• 11.21.11

Martin Scorsese On Orson Welles

He picks six filmmakers whose bold risks changed cinema.

“This was a force
of nature that came in,
a creation that wiped the slate clean from the type
of films that preceded him. There was never any gray with him. He told Kane cinematographer Gregg Toland, ‘Let’s do everything they told us never to do.’ The low angles and deep focal-length lenses, the structure of the story, the flashbacks, the overlapping images–no one had ever seen anything like it.”


About the author

Rick Tetzeli is Editor At Large of Fast Company, which he joined in June 2010. Prior to that he ran and conceived Time Inc’s Assignment Detroit, in which Time, Fortune, Sports Illustrated, Money,, Essence and other Time Inc properties all combined to cover the troubled city and region intensely for a year.