Looking for work can be a depressing prospect, (as listeners to the show will know I’m leaving Nashville for other climes), so thank goodness today that I stumbled across this amazing find – the unaired Orson Welles Talk Show Pilot.
I love these clips for so many reasons – but the one I’ll highlight is the editing style, (especially in clips 1 and 3). No one could edit like Orson – his shocking, breathless cutting style is still far ahead of anything else I’ve seen.
The first clip is reminiscent of CHIMES AT MIDNIGHT and the fabulous F FOR FAKE, (if you haven’t seen it = you must = a masterclass in what can be done with discarded bits of moving images), and the fragments we have of OTHER SIDE OF THE WIND.
Look at the clips below from WIND – who else has come close to this?