Orson Welles is regarded as the greatest film director and one of the greatest actors of all time. On screen and off, his personality was as grand as the accolades he received, and as intricate as his films. In a new book edited by the film historian Peter Biskind, Welles’ complexity, intellect and biting humor are revealed in transcribed conversations he had with the director Henry Jaglom in the years before Welles’ death. Biskind joins us Tuesday to explore those dialogues and profile the genius of Orson Welles.
Peter Biskind is a cultural critic and film historian. He's the author of many books, including Down and Dirty Pictures: Miramax, Sundance and the Rise of Independent Film [Amazon|Indiebound]. He edited and introduces the new book My Lunches with Orson: Conversations between Henry Jaglom and Orson Welles [Amazon|Indiebound].