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The night Jeanne Moreau and I had square bottoms

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Standing alone in the middle of the stalls before a concert in Ghent, I saw the petite figure of a woman enter the hall and stroll to the seat directly in front of me. She … Continue reading

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A nod from Orson Welles was good enough

By Ray Bennett LONDON – I never spoke to Orson Welles – who was born 100 years ago today and will be the subject of a two-month season at the BFI Southbank – but he did respond with a nod … Continue reading

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Restored Orson Welles classic set for re-release

By Ray Bennett Park Circus said it will release Orson Welles’s classic 1947 film noir “The Lady From Shanghai” with a new 4K restoration in UK cinemas on July 25. The exhibitor said the restored Sony Pictures title was “ripe … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: Orson Welles’s ‘Around the World’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – The concert presentation of the musical “Around the World,” created in 1946 by Orson Welles and Cole Porter (below left) from the Jules Verne novel about Phileas Fogg traversing the globe in 80 days, has … Continue reading

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