Orson Welles on Editing
Christopher Walken, William Shatner, Jeff Goldblum, these thesps of stage and screen are often regarded for their unique and meandering speech patter—but Welles, he will always be on another level, as evidenced by this brief clip from the 1952 documentary Filming Othello, which shows the lumbering, bearded figure at the helm of his Moviola editing suite, and I really can’t tell if he’s talking in paragraphs or just one, long, elongated sentence, such a thing of beauty it is, the unexpected iambic stresses, the bustle and bluster of his words that never seem to settle.
On the process of editing, he says, "there’s a rhythmic structuring to that, there’s counterpoint, harmony and dissonance." It’s a musicality he knows by tongue.
(Yes I tried writing this in Wellesian meter; please read accordingly.)
via Cinephilia and Beyond