Glenn Anders wrote:Roger: Your observation might be seen by some as an embarrassment to Welles' reputation as an editor because, according to Simon Callow in Hello Americans, upon his return from South America, Welles spent most of his limited time allowed by Koerner on JOURNEY INTO FEAR with that final sequence.
He says that, though Welles was working effectively "with one hand tied behind his back," this sequence "remains the most successful in the film." (p 161)
Store Hadji wrote:Roger, you mentioned that Stefan did a re-edit on Howard hiding from Banat in the hotel room. Can you clarify what he changed?
Welles definitely intended for Howard and Stephanie's relationship to be strained. In the previously-mentioned ending Welles scripted in Rio, Howard and Stephanie are last seen bickering about each other's indiscretions.
Welles himself said he didn't learn how to edit until he got to Europe...He wasn't an accomplished editor in 1942. He didn't have time or the power to do much with JIF
mteal wrote:...it's likely that he didn't do much editing on JOURNEY either.
Store Hadji wrote:It's interesting how Welles' name disappears from the credits of JIF, comparing the EU and later US versions...Probably it was part of the "Showmanship in place of Genius" campaign that saw to the name 'Welles' being deleted and minimized.
Did Higham interview Foster, or is that his own interpretation?
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