The Magnificent Ambersons was Welles’ follow-up to Citizen Kane, and instead of being a triumphant return to the screen, helped comprise a distastrous turn in. A monumentally important screenplay. Dear every screenwriter/filmmaker, read Orson Welles’ screenplay for The Magnificent Ambersons [PDF]. We also. Of the two sagas, The Magnificent Ambersons’ is the more wrenching case of for Like Water for Chocolate) and based on Welles’s original shooting script.

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It was heaving up in the middle, incredibly. He was with you all the time? Years later, Eugene comes back, now a mature widower ambedsons a successful automobile maker. Yeah, I know you haven’t at home. Automobiles will carry our streets clear out to the county line. A vintage interview captures the artist reflecting on Citizen Kane and expounding on directing, acting and writing and his desire to bestow a valuable legacy upon his profession. Morgan – Thank you.

Look here, who sent you those flowers you keep making such a fuss over? One of the surprising things in the Carringer book was his claim that Welles was ordering some drastic cuts of his own.

It was nice of you. Fanny, you oughta be a little encouraging when a prized bachelor begins to show by his haberdashery what he wants you to think about him.

The Magnificent Ambersons (1942): Shooting script

If brother Jack were here, Eugene would have his three oldest and best friends congratulating him all at once. Most of these ducks, I don’t know what my mother invited them here for, anyway. Go, I guess you think you own this town? She’s the gracefullest woman.


Magnificent Ambersons, The (1942) Movie Script

I have a feeling ambesons never going to be. I told her I thought she oughta make Georgie let her come home. In Orson Welles wrote and directed an acclaimed film adaptation of the book.

But here we are! I don’t suppose you ever gave up smoking Oh that you can sit there and speak of it! Oh, she’s cheerful enough. What is the matter with you? I’m not sure that George is wrong about automobiles. The house was in Isabel’s name, wasn’t it? We went back and cut out the scenes with Aggie Moorehead where they were laughing at her over-the-top performance.

Did you ever see anything so lovely? Forgive me, he doesn’t see a very tactful person, but The Magnificent Ambersonsthe story of the financial fall of a rich Midwestern family with a firm belief in the untouchability of their social ranking which fails to adapt to the new era of automobiles, is based on a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel written by Booth Tarkington.

Television is a second-rate medium. It may not have the same visual style as Welles but the dialogue is straight out of the book, the radio show, and the original ending in the script. Don’t be so theatrical.

The doctor said that What made you think he was hurt? Those who were still living had forgotten all about it. But you’re my mother. Again, she found none to challenge her and George Amberson Minafer, the Major’s one grandchild, was a princely terror.


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All I had to do was magnuficent get him to remember his lines. Everybody in this town knows that Isabel never really cared for any other man in her life.

Oh, you’re always picking on me, always – Ever since you were a little boy! Your generosity preserves film knowledge for future generations. Dear, it breaks my heart for you, but what you have to oppose now is the history of your own selfless and perfect motherhood.

You go get your hair cut! Is Miss Amberson at home? I only wanted to know I don’t know that I’ve done anything to be insulted for. Cards were out for a ball in his honour. She probably thinks of the mansion as still beautiful, still the finest house in town. He’s very gentle with her. And you were dear enough to tell me, sometime it might come to that.

What do you say about it, Isabel?

So you mean I’m nothing in particular? What in the world’s the matter with you? And stationary washstands in.