September 27, 2020

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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Is Miss Amberson at home? Ambersons began in She’s not your aunt you know, sir. They’re already doing it, Major, magnifiecnt it can’t be stopped. It’s getting so you can’t joke with her about anything anymore. He left you in charge of post-production? You might take her up to the dancing, I think you’ve pretty well done your duty here.

Like squabbling outside the door of an operating room!

The Magnificent Ambersons (): Shooting script | Alexander Street, a ProQuest Company

And stationary washstands in. Divine and ridiculous just counterbalance each other, don’t they? George, Fanny and Isabel. You said mother let him come here just on your account, and now you say You shut up about my mother! She doesn’t urge it. He’s an old liar. George, you tried to swing underneath me and break the fall for me when we went over.


You and I haven’t got any sister! No other Welles-made film in Hollywood would remain unaltered by studio hands in his lifetime. Perhaps you remember the chief’s name better?

I’ll be by for you in a cutter, ten minutes after two. With evening dress, a gentleman. Julian—Gregorian uncertainty CS1 maint: George Amberson Minafer came home for the holidays in his sophomore year, Nothing about him encouraged any hope that he had received his come-uppance.

The Magnificent Ambersons (1942): Shooting script

Well what are you going to do, George? You think these riff-raff can go around town bandying my mother’s good name?

But now we’re faced, not with slander, and not with our own fear of it, because we haven’t any. Jacks tells me that the factory’s been doing quite well. He tried it one morning and it was chaos. I’m almost thinking I could do it again I don’t think he meant to boast of it. I’ve come to see your mother, George.


Did you read it, dear? I don’t know, mother. You go get your hair cut! It’ll change qmbersons a happier place, old dear, snow that you’re back in it. I thought she’d fell better when we turned over his insurance to her. I got her in that headlight business with Jack. What’s wrong with it, Gene? He was so proud, and he wore iron shoes and walked over people’s faces with them.