It's true that Welles' boarding house ending is perverse and that an ending reuniting everyone in the hospital room would be a much more traditional and logical closing scene
Tony wrote:I think Roger once wrote (please correct me if I'm wrong, Roger) that if he could have some more technology, he could fully animate the missing scenes, and get different voices for the characters. I think this would really be the best way to go on a reconstruction, barring a fully-loaded CGI presentation costing millions.
And yes, it would mean a lot to have Roger's on a second disc accompanying the studio cut.
There's still time!!
Jeff Wilson wrote:Hey all, received this in an email and being in the middle of moving, don't have the resources or brain power to reply accurately, so here it is if someone would be good enough to help:
I have a question regarding "The Magnificent Ambersons" that you might help me with. I lack the proper books to dig into this, but my main question regards the scenes that were reshot without Welles' consent. As far as I know these are the scenes were Eugene comes to visit Isabel but is stopped at the staircase, the discussion between George and Isabel in the bedroom, Fanny's breakdown at the cold radiator and the ending. I have heard rumors from various people that Welles actually got to retain his version of the first three scenes. We all know that the ending is not his, but what about the other three scenes? Were the reshots used in the finished product that we now have, or was Welles able to retain his versions?
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