"The genius is the sun: all of the lesser mortals orbit around them, getting as close as they can without getting burned" - from Matt Zoller Seitz, writer for ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE.
Artist director and impresario himself; JAMES D. WATKINS (there are 14 links to left)
THE man himself, Mr. Orson Welles.
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- (Steve Schneider is a film/theatre critic for the ORLANDO WEEKLY - www.orlandoweekly.com. He now does critiquing work in New York as well as Florida. He has been voted 'Best' Critic and journalist in Orlando, Florida. Here is his critique of my work..........)
"Having witnessed his work firsthand, I suspect James D. Watkins may be a geniusof some shape or magnitude. Just try to forget that that endorsement comes from a guy who voted for Mondale and DuKakis, gave 'Death to Smoochy' four stars and genuinely preferred New Coke. An old-school impresario in the mold of Ziegfeld or Welles-albeit one spared the crippling handicaps of funding or common sense......"
"When I am gone, they will love me"- quote from Orson Welles right before he died and who also directed what many consider the greatest film ever 'CITIZEN KANE'.