For my part, as it stands, THE MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS is Welles' worst. The bar of satisfaction is raised so high, and then cast so low.
I would say, colwood, that if you fall asleep during F FOR FAKE, you either don't understand Welles' purpose and accomplishment in doing the film -- to create a new form of cinematic personal essay -- or you don't care for Welles in a happy and gently philosophical state. F FOR FAKE is no doubt his single most successful film after CITIZEN KANE. It is as innovative and startling, in its quiet way, as . . . KANE, and besides that masterpiece, it is only film he intended to make, as he made it, unlike . . . AMBERSONS, TOUCH OF EVIL, or any of the others.