The Eyes of Orson Welles (2018)




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Granted exclusive access to hundreds of private drawings and paintings by Orson Welles, filmmaker Mark Cousins dives deep into the visual world of this legendary director and actor, to reveal a portrait of the artist as he's never been seen before - through his own eyes, sketched with his own hand, painted with his own brush. Executive produced by Michael Moore, The Eyes of Orson Welles brings vividly to life the passions, politics and power of this brilliant 20th-century showman, and explores how the genius of Welles still resonates today in the age of Trump, more than 30 years after his death.


Critic Reviews for The Eyes of Orson Welles

All Critics (22) | Top Critics (1)

Cousins makes a lively argument for the creative dynamo's abundant hand-drawn work as an integral part of his creative process, even if Welles never advertised himself publicly as a brushes-and-canvas man.

May 9, 2018 | Full Review…

It's a marvellous film that will please those more au fait with Welles' body of work as well as those looking for a unique, accessible introduction.

October 31, 2018 | Full Review…

Charting his life through his illustrations, Cousins deftly demonstrates how his designs were a driving force behind his film-making.

October 30, 2018 | Full Review…

The lovingly excavated and assembled footage is never less than fascinating.

October 19, 2018 | Full Review…

This documentary takes an unusual approach to the life and work of Orson Welles... But fans will love it.

October 1, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Seeing the world through Welles' eyes is a wonderful thing; through Cousins' isn't bad either.

September 6, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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