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Aro Recommended Othello


Italy 1952, 93 minutes, black and white
Dir. Orson Welles
Rating: [G]
Genres: Classics, Drama / Shakespeare


Aroview: Dir. Welles filmed Shakespeare's great tragedy over four years in Europe and North Africa, and despite some patchy moments, turned in probably the most cinematic version yet.

Welles plays the Moor who is deceived by his lieutenant into murdering his wife, but his greatest role here is behind the camera, producing a visually striking near-masterpiece.

Cannes - Palm D’Or
NZ International Film Festival 1993

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DVD Features

- Audio commentary featuring filmmaker and friend of Orson Welles Peter Bogdanovich and Film Scholar Myron Meisel.
- "Filming Othello" 1979 Documentary.
- "Return to Glennascaul" a short film made by Micheál MacLiammóir and Hilton Edwards during a hiatus from shooting Othello.
- Interview with Welles Biographer Simon Callow
- Interview with Film Scholar Joseph McBride
- Interview with Author Ayanna Thompson
- "Souvenirs d'Othello" a 1995 Documentary about actor Suzanne Cloutier.

  • aspect ratio: 4:3 (original academy)

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