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This review is from: Orson Welles - Mr Arkadin (1954) [DVD]  (DVD)
Orson Welles is my favorite filmaker. In order to be fair, I watched this dvd several times. I really wanted to like this film. It is probably the only Welles film I had difficulty watching. There are just too many problems beginning with a weak script. Welles also appears to have dubbed in the dialogue after filming. This was a big mistake since the sound seems so unrealistic throughout. (I would rather read subtitles than endure the poor, later-recorded soundtrack). Then there is Welles--usually the strength of every film--but this time his performance is strangely uninspired and his theatrical makeup is ludicrous. Since Welles is such a genius, the questions is: how could he have made THIS film?