As for Orson Welles’ style, for his vision of the cinema, editing is not simply one aspect; it’s the aspect. Thanks to Edwin for pointing us to this quote:
For me, the strip of celluloid is put together like a musical score, and this execution is determined by the editing; just like a conductor interprets a piece of music in rubato, another will play it in a very dry and academic manner… The images themselves are not sufficient: they are very important, but are only images. The essential is the length of each image, what follows each image: it is the very eloquence of the cinema that is constructed in the editing room. —Orson Welles
Filming Othello is a 1978 documentary directed by and starring Orson Welles about the making of his award-winning 1952 production Othello. The documentary, which was produced for West German television, was the last completed feature film directed by Welles. Filming Othello was made between 1974 and 1978. It was intended to be the first in a series of documentaries directed by Welles on the creation of his classic films. However, the second film in the proposed series, on the making of The Trial, was never completed.
Also, recommended viewing/listening: the Criterion Collection LaserDisc edition of Orson Welles’ Othello with the commentary track by Peter Bogdanovich and Myron Meisel (uploaded solely for educational purposes as it has gone out-of-print and has never been made available since).
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