Definitions

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  • adj. Of or pertaining to George Orson Welles (1915–1985), American director, actor, and screenwriter.

Etymologies

Welles +‎ -ian (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Enter Richard Linklater, the director of such distinctly un-Wellesian movies as "Dazed and Confused" and "School of Rock," who last year made a film called "Me and Orson Welles" that was recently released on DVD.

    Relishing a Lost Production

  • Regen Wilson is the ringleader as Welles, and while he doesn't have the uncanny Wellesian presence that Dan Brick summoned in the role at DCAC, he does have a naughty Mephistophelean grin.

    Review: Scena Theatre's 'The War of the Worlds' at H Street Playhouse

  • The outlines of this intrigue are made apparent right from the start, and despite a very effective Wellesian suspense sequence in which Leopold makes his escape through a rainy bog, accompanied by exclamation-laden newspaper headlines, the film's emphasis is not on its thriller aspects.

    The Talk of the Town

  • Anderson turns his usual directorial shotgun to full-choke for this masterpiece of Wellesian proportions.

    Kenneth Hite's Journal

  • Like all one-time Bostonians who have been chased west of town by the Wellesian extravagance of the housing market, I spend a great deal of my life on the Massachusetts Turnpike.

    Archive 2006-10-01

  • Most of the best Shakespeare productions I've reviewed in this space -- and all of the worst ones -- have been revisionist stagings executed along Wellesian lines.

    A Shakespeare Toga Party

  • I own "I Wanna Hold Your Hand" on video, and while it's hardly Wellesian, it's quite amusing.

    anne-jumps Diary Entry

  • With other directors, it's Spielbergian, Wellesian, Hitchcockian … but the only thing I can come up with in your case is Watersesque.

    News & Politics

  • Hitchcock beautifully renders stately Quebec City using high contrast and Wellesian canted angles that complement the story's moral dubiety.

    Culture Guide

  • Leo Bill as the elfin prankster Norman Lloyd, and James Tupper, whose Joseph Cotten captures the Wellesian actor/crony's elegance and bemusement.

    Movie City News

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