Happy Birthday, Mr. Welles
Today we celebrate the centenary of America's classic film genius, Orson Welles.
It's fascinated me the amount of reflections that are in his films, ever since I first saw The Lady From Shanghai.
Here they are again in Citizen Kane:
There is always the question of who is real and who is the impostor. A mirror with two faces. A mirror held up to scrutinize character, whether or not an actual mirror was present.
Even in the films he only starred in, he is mentioned by the other characters as one thing, but revealed as another.
Who was real and who was the fake?