Me and Orson Welles presents us with an interesting 'double narrative' – we see the production of a play within a film. But we must also remember that the film itself is a production and needs to be rehearsed. Thus we see actors performing within a film whilst also presenting a performance of a play. What challenges did this present the actors? Did it require two different types of performance – one for the film and one for the 'play within the film'?
Just as we see Welles producing his own interpretation of Julius Caesar, in Me and Orson Welles, it is important to realise that film director, Richard Linklater undertook a similar process in producing the film itself – casting, getting the script written, rehearsing, deciding on the 'look' of the film. Here, Richard Linklater explains this process and his own approach to film and filmmaking.
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