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Peter Bogdanovich, Oscar-Nominated Director and Champion of Hollywood’s Golden Age, Dies at 82

Peter Bogdanovich, the Oscar-nominated writer-director of The Last Picture Show whose career, which also included hits like What’s Up, Doc? and Paper Moon, put him on a path toward living up to the example of those like Orson Welles and John Ford he so lionized, has died. He was 82. Bogdanovich died shortly after midnight Thursday at his home in […]

Norman Lloyd, Star of ‘Saboteur’ and ‘St. Elsewhere,’ Dies at 106

Norman Lloyd, the actor, producer and director whose collaborations with Orson Welles, Alfred Hitchcock, Charlie Chaplin, Bertolt Brecht and Jean Renoir made him a legend — albeit an off-the-radar one — in Hollywood, has died. He was 1xx.

Orson Welles Had (Inadvertent) Help From Winston Churchill Financing a Film

Orson Welles once had help financing a film thanks to Winston Churchill. The legendary filmmaker (and masterful raconteur), who was born this day in 1915, recounted the wild and hilarious tale to Dick Cavett in 1970. Welles does not specify, but from the timeline he gives, it appears the incident happened in 1945 after the […]

Orson Welles Did Not Think ‘Citizen Kane’ Was the Greatest Film of All Time

The classic picture, which premiered 80 years ago Saturday, is back in the news due to Rotten Tomatoes.

‘Mank’: Film Review

Gary Oldman plays Herman J. Mankiewicz, the alcoholic writer sequestered in the Mojave Desert to finish his screenplay for Orson Welles' 'Citizen Kane,' in 'Mank,' David Fincher's behind-the-scenes look at 1930s Hollywood.

‘Hopper/Welles’: Film Review | Venice 2020

A conversation between Orson Welles and Dennis Hopper, filmed in 1970 for 'The Other Side of the Wind,' has been digitally restored and shaped into a stand-alone feature, 'Hopper/Welles,' that's premiering in Venice.

Sofia Coppola’s ‘On the Rocks’ to World Premiere at NY Film Festival

The Spotlight section will also feature screenings of the Spike Lee-directed film version of 'David Byrne's American Utopia' Broadway musical and the Stacey Abrams voter suppression doc 'All In,' directed by Liz Garbus and Lisa Cortes.

Mel Brooks Explains Blunder in Paying Orson Welles $25,000 For ‘History of the World, Part I’

Mel Brooks wanted no one else other than the late Orson Welles to narrate his 1981 comedy 'History of the World, Part I', but said he made a mistake in the amount of money he paid to have it done.

Julie Gibson, Singer in ‘The Feminine Touch’ and ‘Hail the Conquering Hero,’ Dies at 106

Julie Gibson, a singer, actress, studio rep and dialogue coach who collaborated with Preston Sturges, Orson Welles, Ida Lupino, John Huston, Edgar Bergen and The Bowery Boys during a fascinating career, has died. She was 106.

Toronto: Criterion Collection Lands Canadian Distributor

Indie distributor Unobstructed View has acquired the exclusive Canadian distribution rights to the art house-focused Criterion Collection.

‘Orson Welles Portfolio’ Reveals Filmmaker’s Unreleased Sketches (Exclusive)

The book contains never-before-released sketches, illustrations and artwork from the iconic director and actor.

Orson Welles’ Daughter Preps Doc Series to Shed Light on His “Extraordinary Gypsy Life” (Exclusive)

A new six-part doc series is set to pull back the curtain on the life of iconic director Orson Welles. Life with Orson Welles: The Man Behind the Legend comes from his daughter, Beatrice Welles, and director Dax Phelan, and is repped to buyers in Berlin by Lon Haber & Co.