okay, this is really gettin' to me now! this morning i saw most of "it's all true" and Orson said that "magnificent ambersons" had ruined him. he also said that "it's all true" had ruined him. there's a book that says that both were cursed. also, that he would not watch "it's all true" in 1985, book "citizen welles" states at the bottom of page 349, because he thought it had ruined him also.
the only thing that Orson Welles was cursed by were people.
people making promises to do one thing while he was doing another. throwing away notes that he said to do on one film while working elsewhere. and if it were his patriotic duty to do "it's all true", why did they not let him finish the damn thing. if it's patriotic, then it shouldn't have anything to do with the studio that he worked for. and mr. rockefeller, please, get real. it was something he did because he wanted to get mr. welles out of the way of somethinig that he was catching on to. i don't know. just a guess there.
mr. Welles says the mark of the voodoo was through the scrcipt, or a script, while trying to explain to the lead voodoo doctor that it could not be performed, and left the room to answer the phone, and came back to find the needle and red wool.
then i saw, while still watching "it's all true", that there was no script. a brazillian talking about mr. Welles and the movie said that there was no script. that mr. Welles had ideas.
i'm telling you, that nothing was cursed because of witchcraft; voodooism; not even a run of bad luck. it was the damn people he worked with and for.
JEALOUSY is all it was.
Mr. Orson Welles had the following:
5. a way to get away with things
the only thing he did not have out of all of the things that everyone else did have was the money. Orson Welles didn't want the damn money. he wanted the authority. the final. the cutting. the decision. he didn't have either even when he did pay for the damn movie himself.
so if you are, quit thinking that Orson Welles's movies were cursed the way you think they were. the way they were cursed was by the people.