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Lost Orson Welles Film Found in Italy

Posted August 8, 2013 03:34 PM by Webmaster

A long-lost silent film directed by Orson Welles in 1938 has turned up in a warehouse in Italy. A 35mm nitrate work print for Too Much Johnson, starring Joseph Cotton and Orson Welles, was discovered earlier this year by the staff of Cinemazero in Pordenone, an arthouse cinema in north-east Italy.

At the moment, no one seems to know exactly when the 35mm nitrate work print arrived in Italy. What is known is that it appeared in a box which was given to a local film society.

Giuliana Puppin, a Cineteca del Friuli spokesperson said: "We don't know where the box came from. There were no documents with it. We don't know the road it took."

According to different publications, until the recent discovery it was assumed that the only copy of Too Much Johnson was lost in the fire that destroyed Welles' home near Madrid in 1970.

The George Eastman House museum of film and photography in Rochester, New York, has already fully restored Too Much Johnson. The restoration will be screened at the George Eastman House on October 16.

"This is by far the most important film restoration by George Eastman House in a very long time. Holding in one's hands the very same print that had been personally edited by Orson Welles 75 years ago provokes an emotion that's just impossible to describe", said Paolo Cherchi Usai, senior curator of film, who supervised the project for the George Eastman House.




Source: Independent | Permalink | Italy United States [Country settings]

News comments (24 comments)



slm
  Aug 08, 2013
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Amazing! I love hearing about great finds like this! Just think what else may be hiding in basements, attics, old warehouses etc!
TheCHUDWhisperer
  Aug 08, 2013
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And you won't even have to change the name for the porno parody.

snipemonkey
  Aug 08, 2013
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This is pretty cool, but I gotta ask: Is there really any such thing as too much johnson? I think not...

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BHolst
  Aug 08, 2013
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This is incredibly cool!!

Hope Criterion/MoC (or any other distributor that is known for taking great care when producing BR's) gets the distribution rights for this!
insomniac013
  Aug 08, 2013
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What an unfortunate title haha

HuggyBear73
  Aug 08, 2013
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Now if someone could find Lon Chaney's London After Midnght, that will make my whole year.

dannalexcon
  Aug 08, 2013
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Very cool news, one thought though..a silent film from 1938??
Mr.Romo
  Aug 08, 2013
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Still waiting for a copy of F.W. Murnau's 4 Devils to pop up.
lokipei
  Aug 08, 2013
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Now we just need someone to find the full version of the Magnifcient Ambersons

ShellOilJunior
  Aug 08, 2013
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Nice! It would be great if it was included in a release of Magnificent Ambersons on blu.

Atreyu
  Aug 08, 2013
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I would also love to see the entire version of Greed.

CandyStalker
  Aug 08, 2013
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Someone already did the porn gag? Damn. I got nothing. Hey, isn't that the guy from "The Muppet Movie"?

14728
  Aug 08, 2013
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Wow!!! Maybe this will eventually get a BD release! I agree with Atreyu that I would love to see Greed in it's entirety, and if they still can't find it, I would be cool to see the TCM version on BD.

CinemaBlu
  Aug 08, 2013
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This is incredible! I can't wait to see it!!!

Nathan Arizona
  Aug 08, 2013
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Awesome sauce! Now if only Bogdanovich could finally release Welles' The Other Side of the Wind.

Dylstar
  Aug 08, 2013
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Ubėrcool

pEgLeG
  Aug 09, 2013
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Great news!

mrrant_33
  Aug 09, 2013
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Any chance the press release for the Complete Friday the 13th Collection is sitting in that warehouse also? Where the hell is that thing already?

Bucky
  Aug 09, 2013
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So much film history has been lost over the years that is great when some that is thought lost ends up being recovered.

Arkadin
  Aug 09, 2013
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cool news for sure, but I wish they had found the original complete Lady From Shanghai instead.

baheidstu
  Aug 09, 2013
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I'm still waiting for The Day the Clown Cried.

Spoodbuoy
  Aug 09, 2013
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That's what she said

Mr. Joshua
  Aug 09, 2013
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If I had found it I'd be retired at age 42 right now!
Rik1138
  Aug 09, 2013
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dannalexcon- (about it being silent) Check out the full article link at the bottom. The film was made to be shown as part of a live Broadway play that never happened. I assume that's why it was filmed silent.


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