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on 29 August 2008
Orson Welles made this 'difficult' version of Othello in the early 1950's on a shoestring budget in Mogador, Morocco despite actors walking off the production and other trials and tribulations. This film shows that less really is more. Only when the restored version was released in the 1990's was the genius of his vision really evident. Welles shoots scenes on battlements, in saunas and every other weird and wonderful place and it really does work. Yes, some actors fluff their lines and inexplicably have their backs to camera because they have been replaced by a stand-in but you only notice this when it's been pointed out to you. This film of the infamous Moor is magnificent cinema; far better than any other version before or since. Welles strides the battlements like the giant he is - a giant in front and behind the camera.
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