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    1. July 2, 2015

      Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles — film review

      100 this year, Orson Welles is as voluble in death as in life. That’s cinema: dead men talk. In Magician: The...

    2. June 19, 2015

      On location: ‘The Third Man’

      The film: The 1949 thriller The Third Man, set in a crumbling postwar Vienna, frequently tops lists of the best films...

    1. June 12, 2015

      ‘The Third Man’: sewers, zithers and cuckoo clocks

      In the preface to his masterly novella The Third Man, Graham Greene famously confessed that the book “was never written...

    2. May 1, 2015

      Hollywood heavyweights: Samuel Fuller and Orson Welles

      One of Samantha Fuller’s most vivid childhood memories was seeing her father, the late American film director Samuel...

    3. December 22, 2014

      The Long Christmas Dinner, Alice Tully Hall, New York — review

      Say this for Leon Botstein. His conducting may be more notable for efficiency than for dynamic vitality, but he puts...

    4. July 11, 2014

      Heir who relented after muckraking

      There was something almost biblical about the life and times of Richard Mellon Scaife, who has died aged 82. He was a...

    5. January 17, 2014

      Sylvester Stallone at the Palladium

      After last year’s sellout An Evening With Al Pacino, now a for-one-night-only event with Sylvester Stallone. How is a...

    6. July 26, 2013

      Creative differences

       My Lunches With Orson: Conversations Between Henry Jaglom and Orson Welles, edited by Peter Biskind, Metropolitan...

    7. June 26, 2013

      How Rich sapped power of the Seven Sisters

      Time is better at legitimising businesses than people. Obituaries of commodities pioneer Marc Rich dwell on his flight...

    8. November 20, 2012

      The best films show business at its worst

      Hollywood has always been the world capital of the film industry, and movies are the quintessential American art form....

    9. November 4, 2012

      The Merry Wives of Windsor, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon

      The early scenes of Philip Breen’s revival are often marked by one of the most unsettling species of theatrical...

    10. March 20, 2012

      Audiobooks find popularity in a return to the past

      From Mr Jonathan P. Kahn. Sir, Everything new is old again. A good case can be made that the popularity of the digital...

    11. December 9, 2011

      Tragic comedy

      The op-art specs, bright yellow sneakers and crisply laundered shirt – so clean you almost hear it crackle – make Todd...

    12. October 20, 2011

      News Corp’s US investors warned of risks

      US investors are underestimating the risks News Corp faces stemming from the UK phone-hacking scandal, one of the...

    13. FT Alphaville

      August 25, 2011

      Aliens to save the global economy

      Alternative working title: When Orson Welles meets finance. We discussed Fantasy Fed options on Wednesday. But here’s...

    14. June 10, 2011

      A dose of pho for Soho

      David Archer (left) designer of Cây Tre Soho, with chef Hieu Trung Bui Cây Tre By the standard of organised chaos that...

    15. May 18, 2011

      Orson Welles: big enough to cope with empty hall

      From Mr Ted Smyth. Great talent: ‘So many of me and so few of you,’ said Orson Welles Sir, Lucy Kellaway (“No need to...

    16. April 29, 2011

      The mark of ‘Kane’

      It storms after us down the corridors of history like its own hero. Bloated, grotesque, tremendous; destroying as it...

    17. April 19, 2011

      US Senate report: spreading the blame

      “Guilty. Every last one of them.” It is hard to read the report of the US Senate subcommittee on Wall Street and the...

    18. March 18, 2011

      Small talk: Manuel Rivas

      Manuel Rivas was born in Galicia, northern Spain, in 1957. He began his writing career as a journalist and continues to...

    19. December 30, 2010

      Scenes from the movie of my life

      About 25 years ago, I was walking through the streets of Paris when I spotted an old movie poster shop. It was a...

    20. December 2, 2010

      The Cradle Will Rock/ Gandhi and Coconuts, Arcola, London

      Josie Benson gives a tune to march to in ’The Cradle will Rock’ “It’s very vile,” remarked my companion in the interval...

    21. July 2, 2010

      Point and shoot

      I, Camera Before Rec 2, before Rec, before Cloverfield, there was Christopher Isherwood. “I am a camera,” he wrote in...

    22. December 3, 2009

      Rebirth of an old-time genius

      Creationists may flail and fulminate, but evolution will always have the last word. Look at the evidence in Me and...

    23. December 2, 2009

      Film releases: December 4

      Showtime: Zac Efron and Claire Danes in Richard Linklater’s ‘Me and Orson Welles’ Creationists may flail and fulminate,...

    24. November 9, 2009

      Lately, it has been exciting to be Swiss

      From Mr Frederick Hopson. Sir, John Gapper’s excellent analysis of Warren Buffett’s latest investment (“Safe signals...

    25. September 25, 2009

      Citizens in the realm of stars

      Marion Davies was a movie star of the early 20th century who is better known than she might have been because of her...

    26. July 25, 2009

      Fine fare for the common man

      A note in last week’s Radio Times magazine commended the arts programme Imagine (BBC1 Tuesday) but asked why it was on...

    27. July 9, 2009

      Offshore no more

      Switzerland may have seen off Habsburg armies, but the American taxman might prove a greater threat to its sovereignty....

    28. December 26, 2008

      Singer Eartha Kitt dies

      Eartha Kitt, the self-proclaimed “sex kitten” whose sultry voice and vivid, provocative performances on stage and...

    29. June 28, 2008

      DVD releases - Karl French

      Citizen Kane/ Touch of Evil Orson Welles, 1941 & 1958 Universal ***** Is Citizen Kane over-praised? Does it deserve to...

    30. May 21, 2008

      Welles wrong on cuckoo clock's origins

      From Mr Roger Gill. Sir, The only very minor flaw in Gideon Rachman's excellent analysis of Europe's punching below its...

    31. The World

      May 20, 2008

      Column: Irrelevance, Europe’s logical choice

      “In Italy for 30 years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder, and bloodshed, but they produced...

    32. May 20, 2008

      Irrelevance, Europe's logical choice

      "In Italy for 30 years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder, and bloodshed, but they produced...

    33. May 19, 2008

      Irrelevance, Europe’s logical choice

      “In Italy for 30 years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder, and bloodshed, but they produced...

    34. February 23, 2008

      Picture This - Open Page 15

      Orson Welles at Work by Francois Thomas and Jean-Pierre Berthome Phaidon £39.95, 320 pages FT bookshop price: £31.96...

    35. February 23, 2008

      Orson Welles at Work

      Orson Welles at Work By Francois Thomas and Jean-Pierre Berthome Phaidon £39.95, 320 pages FT bookshop price: £31.96...

    36. August 7, 2007

      Pick of the Day

      TV drama has handled love between adolescents with Down's syndrome. C4's Richard is My Boyfriend (pusillanimously...

    37. August 4, 2007

      The Hoax

      He almost got away with it. Convincing the money-men he had the inside insights on a famous subject, he signed the...

    38. June 16, 2007

      Orson Welles: Hello Americans

      Orson Welles: Hello Americans by Simon Callow Vintage £8.99, 507 pages FT bookshop price: £7.19 How do you top Citizen...

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