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The Magnificent Ambersons

Special Guests: William Friedkin, Joseph McBride, Christopher Welles Feder, Peter Bogdanovich, Jonathan Rosenbaum

An episode two years in the making…

Orson Welles’s follow-up to Citizen Kane adapted Booth Tarkington’s Pulitzer prize-winning novel about industrial progress and the loss of innocence set against a tumultuous family, the Ambersons.

Welles infamously lost control of The Magnificent Ambersons before its final release. We’ll examine its production, its destruction, and attempts to restore what many consider Welles’s forgotten masterpiece.

We’re joined by guest co-host Roger L. Ryan.

And…there’s a special appearance by Mondo Justin!


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Links:
Buy The Magnificent Ambersons on DVD
Read Mike Thomas’s The Decline & Fall of The Magnificent Ambersons
Read David Kamp’s Magnificent Obsession
Buy Jonathan Rosenbaum’s Discovering Orson Welles
Visit the Jonathan Rosenbaum website
Buy Joseph McBride’s Whatever Happened to Orson Welles?
Buy Joseph McBride’s Orson Welles
Visit the Joseph McBride website
Buy Peter Bogdanovich’s This is Orson Welles
Buy Robert L. Carringer’s The Magnificent Ambersons: A Reconstruction
Buy Chris Welles Feder’s In My Father’s Shadow: A Daughter Remembers Orson Welles
Download The Magnificent Ambersons audio book
Learn more about the fan edit Orson Welles & I
Visit the WelleNet website
Visit Mondo Justin’s Mondo Film Podcast
Special thanks to Peggy Daub of the Special Collections Library at the University of Michigan

Music:
The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo – Charles Coburn
The Union Forever – The White Stripes (Redd Blood Cells mix)

Sources:
Hollywood the Golden Years: The RKO Story
BBC Four – Arena, The Orson Welles Story
This is Orson Welles

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About The Author
Mike White
Mike White

Often mistaken for the ginger screenwriter/actor of the same name, Mike White has been a frequent contributor to publications such as CinemaScope, Paracinema, Detroit’s Metro Times, and Detour-Mag.com. He’s served on juries at the Slamdance, Cinekink, MicroCineFest and Kansas City film festivals. Additionally, he’s been featured in the documentaries David Goodis: To a Pulp and The People Vs. George Lucas. In 2010, BearManor Media published Impossibly Funky: A Cashiers du Cinemart Collection. A collection of film reviews, Cinema Detours, will be published in 2013.

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