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Old 01-29-2011, 09:06 AM
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Richard Samuels Appreciation (M&OW) #22 ~ With his ambition and charm, Richard will get what he wants!

Welcome to the "Me and Orson Welles" Thread #20


"Me and Orson Welles" SynopsisIMDb
Set in 1937, the story centers on a high school student (Efron) who, while strolling the streets of New York, happens upon the yet-to-open Mercury Theatre and is noticed by its mercurial founder, Orson Welles. The man lands a bit part in "Julius Caesar," the production that catapulted Welles to the top, and spends the next week learning about life and love.

Production Notes (Courtesy of Cinema is Dope)

Alternative (longer) summaries of the novel can be found here.
Another synopsis can be found on the movie page of the Isle of Man Film website here.


Cast & Characters credits on IMDb
Zac Efron..................................Richard Samuels
Christian McKay............................Orson Welles
Claire Danes...............................Sonja Jones
Ben Chaplin................................George Coulouris
Kelly Reilly...............................Muriel Brassler
Eddie Marsan...............................John Houseman
Leo Bill...................................Norman Lloyd
James Tupper...............................Joseph Cotten
Zoe Kazan..................................Gretta Alder

Directed by................................Richard Linklater
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Images[LIST][*]This picture of Orson Welles and Arthur Anderson (the real life apprentice who Richard Samuels is based on) in 1937 inspired Robert Kaplow to write the book:


[*]Various pictures from the filming of the movie can be found in this post[*]First official movie and BTS stills courtesy of Twitch via First Showing (20 Aug 2008), Cinema is Dope (5 Sep 2008)








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Previous Threads
#1: Because Zac fascinates us in 1937 and 2008
#2: b/c the hairdresser already yelled "CUT!"
#3: b/c we'd let Zac fill our quadruple space anytime
#4: b/c we are waiting for Richard in his bathrobe
#5: because he will take TIFF by storm
#6: b/c only Richard can make a Wheaties jingle sound great
#7: b/c we're loving all the great reviews we're getting
#8: because we're counting down the days until October
#9 :B/C we don't think it's too much to ask for a U.S. release...channeling!
#10 :#10: Because we love that reviews are putting him in the same class as Leo and Johnny!
#11 ~ "Sometimes you remember a week for the rest of your life."
#12: Because what girl wouldn't want to hear, "You want me to fight for you? Because I will."
#13: because according to Richard, "ten seconds in I knew I had my guy"
#14: "He's a leading man. I think he's a gifted performer ... Never underestimate him."
#15: Because we're on M&OW promo overload & we love it!!
#16: because Because as Richard, "Zac Efron is nothing short of dazzling."
#17: "Me and Orson Welles is a thoroughly charming film, with Zac Efron in terrific form."
#18: "Efron's solid as the center of the film and our way into this story."
#19: Because "that's what this movie is all about. Its a love letter to the theater."
#20: "He turns in an entirely convincing performance with just the right range."
#21:"Efron takes a step here from pinup status to actor"

Future Thread Titles:
Zac:

"He turns in an entirely convincing performance with just the right range"
"Efron, shedding his "HSM" persona, is likable, engaging, and totally relatable"
"Efron takes a more oblique approach, and it pays off handsomely"
"... Efron more than gets by in his role as the sweet, plucky, starstruck newbie."

Film:

"... one of the best movies about the theater I've ever seen."
"'Me and Orson Welles' is a little velvet sack of diamonds."
"One of the sweetest and most heartfelt movies ever made about a life in the theater"
"... a fiction confected about real people, is too good not to be true."
"This is a movie of great spirit and considerable charm."
"Deft, affectionate, and unexpectedly enjoyable."


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Old 01-29-2011, 09:12 AM
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Thanks Gigi for the new thread

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Thanks for the new thread!

I just saw this a few days ago.
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Thanks for opening Gigi
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Old 01-29-2011, 03:40 PM
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Gigi Thanks for the new thread.
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Old 01-29-2011, 10:20 PM
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Oh thank Goodness this got opened; I was about to open it and then went down for its 5 hour or however long it was downtime last night

Thanks Gigi!

My roommates little sisters who are staying here at the moment put this on to watch today, I was at the mall and came back and it was on and I was kinda annoyed because I wanted to watch but I hate coming in half way in movies even when I've seen them before.
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NP girls!

I only get annoyed if I want to watch the film
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You should have watched it alone later then
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Zac's has the Character richard made me laugh though this movie.
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Old 02-03-2011, 05:34 PM
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I love this ani
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Old 02-03-2011, 06:28 PM
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Me too cathy that is a great ani.
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Old 02-03-2011, 06:33 PM
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He looks so carefree



This is an amazing shot.
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So Handsome.
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He's so adorable walking down that street.
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I've always struggled to throw food in the air and catch it in my mouth. He's very multitalented
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