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3.0 out of 5 stars Megalomania, January 21, 2013
This review is from: Me & Orson Welles (DVD)
I wonder why this was filmed in the Isle of Mann?? Huh. CinemaNX. What a weird way to begin.

There were many fine pieces to this film. Christian McKay as Welles was perfect, capturing an arrogant, insufferable, deceitful egomaniac with élan. He has clearly watched "The Third Man" a few times. James Tupper was a better Joseph Cotton than Joe was. Cotton was a wooden actor with zero presence. Mr Tupper was an utterly believable shark. Very. Claire Danes, whom I don't think I've ever seen in anything, which is probably illegal, was wonderful. Eddie Marsan is one of my favorite character actors. He is always amazing, and was absolutely captivating here. He just chewed up every scene he was in. But Zac Efron was a limp rag. I guess he's somebody, though he is unknown to me. But I found him boring. Not a drop of magnetism or energy, despite the motions and exuberance and dancing and shy smiles. A dull, dull boy.

And then it ended with one of my favorite songs from the 30s, "The Music Goes Round and Round" with the sultry Edythe Wright on vocals.

This was a devastating portrait of a man, much like Caesar, who was so in love with himself and his vision that he happily crushed anything that impeded his progress. A man who would be king, who demanded total loyalty and obedience, who used and misused, who lied and cheated but who conveniently lived in a world where talent excused such malevolence. And who never got the knife Caesar did. But a loathsome and foul man, a man who believed creating art was the highest goal in life. It wasn't. And isn't.
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