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Orson Welles drunk

Postby Handsome B. Wonderful » Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:21 pm

No disrespect to Mr. Welles, but I found this to be too funny.



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Re: Orson Welles drunk

Postby Grizzly » Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:41 pm

I don't know why Orson Wells always reminds me of Hitchcock ...

Saboteur (1942)
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Barry Kane: Why is it that you sneer every time you refer to this country? You've done pretty well here. I don't get it.


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Re: Orson Welles drunk

Postby Cordelia » Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:50 am

The commercial is a hoot; he reminded me of a cross between Anthony Hopkins and Raul Julia. (Loved the ....Rosebud......... touch at the end.)

He was an actor--maybe he'd gotten bored w/doing commercials and was just acting drunk.

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Re: Orson Welles drunk

Postby Elvis » Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:50 pm


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V14PfDDwxlE


ORSON WELLES [Reading copy]: "We know a remote farm in Lincolnshire where Mrs. Buckley lives. Every July, peas grow there." Do you really mean that?

COMMERCIAL PRODUCER: Uh, yeah.

WELLES: Don't you think you really want to say "July" over the pictures of snow? Isn't that the fun of it?

PRODUCER: Try "in July."

WELLES: I don't understand you.

PRODUCER: And can you emphasize a bit the "in"--in July?

WELLES: Why? That doesn't make any sense. Sorry. There's no known way of saying an English sentence in which you begin a sentence with "in" and emphasize it. Get me a jury and show me how you can say "in July" and I'll go down on you. That's just idiotic, if you'll forgive me for saying so. It's just stupid. "In July"! Impossible. Meaningless.

WELLES [Reading copy]: "We know a certain fjord in Norway near where the cod gather in great shoals. There, Yonster, Stenglin ..." Shit.

PRODUCER: A fraction more on that shoals thing, 'cause you rolled it around very nicely.

WELLES: Yeah, roll it around. And I have no more time. You don't know what I'm up against. This is a very wearying one; it's unpleasant to read. Unrewarding. "Because Finders freeze the cod at sea and then add a crumb-crisp co-- crumb-crisp coating." Ah. That's tough. "Crumb-crisp coating"-- No. You need to break it up. It's not written conversationally.

PRODUCER: Take "crumb" out.

WELLES: What?

PRODUCER: Take "crumb" out.

WELLES: Take "crumb" out. Good ...

WELLES: Here, under protest, is "beef burgers." "We know a little place in the American Far West where Charlie Briggs chops up the finest prairie-fed beef and tastes ..." This is a lot of shit, you know that? You want one more? More beef?

PRODUCER: You missed the first "beef," actually.

WELLES: What do you mean, missed it?

PRODUCER: You were emphasizing "prairie-fed."

WELLES: But you can't emphasize "beef." That's like you wanting me to emphasize "in" before "July." Come on, fellas, you're losing your heads. I wouldn't direct any living actor like this in Shakespeare, the way you do this. It's impossible.

PRODUCER: Orson, you did six of these last year, and they were far and away the best, and I know the reason.

WELLES: The right reading for this is the one I'm giving it. I've spent twenty times longer reading for you people than for any other commercial I've ever made. You are such pests. What is it you want? In the depths of your ignorance, what is it you want?

PRODUCER: That was absolutely fine. It really was.

WELLES: You know, you're, you-- No amount of money is worth this. [Welles leaves.]


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Re: Orson Welles drunk

Postby Handsome B. Wonderful » Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:29 pm

Elvis » Sat Feb 16, 2019 5:50 pm wrote:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V14PfDDwxlE


ORSON WELLES [Reading copy]: "We know a remote farm in Lincolnshire where Mrs. Buckley lives. Every July, peas grow there." Do you really mean that?

COMMERCIAL PRODUCER: Uh, yeah.

WELLES: Don't you think you really want to say "July" over the pictures of snow? Isn't that the fun of it?

PRODUCER: Try "in July."

WELLES: I don't understand you.

PRODUCER: And can you emphasize a bit the "in"--in July?

WELLES: Why? That doesn't make any sense. Sorry. There's no known way of saying an English sentence in which you begin a sentence with "in" and emphasize it. Get me a jury and show me how you can say "in July" and I'll go down on you. That's just idiotic, if you'll forgive me for saying so. It's just stupid. "In July"! Impossible. Meaningless.

WELLES [Reading copy]: "We know a certain fjord in Norway near where the cod gather in great shoals. There, Yonster, Stenglin ..." Shit.

PRODUCER: A fraction more on that shoals thing, 'cause you rolled it around very nicely.

WELLES: Yeah, roll it around. And I have no more time. You don't know what I'm up against. This is a very wearying one; it's unpleasant to read. Unrewarding. "Because Finders freeze the cod at sea and then add a crumb-crisp co-- crumb-crisp coating." Ah. That's tough. "Crumb-crisp coating"-- No. You need to break it up. It's not written conversationally.

PRODUCER: Take "crumb" out.

WELLES: What?

PRODUCER: Take "crumb" out.

WELLES: Take "crumb" out. Good ...

WELLES: Here, under protest, is "beef burgers." "We know a little place in the American Far West where Charlie Briggs chops up the finest prairie-fed beef and tastes ..." This is a lot of shit, you know that? You want one more? More beef?

PRODUCER: You missed the first "beef," actually.

WELLES: What do you mean, missed it?

PRODUCER: You were emphasizing "prairie-fed."

WELLES: But you can't emphasize "beef." That's like you wanting me to emphasize "in" before "July." Come on, fellas, you're losing your heads. I wouldn't direct any living actor like this in Shakespeare, the way you do this. It's impossible.

PRODUCER: Orson, you did six of these last year, and they were far and away the best, and I know the reason.

WELLES: The right reading for this is the one I'm giving it. I've spent twenty times longer reading for you people than for any other commercial I've ever made. You are such pests. What is it you want? In the depths of your ignorance, what is it you want?

PRODUCER: That was absolutely fine. It really was.

WELLES: You know, you're, you-- No amount of money is worth this. [Welles leaves.]


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Hilariously the inspiration for this John Candy bit.

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Re: Orson Welles drunk

Postby Grizzly » Sun Feb 17, 2019 12:45 am

This was very touching ... indeed, classy as Deano, says...



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Re: Orson Welles drunk

Postby Cordelia » Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:01 am

Elvis » Sat Feb 16, 2019 3:50 pm wrote:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V14PfDDwxlE


ORSON WELLES [Reading copy]: "We know a remote farm in Lincolnshire where Mrs. Buckley lives. Every July, peas grow there." Do you really mean that?

COMMERCIAL PRODUCER: Uh, yeah.

WELLES: Don't you think you really want to say "July" over the pictures of snow? Isn't that the fun of it?

PRODUCER: Try "in July."

WELLES: I don't understand you.

PRODUCER: And can you emphasize a bit the "in"--in July?

WELLES: Why? That doesn't make any sense. Sorry. There's no known way of saying an English sentence in which you begin a sentence with "in" and emphasize it. Get me a jury and show me how you can say "in July" and I'll go down on you. That's just idiotic, if you'll forgive me for saying so. It's just stupid. "In July"! Impossible. Meaningless.

WELLES [Reading copy]: "We know a certain fjord in Norway near where the cod gather in great shoals. There, Yonster, Stenglin ..." Shit.

PRODUCER: A fraction more on that shoals thing, 'cause you rolled it around very nicely.

WELLES: Yeah, roll it around. And I have no more time. You don't know what I'm up against. This is a very wearying one; it's unpleasant to read. Unrewarding. "Because Finders freeze the cod at sea and then add a crumb-crisp co-- crumb-crisp coating." Ah. That's tough. "Crumb-crisp coating"-- No. You need to break it up. It's not written conversationally.

PRODUCER: Take "crumb" out.

WELLES: What?

PRODUCER: Take "crumb" out.

WELLES: Take "crumb" out. Good ...

WELLES: Here, under protest, is "beef burgers." "We know a little place in the American Far West where Charlie Briggs chops up the finest prairie-fed beef and tastes ..." This is a lot of shit, you know that? You want one more? More beef?

PRODUCER: You missed the first "beef," actually.

WELLES: What do you mean, missed it?

PRODUCER: You were emphasizing "prairie-fed."

WELLES: But you can't emphasize "beef." That's like you wanting me to emphasize "in" before "July." Come on, fellas, you're losing your heads. I wouldn't direct any living actor like this in Shakespeare, the way you do this. It's impossible.

PRODUCER: Orson, you did six of these last year, and they were far and away the best, and I know the reason.

WELLES: The right reading for this is the one I'm giving it. I've spent twenty times longer reading for you people than for any other commercial I've ever made. You are such pests. What is it you want? In the depths of your ignorance, what is it you want?

PRODUCER: That was absolutely fine. It really was.

WELLES: You know, you're, you-- No amount of money is worth this. [Welles leaves.]


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^^^That's terrific (and how I imagine JackR responding should he ever be engaged in a script dispute while shooting a commercial for frozen peas.)

It looks like sampling the G & G whiskey also got out of hand--but was badly dubbed--in compilation:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpHfVjOeCc

Jaysus but he was a handsome man!


(King of Denmark cigar manufacturers or Blackglama furrier's 'What Becomes a Legend Most' ad campaign should have enticed him to be their male celebrity--he could have been a great ham & a lot of fun to watch.)

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Re: Orson Welles drunk

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