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!
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