Archives for Simon Callow

Chimes at Midnight (1965)

Chimes at Midnight (1965) Directed by Orson Welles Starring Orson Welles, Keith Baxter, John Gielgud, Jeanne Moreau and Margaret Rutherford reviewed by John Murphy Has there ever been a more felicitous pairing of part and performer than Falstaff and Orson Welles? With his rotund body and orotund voice, Welles knew he was born to play “this huge hill of flesh,” “Sir John” Falstaff, Shakespeare’s iconic sack-swilling scamp and scallywag. After decades of neglect and shoddy prints, we are blessed to have a new Criterion Collection release of Welles’s masterpiece, Chimes at Midnight, restored to its full lavish glory by Janus
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