The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
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It would never have been one of [Welles'] major works, but the swiftness and urgency with which the tale is told, and the potent composition of even the most simple scenes, reveal the touch of the master.
Welles had intended to narrate the section himself, but the writers and directors of this documentary have wisely opted not to second-guess Welles, simply presenting the material as it stands and adding music and sound effects.
What little there was (some Rio carnival footage, scenes from the fishing story Four Men on a Raft) looked stunning. In this documentary, happily, there's much more to show.
This documentary is a long, seductive footnote to a cinema legend.
The late Welles obviously had nothing to do with this new project. But you can feel his ambitious, quixotic intentions lurking in there somewhere.
A short, rather unsatisfying film about Welles's misadventures in Latin America at the start of World War II.
It is still a remarkable portrait of the fisherman's life, with its craft and dedication, and of people whose ravaged, hopeful faces speak to us across the years.
Visually spectacular documentary, one of Welles' sympathetic looks at countries around the world, their life and culture.
It's an amazing film for how it shows the Hollywood studio system couldn't tolerate creative artists.
Even in its redundancy, it is nevertheless fascinating.
Is this really a 'lost masterpiece'? I doubt it, but it's still and important missing piece of Welles' filmography.
If only a documentary like this one existed for every unfinished Welles film.
Interesting look at a little known Orson Welles project involving the capturing of footage of life in South America. Probably works a little better if they just released the footage and scrapped the documentary portion.
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