Tuesday, December 1, 2009
This is Orson Welles
I've been a fan of Welles for a long time now. Although my favorite director of all time may be Billy Wilder, I still love a good Orson Welles movie. This book (This is Orson Welles) is an exhaustive Q & A between him and Peter Bogdonavich. It's really funny and insightful and is full of all of these bizarre little stories. It's also full of strange statements I don't fully understand, that I like to quote randomly in my loudest voice: "Comedy is life in a long shot. Tragedy is life in a close up." Stuff like that.
I'm going to do a few illustrations inspired by passages in the book and post them up here every once in awhile. And smoke a cigar as I post them.