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Far too many folks treat Orson Welles’ works as museum pieces rather than inventive films worthy of enjoyment. Of course, he isn’t the only exceptional filmmaker to suffer such a fate. For anyone that finds his Shakespeare adaptations a chore (and they shouldn't), I highly recommend this ...Read more

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