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A.k.a.
Chimes at Midnight
Year
1965
Runtime
119 min.
Director
Orson Welles
Genres
Drama, Comedy, War, History
Rating *
7.9
Votes *
6,136
Checks
1,832
Favs
155
Dislikes
12
Favs/checks
8.5% (1:12)
Favs/dislikes
13:1
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  1. Duke of Omnium's avatar

    Duke of Omnium

    By adding a hint of gravitas, Welles gives Falstaff genuine pathos instead of pure buffoonery. 15th Century England is credibly recreated (or at least faked); very impressive for what is evidently a low budget film. Nice to see Gielgud as something other than Arthur's butler. 4 years 2 months ago
  2. essaywhu's avatar

    essaywhu

    This is probably my favorite filmed Shakespeare adaptation and my fourth-favorite Welles film after Citizen Kane, Touch of Evil and The Magnificent Ambersons. The battle sequence was amazing. The dvd available from Mr. Bongo Films was surprisingly good. Here's hoping for an even better restoration and Blu-ray release down the line. 7 years 2 months ago
  3. Dimitris Psachos Springer's avatar

    Dimitris Psachos Springer

    A fucking Welles masterpiece, 1.000.000 superior to all the Citizen Kanes combined.
    This and F for Fake: no. 1 Welles.
    4 years 9 months ago
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