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Around the World with Orson Welles (DVD) Around the World with Orson Welles (DVD)

Release date: 24 August 2015


Part home-movie, part cinematic essay, each episode of Welles' first television venture takes the viewer on a fascinating journey to see the famous people and places in key cities across Europe.

Release date: 24 August 2015


Part home-movie, part cinematic essay, each episode of Welles' first television venture takes the viewer on a fascinating journey to see the famous people and places in key cities across Europe.

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Orson Welles, a hugely successful polymath who forged a career in film, radio and theatre, was little known for his TV work. In 1955, Associated-Rediffusion commissioned Welles to make his first television production, inviting him to write, direct and host a mini series.

Despite its grand title, the series was filmed entirely in Europe. Part home-movie, part cinematic essay, each episode takes the viewer on a fascinating journey to see the famous people and places in key cities across the continent. In Paris, we are introduced to famous artists such as Jean Cocteau; in Madrid, we attend a bullfight; and in Vienna, in an episode which was long believed lost, we are taken to the locations of The Third Man.

A unique and fascinating entry in the career of one of modern cinema’s most revered figures, Around the World with Orson Welles finally receives its world premiere on DVD.


• All 6 original episodes: Pays Basque I - The Basque Countries (1955, 26mins) | Pays Basque II - La Pelote Basque (1955, 25 mins) | Revisiting Vienna (1955, 27 mins) | St.-Germain-des-Prés (1955, 26 mins) | London - The Queen's Pensioners (1955,26 mins) | Spain - The Bullfight (1955, 27 mins)

Orson Welles, a hugely successful polymath who forged a career in film, radio and theatre, was little known for his TV work. In 1955, Associated-Rediffusion commissioned Welles to make his first television production, inviting him to write, direct and host a mini series.

Despite its grand title, the series was filmed entirely in Europe. Part home-movie, part cinematic essay, each episode takes the viewer on a fascinating journey to see the famous people and places in key cities across the continent. In Paris, we are introduced to famous artists such as Jean Cocteau; in Madrid, we attend a bullfight; and in Vienna, in an episode which was long believed lost, we are taken to the locations of The Third Man.

A unique and fascinating entry in the career of one of modern cinema’s most revered figures, Around the World with Orson Welles finally receives its world premiere on DVD.


• All 6 original episodes: Pays Basque I - The Basque Countries (1955, 26mins) | Pays Basque II - La Pelote Basque (1955, 25 mins) | Revisiting Vienna (1955, 27 mins) | St.-Germain-des-Prés (1955, 26 mins) | London - The Queen's Pensioners (1955,26 mins) | Spain - The Bullfight (1955, 27 mins)

Extras

• The Dominici Affair (Christophe Cognet, 2000, 52 mins): documentary about the incomplete Around the World with Orson Welles ‘ The Tragedy of Lurs’ episode.
•The Levin Interview with Orson Welles (John Phillips, 1967, 27 mins): rare interview of Welles discussing his work and career with Bernard Levin
•Fully illustrated booklet with a new essay by Ben Walters and full film credits

Additional Info

Additional Info

SKU 5035673020531
Catalogue Number BFIV2053
Product contents 2 discs
Year 1955
Format DVD
Publisher(s) BFI
Countries UK
Aspect ratio Various
Colour B&W
Sound Dolby Digital mono 1.0 audio
Language(s) English
Running time 158 mins
DVD region 2
Certificate Exempt

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