Reading that piece just reminds me what all of us here have been mumbling for a few years -- such tragedy lost to those who know nothing. As each film was being made, I could only be amazed at the many other sides of Orson, how he fit in such incredible other ventures like his theatre, radio and just life, and film was probably what caused him the most suffering. Certainly it seemed to frustrate him -- not that he didn't enjoy the art of composing, because he was a composer -- that others held and binded him away from what he had done and could do.
Harvey, don't you feel somewhat grateful for those bad Orson ventures, the wine commercials, the Ferrys to Hong Kong, the transformers? Crap as they might be, they at least were his way of feeding his children -- the girls, and especially his next film project?