Orson Welles’ ‘Chimes at Midnight,’ Ringing In New Era

It’s high time that Orson Welles’s late-career Shakespearean superflick Chimes at Midnight be given some recognition. A mostly forgotten drama in the Welles canon (it was a Cannes pick but widely panned in the U.S.), the 1966 film sees the auteur attempting to honor an underrated Shakespearean figure: Sir John Falstaff, a great comedic character who…

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