Me and Orson Welles

Synopsis: In November 1937, high school student and aspiring thespian Richard Samuels takes a day trip into New York City. There, he meets and begins a casual friendship with Gretta Adler, their friendship based on a shared love and goal of a profession in the creative arts. But also on this trip, Richard stumbles across the Mercury Theatre and meets Orson Welles, who, based on an impromptu audition, offers Richard an acting job as Lucius in his modern retelling of Julius Caesar, which includes such stalwart Mercury Theatre players as Joseph Cotten and George Coulouris. Despite others with official roles as producer John Houseman, this production belongs to Welles, the unofficial/official dictator. In other words, whatever Welles wants, the cast and crew better deliver. These requests include everything, even those of a sexual nature. Welles does not believe in conventions and will do whatever he wants, which includes not having a fixed opening date, although the unofficial opening date is in on
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director(s): Richard Linklater
Production: Freestyle Releasing
  Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 5 wins & 26 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
114 min

have you tasted corn flakes?

because the best of taste

they are crisp ...

You are employed.

Sam, turn it so!

Then there are the steaks to Mr Welles!

- I am also starving.

Try to keep them warm.

Vakhtangov, my pineapple juice.

There are sample clock 18:30.

The kid will play Lucius.

The second nitwit is fired.

We must set a release date.

- Thursday, I've said.

Take Tallulah have premiered on Wednesday

with its expensive "Antony and Cleopatra."

And then we premiere on Thursday.

A thin, tough Caesar.

Sonja, auxiliary jack. Teach it to me

is back, junior, or you smoke out.

My name is Sonja. It spelled with J

but pronounced like a Y. Sonja Jones.

have you met Miss Jones?

- The people have sung to me before.

Mercury. Yes, it's me.

Mr Ingram, Orson is just run.

He took an ambulance

to go faster.

According to Orson is no law on you

must be sick to ride in an ambulance.

But it is his word

which probably means -

that it is not entirely true

but it should be.

We premiered this week

but let's talk next week.

Wonderful. You're welcome. Goodbye.

Take it, Richard.

We must all fit your phone.


One moment, Mr

The Brooks Atkinson.

Mr A, it is Sonja.

I've got roses.

They are incredibly beautiful.

I've never seen

the color yellow before.

I'm sorry, we continue to

change the date, but Thursday is safe.

We change it at least not

within the next hour.

True. Yes, contemporary dress.

They march around -

in fascist military uniforms.

Orson have really surpassed themselves.

Fine, and once again

many thanks for the roses.

Atkinson has sent you flowers?

- I made him a little service.

Let us fresh makeup up until

phone chimeric ... Go ahead, Gielgud.

With my fine education

I make this.

If my father knew it,

they sent me home to Ohio.

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Robert Kaplow

Robert Kaplow (born c. 1954) is an American novelist and teacher whose coming-of-age novel was made into a film titled Me and Orson Welles. The story is about "youthful creative ambition" and has received positive reviews from The New York Times which described it as "nimble, likable and smart." Kaplow has written nine books and used to teach English language and film studies at Summit High School in New Jersey. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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