. It's not boring and it's not that long. It's definitely worth seeing.

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Danielle Porter

I am a fan of Welles' work, and was happy to see that this documentary was done well and in-depth. This is a great interview with him as well as a fascinating look at the times. I have to say that I have never seen a documentary on the history of the war between the US and Germany more compelling, or one that was as well researched. I thought the film was well paced and well put together. I thought it was very well done and will be watching this again. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a good history lesson.

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Willie F.

One of the best documentaries of the year. It's also a great introduction to Orson Welles. This documentary is a must see for anyone who is a fan of Orson Welles and any fan of the 1960s or 70s.

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Amy Rice

A good documentary on the life and times of Orson Welles. There are many aspects of the film that are interesting. The editing, the cinematography, and the editing of the interviews with his children and his friends are excellent. The film was produced by the producers of the Academy Award winning documentary "Citizen Kane". The film was made in 2015. The film is about Welles' life and times. The film also reveals the type of films Welles made and why he made them. I am not sure about the "Allegory" which is a short film by Richard Linklater. This film is a must see for anyone who loves or even loves to watch films about the life of Orson Welles. This documentary is well worth watching.

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Jonathan

This film was presented at the 2009 San Francisco International Film Festival. I was pleased to see that it was much better than I had expected. It did seem to me that this film was not really about the controversy surrounding the film, but more about the film itself. It was interesting to see that Orson Welles and the other members of the cast and crew seemed to have a good time with the film, but it was also a little unnerving to see the presence of his bodyguard, who was actually part of the film. This is one of those documentaries that you just have to watch. It is a very interesting documentary that is not about the film, but rather the people involved in the film.

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Jean H.

A documentary that is entertaining to watch for people that are interested in Welles' career, but which may be a bit over-the-top to some. While watching the movie, I was able to appreciate how Welles' career was going, but at the same time, I couldn't help but compare it to the movie "The Color Purple." The Color Purple was an incredible movie that was overlooked and was completely overlooked. The only reason that it was underrated is because it wasn't as well-made as "The Color Purple" (in my opinion, the best movie of the decade). However, I did find the movie very interesting to watch and thought it was pretty interesting how well it showed the growth of Welles' career. The movie also does a great job showing how Welles' career ended. The only major difference between the two movies is the ending of "The Color Purple" which shows how Welles' career came to a close. This movie is a good movie to watch if you're interested in Welles' career, but it may not be that entertaining to some.

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Wayne Schultz

The Eyes of Orson Welles (2015) * (out of 4) Director Joseph Lai and actor John Hurt are at it again with another featurette that takes us into the director's life. This time they look at his early days in Hollywood and their influences on his work. Lai starts out with a look at the production of The Magnificent Ambersons and how this movie was cut down to an hour and a half. He also talks about the making of Orson Welles' first film which was called L'Enfant Sauvage. There's a lot of information here so I recommend watching this featurette. I've got to say that I enjoyed this featurette more than the one that was done for The Magnificent Ambersons. It's just a bit more in depth and we get a bit more insight into the making of the film. The Magnificent Ambersons was a great film but it was a bit much at times. The Eyes of Orson Welles is more in depth and gives us some insight into the making of the film. Lai talks about the studio system and how it was created and he talks about how he was approached by the studio when he was trying to get his film made. There's some interesting stuff here so I recommend watching this featurette.

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Virginia

This documentary was shot in the 1970's, the period of the Vietnam War, the time of the "Star Wars" phenomenon, and the time of the "Austin Powers" films. We watch the young actors and actresses talk about their childhoods, about their acting career and their musical careers, about their love for film and music. We watch them audition for a part in a movie they are writing, and they are trying to play a character that is really like the real person. They are trying to make it look like they really are like the character they are auditioning for, but it is not easy. They are also trying to make it look like they are really "real" people. And finally, we watch them audition for a part in a movie they are writing, and they are playing the part of the real person. In this way, we can understand what it was like for those actors and actresses, as well as for us. It is a fascinating look at the "real life" of movie making.

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Grace

Orson Welles was one of the most acclaimed and influential film directors in American history. He was the first to create a film of live action, and with his films, he was also one of the first to document the New World, the American West, and the cinema of the 1920's and 1930's. His films of that period were frequently described as "Flaming Panels," "Cinematic Babbles," and "The Last Picture Show," with the tagline, "Look, it's a Living." He was also one of the first to utilize the now-standard Hollywood "green screen" technology in his films. Although his films had artistic merit, many of his films were controversial, and some of his films were banned in the United States. This documentary traces the years of Welles' work and his life in search of his films' true legacy, as well as his family's history. It also looks at the real-life problems that the world of film had to deal with, including censorship, censorship-busting, and the rise of the Hollywood studio system. The film takes us back to Welles' childhood, his work at the Columbia studio, his first film, The Kid with the Golden Gun, his first TV appearance, and his first television series. The documentary also looks at the birth of the American film industry, as well as the social problems that the film industry had to confront in the late 1940's and the 1950's. Throughout the film, you will also see interviews with his family, as well as his friend and business partner, Alfred Hitchcock. The film concludes with a brief biography of Welles, and the legacy that his films had left in the world of film.

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Megan

It's worth the watch, and the documentary is well made. The way it's edited and the music/soundtrack is well worth it, but it seems to take forever to get to the point of the film. It seems to be more about the personalities of the people involved and what their purpose was in the situation rather than what they saw. A good documentary, though.

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Roy

Greetings again from the darkness. If there is one thing that Orson Welles would have been all too familiar with, it would be his directorial debut. In this compelling, well-documented documentary, director Lee Hirsch explores the life of one of cinema's most gifted and enigmatic directors. This is a man who, despite all his strengths, never came out of the shadows, and his most famous films are very much the result of the kind of intimate, intuitive, and often misguided relationship that Welles had with his actors. Hirsch provides the viewer with a great deal of information about Welles' background, his career, his personal relationships, and his relationship with fellow director Orson Welles. He also interviews his many actors, both well-known and lesser-known, and talks with them about the effect Welles had on them, both individually and professionally. It is a fascinating, fascinating interview with a filmmaker who is one of the greatest living filmmakers of all time. This is an excellent documentary and well worth your time. But it is also an intriguing look at the life of a genius, the artist who never made a mistake. A brilliant man, and a tragic figure.

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Frances Perry

I enjoyed the documentary and the book so much that I bought the two on DVD, both of which are superb. I have always been fascinated with Orson Welles, and as far as I can tell he was a wonderfully complex man, a brilliant artist and an enormously complex person, all of which I found fascinating in the documentary. I liked the way that Welles used the "rat race" to express his ideas about the commercialization of the arts, and it is also interesting that he was always trying to make some money with what he produced. This documentary is an excellent source for learning more about his life and his ideas.

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Deborah

The Eyes of Orson Welles is an incredible movie. It's not just a great film, it's an absolute masterpiece. I'm sure that if I hadn't seen this movie before I would have been blown away. It's not easy to do that, especially in a world of CGI. The movie is all about what Orson Welles did in the 60s. It's not just about the man himself, it's about what he was doing and how he did it. This film will have you looking at your watch. It has great music, great acting, great photography and amazing cinematography. The movie itself is a movie. This movie is just one man's story, and his work. It's like watching the birth of a child. You just want to watch it again and again, and you can't. The movie is so incredibly beautiful, that I didn't even know it was a movie. It's one of those movies that make you feel something, that makes you think. It's so inspirational, and very educational. If you haven't seen this movie yet, do yourself a favor and watch it. It's really something to behold.

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Brittany Larson

The Making of Orson Welles' "The War of the Worlds": Orson Welles' version of "The War of the Worlds" is a powerful, cinematic achievement, a great story, and a breathtaking achievement in filmmaking. But there are several problems with the film, one of which is that it is very hard to see the whole of the film. I'm not saying that there are no great features in the film, but when I first saw it, I was in awe. That being said, the film is a very difficult film to watch, and there are several ways that the viewer can try to see it: 1. Go back and watch the film, without using the subtitles. This would be a pretty bad idea, because the film is one of Welles' best works and is very difficult to watch. 2. Watch the film without knowing what the subtitles are, which I did in the beginning, but then I was able to watch it all the way through. 3. Watch the film with subtitles and I would recommend this method, but the subtitles are pretty confusing, and there are a few other problems with the film that I would recommend as well. In the end, the film is not bad, but it is not a great film. I rate it as 8/10, and I think it is a great film, but it is not perfect. My personal favorite part of the film is the final scene of the film, and I think that it is the best part of the film, but it is hard to watch. If you can, I would suggest that you watch the film and then look at the subtitles and see what the film is about. I would recommend this method to anyone who is a film lover. I hope this is helpful, and if you have any questions, I would be happy to answer them.

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Keith R.

There's not a lot of good stuff in this movie. But if you're in the mood for something a little bit different, this is a good movie. It's not too long, and you don't need to watch it with your kids. I watched it on DVD with my son and it was interesting to watch. The movie is mostly interesting because the filmmaker, Stephen Spielberg, shows us a bit of his life, and he explains how he got his ideas, how he developed his ideas, and how he saw his ideas on screen. This movie was not the best of his career, but it was still pretty good.

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Mary Garrett

I have not seen the film "The Eyes of Orson Welles" but, given that it is available on video, I decided to see it as a companion piece. As a companion piece, it was very effective and is well worth seeing. The documentary is very much a "how-to" for the making of the film, with lots of behind-the-scenes footage, as well as interviews with the cast and crew. I also found it interesting that the director had an extensive background in theater, a hobby I didn't know much about, until I came across this documentary. The documentary really does show how all the elements that make up a film are put together, and I found it very interesting that the documentary was divided into different sections, as I couldn't understand the first two, nor the last two. I would say that, for those who want to see how the movie was made, I would suggest seeing the film first. If you're not sure whether or not to see the film, then definitely see the documentary first.

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William J.

The picture on the cover of the DVD of The Eyes of Orson Welles, probably one of the most respected and famous pictures of all time, reveals to the audience a full hour of the life of Orson Welles. This documentary presents all the events of the film director's life, the production of the movie and the controversy surrounding his work. The attention to detail of the documentary is amazing, and the compilation of events is fascinating. Unfortunately the picture is very small in size, it's actually very hard to keep track of what is going on and the information it gives is incomplete. However the image is still very nice and the movie itself is still very interesting. The movie itself is pretty good, the best thing about it is the fact that it tells the story of Orson Welles and how he made the great movie "Rope". The problem I had with the movie is that it is very short, just over 90 minutes long, it's not very exciting and boring, but it's very boring. The information on the film is just a small part of the movie, the rest is all about Welles' life and how he made his movies. The movie is very boring and just very short, but the information on the film is very interesting and fascinating. This is a great documentary for those who want to know about Orson Welles and his work. It gives very good information and it's a shame that this picture is very small. I recommend this movie to everyone. I give it an 8/10.

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Eric Welch

I have always loved Orson Welles and this film is the first time I have ever watched it. I had always seen it in the theatre when I was a child and I had never seen it again. I had to get a copy off a VHS or DVD at a local video store. Now that I have watched it again, I am now able to watch it over and over again. I think the film is really great and it tells the story of Orson Welles. The film is very exciting and shows the success and the failure of Welles' career. He became famous because of his movie Citizen Kane. The film is about Welles' attempt to adapt Citizen Kane for the screen. I love this film because of the different styles. I love the dark nature of the film. It shows the lack of faith in a man that he made so great and it shows that he was a much better actor than a director. I also love that the film has a very different ending. It is very good because it shows that the director (Welles) had a lot of faith in Orson and that he believed in him. The music is great as well. It is one of the best music scores in film history. It is the music that makes you feel that this is a great movie. I also love that it has a lot of good humor in it. I love the joke that Welles makes about some people that he did not know and then when he goes to see Citizen Kane, Welles is about to see Citizen Kane. It is one of the funniest scenes in film history. The whole film is very entertaining and a good film. I think this is one of the best films I have ever seen.