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USA film school 1942 bw 88 min.
Director: Orson Welles
CAV: $99.95 - available
2 discs, catalog # CC1109L

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1 disc, catalog # CC1324L

"This Ambersons should help motivate any film lover to make the laser move." -Jay Cocks, Time

Made right on the heels of Citizen Kane, Orson Welles' complex drama of a Midwestern family in decline is one of the most telling films ever made about American society. Both Criterion releases feature audio commentary by film historian Robert Carringer about the film's complex production history and lost footage.

Criterion's CAV edition also contains:

  • The shooting script of the film
  • Complete storyboards for all scenes, including those cut by the studio for the film's theatrical release, and subsequently lost
  • Silent film and radio treatments of the Ambersons story

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