The Morning Read: New Old Orson Welles and Dead Original Scripts

By  · Published on August 8th, 2013

The morning’s most fascinating articles from around the movie website-o-sphere.

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“Early Film By Orson Welles Is Rediscovered” – A curious history, an 1894 farce and no hereoes. Last year we got new old Hitchcock, and this year a warehouse in Spain has revealed the treasure of new old Welles.

“Duct To The Future: The Nightmare of Brazil Never Arrived, But It’s Still Resonant” – Keith Phipps at The Dissolve shrewdly explores the connection between Terry Gilliam’s masterpiece, George Orwell’s “1984” and the modern surveillance state.

“Charting 20 Years of Summer Box Office Movies & The Death of the ‘Original’ Screenplay” – Our addiction to sequels in graphic form with context from Indiewire.

“Let Mark Walhberg Explain Why The Lone Ranger Bombed So Hard” – It has something to do with a lack of giant fucking robots.

“Turn The Camera Off” – The brilliant Brian Collins on why he’s given up on found footage (at least for now).

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