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My face fills the screen
December 11, 2013 6:27 PM   Subscribe

Buried deep among the hundreds of old scripts in RKO Pictures’ archives was a 1941 melodramatic gem about an amnesia-stricken man who wakes up in the middle of a revolution in Mexico. Never produced, the screenplay for “The Way to Santiago” is credited to Orson Welles.
posted by dobbs (6 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite

My face fills the screen.

posted by oulipian at 6:33 PM on December 11, 2013

"Santiago” tells the story of a man who wakes up in Mexico with no idea of who he is or how he got there.

If I had a dollar for every time this happened to me.
posted by birdherder at 6:48 PM on December 11, 2013 [2 favorites]

Presumably you'd only have a dollar, having forgotten past experiences....
posted by anotherpanacea at 7:06 PM on December 11, 2013

My face fills the screen. it undulates like a passionate hot air balloon.
posted by iNeas at 7:11 PM on December 11, 2013

I'd love to see this. Welles gets so much ink as an innovator, an artiste, etc. that sometimes we forget how frigging FUN his films could be. We just re-watched F For Fake in my house and we were all enraptured and delighted. Try it and see.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 9:18 PM on December 11, 2013 [1 favorite]

Echoes of Touch of Evil.
posted by RandlePatrickMcMurphy at 10:42 PM on December 11, 2013

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