Sunken Treasure: The Drowned World of Lost Movies

By: Paolo Cabrelli

Posted 05/22/2006 - 08:53:10 AM by arrrvee:
 great sad about orson welles i always wondered how the original "ambersons" would have looked compared to the butchered version that the studio eventually released -- which is great by the way, but still..
Posted 05/22/2006 - 12:00:29 PM by diemythtruth:
 according to the (awesome) "f for fake" criterion dvd extras, welles was also doing a moby dick monologue and a merchant of venice adaptation. i don't think they were finished but some clips of these are shown on the 2nd disk of f for fake, along with some other humorous shorts (welles looking in the window of a german cake shop, welles at a british tailor) - highly reccomended for welles fans.
Posted 05/22/2006 - 03:00:03 PM by lizcrow:
 Gloria Swanson was both the producer and star of Queen Kelly. Wonder and curiousity are somewhat sated by the publication Stroheim's complete screenplay a few years ago in tandem with Kino International's dvd release of the complete footage.
Posted 05/22/2006 - 03:00:37 PM by idunnowhy:
 agreed... It's hard to really understand Orson Welles without seeing F for Fake. And once you have seen it, its hard not to be deeply depressed considering all the other things he could have accomplished, given the resources.
Posted 05/23/2006 - 01:05:40 PM by badhaircut: