Posts tagged orson welles.
the lady from shanghai is such a peculiar eccentric batshit mess of a movie that could only have been made by a genius or a madman (or both). so much screentime is given to quirks & ticks, but they all accumulate & add to the nightmarish “otherness” of the feverish voyage.
also interesting is that unlike hitchcock (& many others), welles seems to bend over backwards to include as much of hayworth’s body in every shot as is possible (never cutting, never piecemeal). even her close-ups are gigantic in a way where the viewer is almost swallowing her, consuming her. the entire film is perfumed by her. now that’s love.
what an insane movie.
Films in 2014—#018 The Lady from Shanghai (Orson Welles, 1947)
Director: Orson Welles
D.O.P: Gregg Toland
The Trial — dir. Orson Welles
Orson Welles and Bernard Herrmann. Circa Citizen Kane.
Orson Welles on the set of “Citizen Kane”
The Lady from Shanghai (1947) - Directed by Orson Welles
F for Fake // dir. Orson Welles