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The AFI Lifetime Achievement Awards: Orson Welles
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1hr 15min
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1975
Synopsis: The American Film Institute Life Achievement Awards: Orson Welles gathers close to a dozen stars, including Charlton Heston, Frank Sinatra, Johnny Carson, Ingrid Bergman, Robert Wagner, Natalie Wood, Janet Leigh, Joseph Cotten and Dennis Weaver, plus some other luminaries in the audience, to give the AFI's most coveted award to the maverick director. The awards dinner, the third in AFI's continuing series, features clips from the breakfast sequence of Citizen Kane, the shoebox sequence from Touch ... Full Synopsis
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There's a curiously awkward feel to The American Film Institute Life Achievement Awards: Orson Welles that undoubtedly comes from what it represents: Hollywood's attempted reconciliation with, and belated appreciation of, the maverick writer, director, actor, and producer. It's something Welles was definitely aware of; his quoting Samuel Johnston's Contrarieties ("There are some goods so opposed...") ... Read Review
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