Chimes at Midnight [Falstaff]

Orson Welles (director, screenwriter, starring)
Raphael Holinshed (book)
William Shakespeare (plays)
Jeanne Moreau, Margaret Rutherford, John Gielgud, Marina Vlady (starring)

Spain: Internacional Films, 1967. Two vintage oversize borderless double weight reference photographs from the 1967 film. With a dealer stamp on the verso, along with manuscript ink annotations regarding layout.

Based on Orson Welles' early play "Five Kings," which condensed Shakespeare's War of the Roses cycle into one story. The film was the last of Welles' three legendary Shakespearean adaptations, following "Macbeth" (1948) and "Othello" (1951). As with nearly all of Welles' efforts as a director, the film was plagued by financial and logistical problems, shot with nearly no budget, and received no promotion and a very limited release—but is now rightfully regarded as his final masterpiece.

Nominated for the Palme d'Or, and winner of two other awards at Cannes in 1966.

Shot on location in Spain.

One photograph 11.75 x 9.5 inches, one photograph 11.5 x 9.5 inches. Very Good plus overall, with light creases and scratches.

[Book #149300]