How fortunes change.

In 1941, Orson Welles co-wrote, directed and starred in the all-time classic Citizen Kane. Robert Wise was his editor.

By 1979, Wise had become an Oscar-winning director, and he was overseeing what was, at that time, one of the most expensive movies ever made: Star Trek: The Motion Picture. Welles, meanwhile, hadn’t directed a Hollywood movie in decades, and was reduced to taking bit parts and voice-over roles to make ends meet. Among his jobs: narrating the teaser for Wise’s sci-fi blockbuster.

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Click here if the video file above doesn’t play properly. Hat tip to TrekMovie.com.

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About Peter T. Chattaway

Peter T. Chattaway was the regular film critic for BC Christian News from 1992 to 2011. In addition to his award-winning film column for that paper, his news and opinion pieces have appeared in such publications as Books & Culture, Christianity Today, Bible Review and the Vancouver Sun. He has also contributed essays to the books Re-Viewing The Passion: Mel Gibson’s Film and Its Critics (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004), Scandalizing Jesus?: Kazantzakis’s The Last Temptation of Christ Fifty Years on (Continuum, 2005) and The Bible in Motion: A Handbook of the Bible and Its Reception in Film (De Gruyter, 2016).


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