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This commentary is only available on the Criterion Collection DVD.
Commentaries on this disc:
Film scholars Jonathan Rosenbaum and James Naremore
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Reviewed by The Cubist on April 21st, 2006
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As you would expect from these two film historians, a lot of factoids about Welles and the film itself are given. They also offer excellent analysis of what we’re watching and the film’s themes. Rosenbaum points out that this is one of the hardest films to research because Welles was so unhappy with it that he forgot a lot about it. They touch upon the rift between Welles and the film’s producer and how Arkadin was taken away from him because he took too long editing it. This is a solid, informative track that enhances the viewing experience of the movie.
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