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Student begins presentation on Welles, focusing on a philosophy of pessimism.
Singer points out that Welles generally avoids nostalgia and sentimentality, in contrast to Huston's film, The Dead.
Singer discusses the use of myths in works of art, and how myths function in our interpretations of the past and our search for truth.
Discussion of the BBC documentary on Welles.
Discussion of comic elements in Welles's work.
Singer claims that critics have not given credit for the depth of feeling that Welles expresses, which is particularly evident in The Magnificent Ambersons.
Singer reviews expectations for students' second paper.