Bright Lights Film Journal

B. Kite on O. Welles

Anyone with more than a passing interest in the films of Orson Welles (and not just Citizen Kane) should immediately check out American: Exhibits from the C.F. Kane Museum, described at The Auteurs’ Notebook, where it is temporarily posted, as “a six-part video investigation into the work of Orson Welles by B. Kite.”

Kite’s technique – deconstructing and recombining images and sounds from Welles’ films while a narrator comments on them – is reminiscent of what Jean-Luc Godard did in his multi-part Histoire(s) du Cinema. But Kite does it better! His video poem/essay reminds me why I love Welles so much in the first place.

Thanks to D. Cairns for the link.