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A tour de force by Christian Mckay,
This review is from: Me and Orson Welles (DVD)
Richard Linklater has always been one with an ear for the gab. In his movies dialogues don't just exist to fill in the silent moments, but they are there because it reflects the feel of the movie and the ethos of the character. This movie is no exception. It reminds you of the 50s and 60s where the banter and repartee was a marked characterstic of Bogart movies.
Christian Mckay is a revelation. As Orson Welles, he brings every bit of the gravitas, arrogance and brilliance that the role demands. He moves effortlessly among the various skins of Orson Welles - from the stubborn artist to the brilliant actor and everything in between.
Apart from McKay, Claire Danes is wonderful as the career minded icequeen. Zac Efron is passable as the rookie.
Definitely worth a watch