Ok, I'll consider myself temporarily lucky. But only temporarily!! Frankly, I'd feel a lot better if I actually had the opportunity to enjoy the Welles celebration with the rest of you!
There are so many films I haven't seen of Welles, that I DESPERATELY want to see. For those of you that have the films collecting dust on your shelf, send them over my way so I can appreciate them!!! :p
And these films are RARE to me. I have never seen them before, and I live in an area where these movies are not at all accessible to me. Anything Welles is rare and inaccessible to me. You know how many Welles related books I had taken out using inter-library loan this year? There is no library here that carries anything Welles related. Everytime I show up to the library with a list, the librarian in exasperation says, "More Orson Welles books?"
When I laid my hands on that "Citizen Kane" DVD for the first time, I swear I heard a chorus of Hallelujah playing softly in the background! When I got home, I devouored it greedily. Same goes for, "Lady From Shanghai", "The Stranger", and "Mr. Arkadin". I had to specially order these last three movies, and I had to wait a whole month to watch them. But damn it, I was ecstatic when I did! I was even so glad when I got to take out "Macbeth" and "Jane Eyre" from my library. Granted I didn't want to return them, but unfortunately I had to. I didn't want to get fined!
But, yes, I can see your point that you crave for those things you don't have. But, I still want to see these films. I'm begining to wear out the ones I do have. I need new films to wear out from continual and repeated viewings!
"I know a little about Orson's childhood and seriously doubt if he ever was a child."--Joseph Cotten