Adapted William Shakespeare
's play, "Chimes at Midnight," performed in a Chichester Festival Production at the Chichester Festival Theatre in Chichester, West Sussex, England, with Simon Callow
, Keith Baxter, Sarah Badel, Tam Williams, Rowland Davies, Timothy Bateson, Rebecca Egan, John Warner, and David Weston in the cast. ...
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For thirty years, people have been asking me how I reconcile X with Y! The truthful answer is that I don't. Everything about me is a contradiction and so is everything about everybody else. We are made out of oppositions; we live between two poles. There is a philistine and an aesthete in all of us, and a murderer and a saint. You don't reconcile the poles. You just recognize them.
He and John Huston
were good friends from the 1940s to Welles' death in 1985. Both men coincidentally made their spectacular debut as directors in 1941 (Welles with Citizen Kane
(1941) and Huston with The Maltese Falcon
(1941)). Both would eventually be directed by the other: Welles' had a cameo in Huston's adaptation of Moby Dick
(1956) and Huston played the lead in Welles' unfinished The Other
Frequently wrote, directed and starred in films that feature the rise and fall of main characters (Charles Foster Kane in Citizen Kane
(1941), Gregory Arkadin in _Confidential Report (1955)_, Detective Hank Quinlan in Touch of Evil
(1958)) who, in classic Shakespearean style, are unmade by their own vices.