MAGICIAN: THE ASTONISHING LIFE AND WORK OF ORSON WELLES (DVD)
A film by Chuck Workman
Directed by Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Chuck Workman, Magician explores the life and career of Orson Welles, taking the viewer on a wild journey through his accomplished career in theatre and radio, and in film and television – both in Hollywood and in Europe.
Featuring new interviews with Welles authorities including Simon Callow and Peter Bogdanovich, and illustrated with a wealth of archival material and film extracts, Magician reveals a pioneering, uncompromising artist who, although misunderstood in his own time, is now rightfully lauded as a master of his art.
Original theatrical trailer
A Conversation with Director Chuck Workman (2014, 9 mins): film scholar Annette Insdorf interviews the award winning director
A Personal Appreciation of Orson Welles by Simon Callow (2015, 31 mins): an insightful interview with the acclaimed actor and Welles biographer
Fully illustrated booklet with an essay by Paul Fairclough and full film credits
USA | 2014 | colour, and black and white | 87 minutes | English language, with optional hard-of-hearing subtitles | Original aspect ratio 1.78:1 | DVD9 | PAL | Dolby Digital 5.1. (448kbps) and Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo (192kbps) | exempt from certification | Region 2 DVD