I'm most likely the least competent member on this board
Funny, I always figured I was. You shouldn't think such things. And your English is perfectly articulate.
Roger - where did you see Chimes in Detroit in 97? Was it at the Fox or the DIA? I saw Kane at the Fox in 91 or so and The Third Man at the DIA some years later. I'm pissed that I missed it!
The Filmoteca Espanole in Madrid has ten hours apart from this
Jonathan - It's staggering that that much more of Quixote footage exists. Please let us know what you think once you see it. Are they able to release any or all of it?
At this point, the best approach to the Quixote footage is no more attempts at reconstruction but just to dump everything onto several DVDs, edited and unedited, silent and dubbed alike. Wouldn't we all like that footage to peruse, linger over and wonder about? Maybe some new documentary about the protracted filming, editing and its strange aftermath would justify a release and all that other footage could ideally be appended. Would that have commercial appeal?
Has anyone seen In the Land of Don Quixote? Was that project completed? Did it use footage Welles had shot for Quixote or just original stuff?
Orson, you're driving me mad! What is this trail of flotsam you've left strewn across two continents in the hands of a dozen disputed owners? I won't live long enough to see all this mess resolved. Maybe I should give up cigarettes and Oreos. Not my black coffee however!