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(YouTube)   In 1940, 2 years after the infamous broadcast, Orson Welles and H.G. Wells crossed paths in San Antonio and were interviewed by a local radio station. With bonus conversation about a little film that Orson had just made, that maybe you've heard of   (youtube.com) divider line
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2020-10-30 1:51:10 PM  
kewl!
 
2020-10-30 2:15:42 PM  
Very kewl!
 
2020-10-30 3:31:24 PM  
Coo.
Coo-coo, Elle.
 
2020-10-30 3:47:06 PM  
The Transformers: The Movie?
 
2020-10-30 3:51:24 PM  
Then there was the time that Orson Welles shared an elevator with William Randolph Hearst.

Orson Welles: "Good afternoon, Mr Hearst. Pleasure to meet you.  My name is...."
William Randolph Hearst: "I know who you are! And I will never, ever see your film!"
Orson Welles: "Kane would have seen it."

/I'm pretty sure that's true
//the guys at Drunk History wouldn't lie to me...would they?
 
2020-10-30 4:08:30 PM  
Not as good as the frozen peas commercial outtakes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyko_​o​Q0da8

Neat to hear HG Wells' voice, though.  I always think of him as a 19th-century author, although in truth he lived half his life in the 20th.
 
2020-10-30 4:08:43 PM  

ElwoodCuse: The Transformers: The Movie?


I think it was the one where the sled transforms into a flower
 
2020-10-30 4:13:47 PM  
Orson Welles Drunk Outtakes for Paul Masson Wine Commercial
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2020-10-30 4:20:29 PM  
Still....guy was married to this...
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2020-10-30 4:31:33 PM  

Billy Liar: Still....guy was married to this...
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For what, 4 years?  I mean, at a minimum, I keep cars twice that long.

I mean, she had 5 husbands and he had 3 wives and 2 partners.

Meanwhile, the distaffbopper and I met each other in our mid-20's, and we're still together in our 50's.
 
stk [recently expired TotalFark]
2020-10-30 4:55:04 PM  
It's one of my favorite interviews
 
2020-10-30 4:56:52 PM  
Interesting listen. Hearing HGs voice for the first time was cool.

/thx, subs
 
2020-10-30 4:59:04 PM  

gunga galunga: Then there was the time that Orson Welles shared an elevator with William Randolph Hearst.

Orson Welles: "Good afternoon, Mr Hearst. Pleasure to meet you.  My name is...."
William Randolph Hearst: "I know who you are! And I will never, ever see your film!"
Orson Welles: "Kane would have seen it."

/I'm pretty sure that's true
//the guys at Drunk History wouldn't lie to me...would they?


IIRC correctly Welles told that story to Bogdonovich (sp) or Jaglom or one of his other buddies. His response is a little too good for me to buy the story as presented, but Orson knew farking everyone so he probably did meet Hearst in some manner.
 
2020-10-30 5:06:06 PM  
I'm a fan of just about any version of War of the Worlds, even the crummiest ones. I recently began the one on AMC+ set in Victorian England and I really enjoyed it. Ti went to watch episode two and found out the first episode was to tease me in, and i had to subscribe to watch the rest. I'm hoping they do a freebie weekend before too long
 
2020-10-30 5:10:11 PM  
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2020-10-30 5:50:35 PM  
If you give Floyd, the Mayberry barber, an English accent you pretty much have H. G. Wells.
 
2020-10-30 6:23:51 PM  
bookmark
 
2020-10-30 6:40:50 PM  
Wow. I had no idea that H. G. Wells lived to see the Atomic Age. Well beforehand, scientifically aware people understood the potential energy of atomic forces. Wells depicted a uranium grenades in his 1914 novel The World Set Free.

"The bomb flashed blinding scarlet in mid-air, and fell, a descending column of blaze eddying spirally in the midst of a whirlwind. Both the aeroplanes were tossed like shuttlecocks, hurled high and sideways and the steersman, with gleaming eyes and set teeth, fought in great banking curves for a balance. The gaunt man clung tight with hand and knees; his nostrils dilated, his teeth biting his lips. He was firmly strapped...

" ...When he could look down again it was like looking down upon the crater of a small volcano. In the open garden before the Imperial castle a shuddering star of evil splendor spurted and poured up smoke and flame towards them like an accusation. They were too high to distinguish people clearly, or mark the bomb's effect upon the building until suddenly the facade tottered and crumbled before the flare as sugar dissolves in water. The man stared for a moment, showed all his long teeth, and then staggered into the cramped standing position his straps permitted, hoisted out and bit another bomb, and sent it down after its fellow.

"The explosion came this time more directly underneath the aeroplane and shot it upward edgeways. The bomb box tipped to the point of disgorgement, and the bomb-thrower was pitched forward upon the third bomb with his face close to its celluloid stud. He clutched its handles, and with a sudden gust of determination that the thing should not escape him, bit its stud. Before he could hurl it over, the monoplane was slipping sideways. Everything was falling sideways. Instinctively he gave himself up to gripping, his body holding the bomb in its place.

" Then that bomb had exploded also, and steersman, thrower, and aeroplane were just flying rags and splinters of metal and drops of moisture in the air, and a third column of fire rushed eddying down upon the doomed buildings below..."
 
2020-10-30 7:14:38 PM  

dittybopper: Billy Liar: Still....guy was married to this...
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For what, 4 years?  I mean, at a minimum, I keep cars twice that long.

I mean, she had 5 husbands and he had 3 wives and 2 partners.

Meanwhile, the distaffbopper and I met each other in our mid-20's, and we're still together in our 50's.


Gotcha beat my republican friend- met Mrs. Darch in 1987. She was 15 and I was 16. Still having a ball!
 
2020-10-30 8:33:37 PM  

jaytkay: Wow. I had no idea that H. G. Wells lived to see the Atomic Age. Well beforehand, scientifically aware people understood the potential energy of atomic forces. Wells depicted a uranium grenades in his 1914 novel The World Set Free.



That's not that impressive.  You gave the year yourself: 1914.  That's 18 years after Becquerel, 16 years after Marie and Pierre Curie, and 9 years after E=mc2.  So, by then, everyone knew that there was an awful lot of energy trapped in atoms, the question was how to get it out faster than it wanted to come out on its own.
 
2020-10-30 8:41:28 PM  
I'm probably one of the few people in existence that liked Malcolm McDowell as HG Wells in Time After Time

Then again, I also enjoyed Dragonslayer, so I'm al little bit warped in many ways.
 
2020-10-30 9:41:27 PM  

darch: dittybopper: Billy Liar: Still....guy was married to this...
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For what, 4 years?  I mean, at a minimum, I keep cars twice that long.

I mean, she had 5 husbands and he had 3 wives and 2 partners.

Meanwhile, the distaffbopper and I met each other in our mid-20's, and we're still together in our 50's.

Gotcha beat my republican friend- met Mrs. Darch in 1987. She was 15 and I was 16. Still having a ball!


I'm not a Republican.  I'm a registered independent, which means I don't get to vote in primaries and I get the mailings from both sides.

In fact, I was commenting to the distaffbopper just yesterday that I wish the political mailers from Tedra Cobb (D) and Elise Stefanik (R) were softer and more absorbent because then at least they'd be more useful.  I could wipe my ass with them instead of just throwing them in the trash.
 
2020-10-30 10:17:17 PM  

too2ez: I'm probably one of the few people in existence that liked Malcolm McDowell as HG Wells in Time After Time



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I'm not alone!
 
2020-10-30 11:09:22 PM  

AthensBoy: too2ez: I'm probably one of the few people in existence that liked Malcolm McDowell as HG Wells in Time After Time


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I'm not alone!


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2020-10-31 1:00:14 AM  

minnkat: If you give Floyd, the Mayberry barber, an English accent you pretty much have H. G. Wells.


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amb [TotalFark]
2020-10-31 1:42:48 PM  

ebell: Not as good as the frozen peas commercial outtakes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyko_o​Q0da8

Neat to hear HG Wells' voice, though.  I always think of him as a 19th-century author, although in truth he lived half his life in the 20th.


I always think the same for Doyle. Crazy that some of his works are still under copyright.
 
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