I'm new to this message board - very nice web site. I'm looking for a quote on Orson and was wondering if anyone could kindly oblidge me with the passage or a reference). I think it's a tribute quotation by Jean Cocteau (or maybe someone else, I'm not sure) all I can remember is that it says something to the effect that he admires Orson because not matter what he does, good or bad, he does it as an artist - he'll take risks, or may fail, but he'll always follow his artistic sensibilities. Sorrow for the vageness, but I thought it was an inspiring statement.
...and blest are those whose blood and judgment are so well commingled, that they are not a pipe for fortune's finger to sound what stop she please. Give me that man that is not passion's slave, and I will wear him in my heart's core...