...you can take only 3, THAT'S THREE DVD'S (Only Orson Welles films, of course), which would they be?
By the way, these can be films that he has directed or acted in.
It's a cliche' question, but an interesting one to ponder none the less. My first choice would be taking a movie about actually being stranded on a desert island, perhaps giving me an idea of how to get off, but I don't believe an Orson Welles film would fit into this catagory.
Anyway, my choice would be 1. The Trial. (real uplifting, yea right, but my favorite Welles' film that would at least get me into the mood of my situation even more so.)
2. I would choose Othello. I really love this film and the atmosphere and acting really set the tone for what this play could be, adapted to movie form.
3.Lady From Shanghai. Too bad the studio cut some of this film (what a surprise). Aside from the one dimensional soundtrack (1 song in different forms), this is one of the best films of Welles' career in my view. Mystery, noir shadows, great direction, as usual.
On a side note, from what I saw of the Merchant of Venice (in F For Fake), this looks like it was amazing and surely would have been one of my top 3 choices. Too bad about the outcome.
I have also not seen Ambersons or Chimes yet, so of the films I've seen, these would be the ones.