Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes Pic!
I got to see Orson Welles’ Chimes At Midnight, his take on a backstory for Shakespeare’s Falstaff by condensing Henry IV (parts 1 and 2), Henry V, Richard II and Merry Wives of Windsor into one story, at Butt-Numb-A-Thon last year, a rare 35mm presentation of one of Welles’ more hard-to-see films. I’m not sure having it run about 2/3rds of the way through a 24 hour film fest was the best way to see it, but there’s no denying that Orson Welles was a powerhouse of personality in every single thing he did.
His Falstaff is so full of boisterous energy that it’s impossible not to like him in this movie.
Welles was a legend and there’s no better proof of his theatrical iconography than the below picture taken on the set of Chimes at Midnight. This is one of those images that I wish I had in a giant file size so I could blow it up to 24X36, frame it and put it up on the wall.
Thanks to again to reader “Delta” for sending this one along. Photo credit goes to Nicolas Tikhomiroff!
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Tomorrow’s behind the scenes pic is screaming. A good deal of dramatic situations begin with screaming.