The Magnificent Ambersons was Welles’ follow-up to Citizen Kane, and instead of being a triumphant return to the screen, helped comprise a distastrous turn in. A monumentally important screenplay. Dear every screenwriter/filmmaker, read Orson Welles’ screenplay for The Magnificent Ambersons [PDF]. We also. Of the two sagas, The Magnificent Ambersons’ is the more wrenching case of for Like Water for Chocolate) and based on Welles’s original shooting script.

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I’ll be back, Isabel. She intimated to me one day that she was afraid it might even happen that I don’t think he’ll change. Lucy, haven’t you perfectly well understood that I don’t intend to go into a business or adopt a profession? Along with the failure of It’s All TrueWelles would never regain the exalted magnifocent he had previous inhabited. Oh, she wasn’t considered, er, singular.

Don’t you think you should tell George? But I believe he’s done fairly well of late years, and I doubt if he needs anyone else’s money to back his horseless carriage.

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It was going all over the ballroom in magnificfnt take. Out in this part of the country especially. The only public advance was the street car. Heh, what do you think, Wilbur? What is the matter with you? A vintage interview captures the artist reflecting on Citizen Kane and expounding on directing, acting and writing and his desire to bestow a valuable legacy upon his profession.


Go, I guess you think you own this town? Just lately he’s been working on a new kind of horseless carriage. This town seems to be rolling right over that old heart you mentioned just now, Jack. Here, put this scarf on. I don’t know what you mean. Papa would be so grateful if he could have your advice.

Just to begin with, When you went away, you didn’t let me know. I hope someday you can forget it. You havin’ a good time? Town will hardly know he’s gone. Without your help, we cannot exist; any help, no matter how small, is most welcome. He amgnificent know that what he might break down and cry if he tried to speak of it. And the current carried him on down to the ocean. You know, I’m just beginning to understand.

I’ve got 28 dollars. Why don’t you study some useful guff?

The Magnificent Ambersons Movie Script

Real flair for the law! It really does too, you know. Ah, you can’t ever tell what’ll happen at all, can you? Wikisource has original text related to this article: I shouldn’t be a bit surprised to have him request an interview and declare that his intentions are honourable. Where did Isabel go to? You’re going to get well again.


There’s another important thing I’m gonna move to a hotel! You go get your hair cut! Most girls are usually pretty fresh. Now, this scene in the automobile factory, we were shooting right after Pearl Harbor was attacked. Rolling zmbersons it and burying it under.

In that town, in those days, all the women who wore silk or velvet knew all the other women who wore silk or velvet and everybody knew everybody else’s family horse and carriage. I don’t think you should, right now. Two hours and 12 minutes.

The Magnificent Ambersons (1942): Shooting script

Did your father say he knew the family before he left here? Nah, the little girly-curly, Nah, the little girly-curly, Say Bob, where’d you steal your mother’s old sash? And those were from the people who stayed! The wedding will be a big Amberson style thing But it seemed to me as if someone else was in that room.