The Magnificent Ambersons Update

Thanks to alec757 for passing along some corrected news about “The Magnificent Ambersons”:

December 4, 2001, The Record

A&E is attempting to restore Orson Welles original vision for his movie “The Magnificent Ambersons.” The cable network in January will premiere a remake of the 1942 film, based on Booth Tarkington’s novel. The cast and crew of the new version worked from Welles original screenplay, nearly 60 years after RKO Pictures executives re-edited the movie and released it against the director’s wishes.

“The Magnificent Ambersons” tells the story of a prominent but fading Midwestern family in the early 20th century. The Amberson family spans three generations, none of which can see that the world is changing faster than they are and that their tradition-bound way of living is disappearing into history.

Madeleine Stowe, James Cromwell, Bruce Greenwood, and Jennifer Tilly star in the remake, which was directed by Alfonso Arau.

A&E’s remake of “The Magnificent Ambersons” is scheduled to premiere at 8 pm Jan. 13.

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