Orson Welles may be one of the greatest narrators of all time. So when he’s in an experimental film that’s sole performance comes from Welles narrating a classic poem, well, that’s good enough for us.
The Rime of Ancient Mariner is pretty hypnotic. Indie filmmaker, in 1977 mind you, Larry Jordan wanted to match Gustave Dore’s engravings with Welles’ narration of Steven Taylor Coleridge’s poem. You can watch part one above, give it a test. It’s a lot like an old sailor, who’s also your badass grandpa, is telling you an old story. [Open Culture]