Still Watching the Skies: Orson Welles’ 100th Birthday Bonus Episode
Nat, Robert, and Cody want to invite you to a birthday party for the great Orson Welles on the occasion of his 100th Birthday. No, it’s probably not on the scale of the celebrations in Kenosha, Wisconsin, Welles’s birthplace, but spirits run high and we all have a lot to say. We focus on three of our favorite films directed by Orson Welles, the lurid noir Touch of Evil, the Shakespeare adaptation Falstaff (Chimes at Midnight), and the brilliant essay F for Fake.
It’s a lively conversation although two people call themselves out to pay into the Pretension Jar. We touch on our history with Welles and our first experiences with his films at the beginning and finish with top three lists. Along the way we touch on nearly all of his films. Does Transformers: The Movie make an appearance? You’ll have to listen to find out.
And, if you haven’t seen the films in question, I’ll point you in the direction of Turner Classic Movies who is playing all of the films this month.
Also this month we watch David Bowie pay the Earth a visit in The Man Who Fell to Earth. We hope you’ll join us.