With Orson Welles there is a tendency for exaggeration when commenting on his works, although it is true that his bombastic style lends itself to it. Many of his works are extended to extreme points, not without some merit but perhaps sometimes giving excessive credit. That is why some of his works, perhaps more effective and less bombastic, are overlooked when reviewing his great works.
It’s little that happenin’stranger‘, one of his most peculiar films, despite the fact that it seems otherwise. Welles made the film when he was still out of favor in Hollywood, although there were voices that his lofty authoritarian vision prevented him from making something that could connect with the masses (his commercial successes were not increasing). With this film he not only tried to replicate them, he succeeded in making it An adult thriller which is one of the few box office hits,
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The film, recently available to watch on Amazon Prime Video (can also be viewed on FlixOlé or Filmin), shows us searching for One of the most notable Nazi war criminals, One of the masterminds in the death camps whose only clue is his fascination with watches. An agent of the United Nations War Crimes Commission hunts him down by releasing one of his former comrades, hoping to track him down.
The film has a completely uncomplicated look, a noir with intrigue and psychological drama that Welles’ typical visual flourishes without A story told with clarity and suspense to entertain the audience, something that has been considered a concession by the author, causing it to be viewed less favorably than his other works, but it actually encapsulates one of the director’s great skills.
Wells is in every way a genius, an artist of great mind and ambition. He could at times come across as technically eloquent, especially in his more experimental phase of post-Hollywood. but it is a writer who never stops speaking face to face with an audienceTreating you intelligently by exploring human psychology while captivating you with storytelling.
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‘The Stranger’ clearly meets that quality. Without being a technical prodigy, it is clearly shot and elegantly stated, Always keeping a steady hand so the audience’s interest never wanes In complex plot or complex characters. Without over-complicating it, it manages to do a better job than the two works that preceded it, which were also mistreated in editing by the studio:’fourth commandment‘ and one ‘Istanbul’ in which he served as director, although he was not credited.
Its collections tripled its one million dollar budget, making it one of the few films with clear profitability. Perhaps the combination of that and her visual control put her down the aisle in the special hall of fame, but she is not without her accomplishments. From his incredible (and pioneering, at least within a Hollywood film) documentary footage of the Holocaust to handling the codes of noir, we’re the first A remarkable film that must be saved,