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Filming 'Othello'

  • Runtime: 2 hr. 0 min.
  • Genres: Film, TV & Radio

Synopsis

This documentary chronicles the extraordinary efforts that went into Orson Welles' movie production of the Shakespearean play, Othello. For reasons which must remain unknown, though friendship and admiration surely played a part, scores of actors and filmmakers contributed freely to Welles' budgetless effort, which began in 1948 and culminated with the film's winning a Palme d'Or (Golden Palm) from the Cannes Film Festival in 1952. Welles had to take other paying work during the filming of Othello...more

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