Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Go on Singing Orson

For some reason I started thinking about the fabulously brilliant Orson Welles today.

Two seconds later I was whizzing through YouTube's hallowed halls watching his drunken champagne outtakes (video) and all of his unfinished movies.

Oh YouTube, never leave my side, what would I do in a world without you?

My favorite Orson video is this entirely random bit between James Stewart, Dean Martin and Orson Welles. They are at a man's hair salon poking fun at girl talk and it is just so...odd...and did I mention the singing, wigs and "sausage curls"?!

Also, of note, Orson Welles' "Voodoo" Macbeth (Macbeth with an all black cast) and Orson Welles on London Clubs and a haunting clip from F for Fake in which Orson waxes poetic about life and death:

"Our works in stone, in paint, in print are spared, some of them for a few decades or a millenium or two. But everything must finally fall in war, or wear away into the ultimate and universal ash - the triumphs and the frauds, the treasures and the fakes.

A fact of life, we are going to die.

"Be of good heart," cry the dead artists out of the living pasts. Our songs will all be silenced, but what of it? Go on singing. Maybe a man's name doesn't matter all that much..."


dino martin peters said...

Hey pallie, like thanks so much for this great clip from the Dinoshow....never know what was gonna happen next on that programme. Never was, never will be anyone as cool as the King of Cool. Oh, to return to the days when Dino walked the earth.

Junk Thief said...

Was there ever a more unlikely trio? The reference to the devastation of "Tab and Rock" showing up at a party wearing the same blazers may have gone over some folks heads. Were these three the godfathers of metrosexuality?

Eva the Deadbeat said...

woah! i totally missed that reference as well!? TV was so much smarter back then...abd coooooooler!

PS thanks for visting Dino! you are the King of Cool!