Don Quixote is an unfinished film project produced, written and directed by Orson Welles. Principal photography took place between 1957 and 1969. Test footage was filmed as early as 1955, second-unit photography was done as late as 1972, and Welles was working on the film intermittently until his death in 1985.
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The production became so prolonged that Francisco Reiguera
, who was seriously ailing by the end of the 1960s, asked Orson Welles
to finish shooting his scenes before his health gave out. Welles was able to complete the scenes involving Reiguera prior to the actor's death in 1969. However, as Welles shot most of the footage silently, he seldom filmed the original actors' dialogue. He intended to dub the voices himself, as he did on many of his films, including Macbeth
(1951), The Trial
(1962) and The Deep
(1970), combining his narration with his voicing all the characters, but only ever did so for some limited portions of the film. See more
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