Listen: Wells, Orson Welles, Mark Cousins discussed on Truth & Movies: A Little White Lies Podcast
"So in the eyes of Orson Welles critic, documentary filmmaker and cinematic space. Cadets, Mark cousins dives into the collections of paintings sketches in various artworks created by the great director and actor searching for ways in which the works might reveal new meanings in Austin. Wells, films the film is delivered as a series of letters to wells written and rated by cousins in his inimitable manner. So you're drawing and painting life had begun. It continued for sixty years. You drew everywhere. You went there at least a thousand of your artworks where they now. Many are in Michigan Jin Arbor which was named after its trees. Here and the university of Michigan's kind of they have your relics. So that was a clip from the eyes of awesome wells at she, we set up cousins is I for those who may not not know who he is? He's a former critic, turned documentary, filmmaker pops up every every few years or so with one of his very personal intimate looks at some things usually like a not so much an especially visual, but more of a kind of personal mode of filmmaking collected through like the last one he did, I think was story of children in film, and he's probably most famous for the story foam which is like fifteen our force area full series epic and very, very good actually, and this one? Yeah, more of a personal love letter to awesome wells. He's, he's such a RAB really infant filmmaking criticism. I ribbon describing just in that blurbs a space cadet. He really does just throw himself into the work. Examination makes these leaps of critical magin nation makes connections between disparate imagery. You mentioned the story children film that film uses home video footage of his kids when no one else was in the room as this jumping off point for feature, length exploration of childhood and cinema, and this one, he uses this cache of sketches and art work by Orson Welles and tries to make connections between a doodle and citizen Kane, and very much puts himself at the center of his own. And sometimes that can be a bit frustrating, I think is often bordering on the two personal at times. And this film opens with, I think cringe-worthy monologue about is in New York and cousins is voice overs discussing things like just the state of the modern world.."