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The Magnificent Ambersons
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The Magnificent Ambersons 1942

From Amazon: Citizen Kane is considered by many to be Orson Welles's masterpiece, but more than a few prominent critics have argued that his second film, 1942's The Magnificent Ambersons, is an even greater artistic achievement. It's certainly the source of the most painful injustice of Welles's brief career in Hollywood, having been seized from the director's control, drastically cut from over two hours to merely 88 minutes, and reshot with a different, upbeat ending that Welles vehemently disapproved of. Adapted by Welles from the novel by Booth Tarkington, it remains a truncated masterpiece, as impressive for what remains as for the...

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The Magnificent Ambersons Movie Review by Jessica Film Junkie (5/7/2007)

This is a deeply flawed but lovely film by Orson Welles about a 19th century upper class family that loses everything.

The film is far too short at 88 minutes and this is due to the fact that RKO edited out 40 minutes of Welles' vision without his permission to try and appease audiences and stay closer to the novel on...

(complete The Magnificent Ambersons review by Jessica Film Junkie)

The Magnificent Ambersons Movie Review by Movie Addict (5/6/2007)

This could have been a film that ranked right below Citizen Kane; or maybe, even above it. It is an outstanding period piece of life at the turn of the century.

The Ambersons represent society that existed before the industrial age and those who hung on to face ruin, and those who joined the revolution brought about by...

(complete The Magnificent Ambersons review by Movie Addict)

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