Orson Welles – His Last Interview (1985)

Welles

“I had a lot of options open. Everybody does. Anybody who has enough sense to make a movie can make a lot of other things, and I should have left right away because I saw right at the beginning that, like Vegas, the odds are against the player, and are by the nature of moviemaking. What’s wrong with Hollywood is that it’s just another marketplace, and the marketplace is always the enemy of the artist.” … “I’d rather be remembered as a good guy than a difficult genius.” -Orson Welles

This interview, from Entertainment Tonight I believe, really speaks to me.  He has so much clarity about himself, his mistakes, and his regrets.  It’s both inspiring and cautionary.

Full Welles Interview

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I have been living in Paris, France since 1996. I was born to Sikh parents who immigrated to the USA. I grew up outside of Kansas City, and at 18 went to Washington DC with the intention of becoming a diplomat. Five years later, I arrived in Paris and found my life purpose: to make films that bring hope, insight, and inspiration to the world. My debut feature film Callback premieres in September 2010 in New York. For more details on where you can see my films, look for me at http://www.facebook.com/#!/kartik.singh
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