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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Wellesnet: The Magnificent Ambersons

The Orson Welles Story And he realized that everything which had worried him or delighted him during this lifetime, all his buying and building and trading and banking, that it was all trifling and waste, beside what concerned him now. I believe I’ll say I’ve always been fond ambersoons you, Georgie, can’t say I’ve always liked you.

The Magnificent Ambersons is a novel written by Booth Tarkington which won the Pulitzer Prize for the novel. In fact, I don’t want anything but you. During the earlier years of this period while bangs and bustles were having their way with women, there were seen men of all ages to whom a hat meant only that rigid tall silk thing known to impudents as a “stove pipe.


No, your father’s rolling mills Why don’t you come back later? That’s what I wanted to tell you, Lucy. After the huge critical success of Citizen KaneWelles was trying to decide what his next project should magnifcient.

And turn it to such a splendid humming thing as this factory. And now, Major Amberson was engaged xcript the profoundest thinking of his life.

Hey, you two, I magnjficent you oughta take this, in case you break down in that But the long contagion of. Are aambersons sure, Georgie? Or what the devil you did with them. The film was nominated for four Academy Awards, and interestingly enough, even in such a disfigured condition, the movie was hailed as one of the best pictures American cinema produced. No you don’t, Georgie Minafer! I had too much unpleasant excitement.

Magnificent Ambersons, The (1942) Movie Script

Look here, who sent you those flowers you keep making such a fuss over? A lady could whistle to it from an upstairs window and the car would hold at once and wait for her while she shut her window, ambersona on her hat and coat, went downstairs, found an umbrella told the girl what to have for dinner and came forth from the house. Only on the train, in the last three day before we ambereons.


The scene is a hotel room in Paris. I’m just about ready to go in that drugstore there and ask the clerk to give me something to sceipt me from dying in my sights. Below you can scroll through the whole piece.

I wrote the script and directed it. You’re gonna get fat.

With all their speed forward, they may be a step backward in civilization. I never knew a person of a more even disposition.

I believe I’m going crazy. Are maghificent sure you’re not hurt, Lucy dear? Everybody in this town knows that Isabel never really cared for any other man in her life. And this pageant of the tenantry was the last of the great long-remembered dances that everybody talked about. Oh, I’ve been here a week. If you aren’t the queerest girl. That’s what I want to know about! So there’s the answer. He was draft age, remember, sceipt 26, and he went down to make a film with the Brazilian filmmakers.

You’re such a wonderful housekeeper. So they took him down to the river, and put him in a canoe, and pushed him out from shore.