Happy 100th birthday to Orson Welles, star of stage, movies, magic, wine commercials and radio. Read about some of his radio adventures on my other blog:
I had read a lot about Citizen Kane, but didn't get to see it until I was in high school. I was impressed.
At some point I read about the butchery of The Magnificent Ambersons.
Late in high school or early in college, I got a subscription to the American Film Institute's magazine. I think I read an article there about "Hearts of Age," Welles' first amateur movie. I had made several amateur movies, too.
Some time in college I read that his first project for RKO had been an adaption of Joseph Conrad's "Heart of Darkness." I think it had a page of the script and some drawings.