Fascinating stuff. Nearly 10 years after the death of Orson Welles, Oja Kodar, the director's companion through the last 20 years of his life, finally opened her vaults -- OK, the storage shed -- and made available nearly two tons of film canisters containing fragments and brief shorts from the final phase of Welles' career. Kodar and documentary filmmaker Vassili Slovic culled over an hour's worth of footage from various projects to prove a point: That contrary to popular opinion, the twilight of Welles' career wasn't one long slide into hack-dom.
Rather, he remained a vital and innovative filmmaker until his death. Among the evidence: A truly trippy trailer for F...