Filming 'The Trial' [1981] (Unedited) - Rare Orson Welles Documentary





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Published on Oct 10, 2012

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A rare Q&A session with Orson Welles, which Welles had originally intended to be part of a film essay on the making of The Trial (1962) similar to 'Filming Othello', but never got around to editing or finishing it. The raw footage was recovered from his estate and put together after his death in this uncut question-and-answer session. There are frequent breaks in the video due to the film cartridge running out every 10 minutes during the shoot and other technical difficulties, being that he shot it on no budget. The cartridge also runs out at the end of the video, giving it a feeling of incompleteness. Only one side of the speaker functions.

Location: University of Southern California, 1981, after screening The Trial


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