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Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles 12 rating

A wild journey through the astounding life of Orson Welles and his career in film, theatre, radio and television, from Oscar-winning filmmaker Chuck Workman.

Documentary 2014 91 mins

Director: Chuck Workman

Overview

Directed by Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Chuck Workman, Magician explores the life and career of Orson Welles, taking the viewer on a wild journey through his accomplished career in theatre and radio, and in film and television – both in Hollywood and in Europe.

Featuring new interviews with Welles authorities including Simon Callow and Peter Bogdanovich, and illustrated with a wealth of archival material and film extracts, Magician reveals a pioneering, uncompromising artist who, although misunderstood in his own time, is now rightfully lauded as a master of his art.