Fade to Black (2006)
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Critic Reviews for Fade to Black
For all its flaws, it's a movie-lover's movie, and clear evidence that Parker should push himself a bit more often.
All credit to writer-director Oliver Parker for trying to broaden his CV, but Danny Huston is a terrible bore as Welles, Paz Vega continues to be incomprehensible in English, and the murky mystery plot limps along unrewardingly.
On paper this must have looked a neat idea: a wildly fictionalised account of a skid-row Orson Welles, up to his neck in political skulduggery while shooting a third-rate picture in post-war Italy.
A retro pastiche that, like The Good German before it, will be of limited interest to all but the most ardent film buff.
Like Black Magic itself, alas, this is destined to be a forgotten curio of limited appeal.
Audience Reviews for Fade to Black
I got confused with this one. Is this really a thriller/suspense, or it is just another mafia movie with Cristopher Walken? Hmm...well...if this was a thriller/suspense, it was really slow-paced and quickly lost my attention.
I appreciated the dark humor in this noir thriller, but the story seemed somewhat convoluted. I have no idea why Spanish actors were cast to play Italians.
Fade to Black Quotes
|Orson Welles:||If you are looking for facts, pick up a history book. Just be sure to check who wrote it.|
|Orson Welles:||When I first went to Hollywood, I had a legion of yahoos, all plotting my down fall. It was a waste of time,of course. I was perfectly capable of destrying myself.|
|Orson Welles:||Come now, Tomaso, I think you need to work on your self esteem a little.|
|Tommaso:||Maybe you could just lend me some.|
|Orson Welles:||She's magnificent!|
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