Orson Welles articles


Three Dangerous Summers: Orson Welles’s unrealized Hemingway trilogy (The Hemingway Review, vol. 40, no. 1, Fall 2020).

At Sea, In Port, Up the River: Orson Welles’s Conrad Adaptations (Bright Lights Film Journal, December 27, 2019). Plus two interviews on the research at Wellesnet (December 30 and July 2).

Der Prozeß, a study of Welles’s 1962 screen adaptation of Kafka’s The Trial, in Jim Craddock (ed.), Books to Film: Cinematic Adaptations of Literary Works, Volume 1 (Boston: Gale Cengage Learning, 2017).

Orson Welles and the Death of Sirhan Sirhan (Bright Lights Film Journal, 2015)Part I: The Conspirators (February 20). Part II: The Safe House (February 26).


Welles on the March! : review of the Welles play Marching Song (Wellesnet, April 7, 2020). Republished as an Open Seas essay on April 17, 2020.

T For True: review-essay on three Welles books (Senses of Cinema, issue 68, September 2013).


Viva Italia! Report on Archival Discoveries in Turin (Wellesnet, July 27, 2018). See also the news reports Lost novel credited to Orson Welles unearthed in Turin (Wellesnet, July 26, 2018) and  Orson Welles: a grotesque unpublished novel about the Cold War found (La Stampa, August 24, 2018).

Mr. Arkadin: A look at the film locations (Wellesnet: The Orson Welles Web Resource, October 11, 2013).


Five Questions for Matthew Asprey Gear (interview) (Wellesnet, February 17, 2016).

Orson’s Charmed Circle of Fragments: A conversation with Josh Karp on his new book Orson Welles’s Last Movie: The Making of The Other Side of the Wind (Bright Lights Film Journal, April 30, 2015).

Too Much Johnson: Interview with Scott Simmon (Wellesnet, January 26, 2015).