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Orson Welles, Volume 1: The Road to Xanadu

Author : Simon Callow
Publisher : Penguin Books
Page : 696 pages
File Size : 48,8 Mb
Release : 1997-02
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : UCSC:32106016750181

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Orson Welles, Volume 1: The Road to Xanadu by Simon Callow Pdf

In this first volume of his masterful, highly acclaimed biography, Simon Callow captures the genius of Orson Welles, revealing a life even more extraordinary than the myths that have surrounded it. "A splendidly entertaining, definitive work".--"Entertainment Weekly" . of photos.

Orson Welles

Author : Simon Callow
Publisher : Viking Adult
Page : 496 pages
File Size : 55,5 Mb
Release : 2016-04-05
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 0670024910

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Orson Welles by Simon Callow Pdf

Traces the life and career of the legendary director, discussing the making of "Citizen Kane," his contributions to such films as "The Magnificent Ambersons" and "The Lady from Shanghai," and his efforts in radio comedy, spectacular theater, and newspaper politics.

Orson Welles

Author : Simon Callow
Publisher : Random House
Page : 498 pages
File Size : 46,6 Mb
Release : 2016-10-06
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780099502838

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Orson Welles by Simon Callow Pdf

In One-Man Band, the third volume in his epic survey of Orson Welles life and work, Simon Callow again probes in comprehensive and penetrating detail into one of the most complex artists of the twentieth century, looking closely at the triumphs and failures of an ambitious one-man assault on one medium after another theatre, radio, film, television, even, at one point, ballet in each of which his radical and original approach opened up new directions and hitherto unglimpsed possibilities. The book begins with Welles self-exile from America, and his realisation that he could only function happily as an independent film-maker, a one-man band; by 1964, he had filmed Othello, which took three years to complete, Mr Arkadin, the biggest conundrum in his output, and his masterpiece Chimes at Midnight, as well as Touch of Evil, his sole return to Hollywood and, like all too many of his films, wrested from his grasp and re-edited. Along the way he made inroads into the fledgling medium of television and a number of stage plays, including Moby-Dick, considered by theatre historians to be one of the seminal productions of the century. Meanwhile, his private life was as dramatic as his professional life. The book shows what it was like to be around Welles, and, with a precision rarely attempted before, what it was like to be him, in which lies the answer to the old riddle: whatever happened to Orson Welles? "

Orson Welles

Author : Joseph McBride,British Film Institute
Publisher : London : Secker and Warburg [for] the British Film Institute
Page : 224 pages
File Size : 46,6 Mb
Release : 1972
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN : UCSC:32106009292258

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Orson Welles by Joseph McBride,British Film Institute Pdf

Touch of Evil

Author : Terry Comito
Publisher : Rutgers University Press
Page : 292 pages
File Size : 44,6 Mb
Release : 1985
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN : 081351097X

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Touch of Evil by Terry Comito Pdf

This book about "Touch of Evil" includes the continuity script, a biography of Orson Welles, an interview with Welles by Andre Bazih, an interview with Charlton Heston, excerpts from several critical essays, major reviews, a filmography and a bibliography.

Orson Welles

Author : Orson Welles
Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
Page : 318 pages
File Size : 41,7 Mb
Release : 2002
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 1578062098

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Orson Welles by Orson Welles Pdf

It is only in the editing studio that he possesses "absolute control." With scholarly erudition, Welles revels in the plays of Shakespeare and discusses their adaptation to stage and screen. He assesses rival directors and eminent actors, offers penetrating analyses of Citizen Kane, Touch of Evil, Chimes at Midnight, and The Third Man, and declares that he never made a film that lacked an ethical point-of-view. Book jacket.

Orson Welles

Author : Simon Callow
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 41,5 Mb
Release : 2007
Category : Actors
ISBN : 1442099224

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Orson Welles by Simon Callow Pdf

Traces the life and career of the legendary director, discussing the making of "Citizen Kane," his contributions to such films as "The Magnificent Ambersons" and "The Lady from Shanghai," and his efforts in radio comedy, spectacular theater, and newspaper politics.

Discovering Orson Welles

Author : Jonathan Rosenbaum
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Page : 696 pages
File Size : 46,8 Mb
Release : 2007
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN : 9780520247383

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Orson Welles in Italy

Author : Alberto Anile
Publisher : Indiana University Press
Page : 378 pages
File Size : 40,8 Mb
Release : 2013-09-25
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN : 9780253010414

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Orson Welles in Italy by Alberto Anile Pdf

Fleeing a Hollywood that spurned him, Orson Welles arrived in Italy in 1947 to begin his career anew. Far from being welcomed as the celebrity who directed and starred in Citizen Kane, his six-year exile in Italy was riddled with controversy, financial struggles, disastrous love affairs, and failed projects. Alberto Anile's book depicts the artist's life and work in Italy, including his reception by the Italian press, his contentious interactions with key political figures, and his artistic output, which culminated in the filming of Othello. Drawing on revelatory new material on the artist's personal and professional life abroad, Orson Welles in Italy also chronicles Italian cinema's transition from the social concerns of neorealism to the alienated characters in films such as Federico Fellini's La Dolce Vita, amid the cultural politics of postwar Europe and the beginnings of the cold war.

Orson Welles's Last Movie

Author : Josh Karp
Publisher : St. Martin's Press
Page : 352 pages
File Size : 50,9 Mb
Release : 2015-04-21
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN : 9781250016089

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Orson Welles's Last Movie by Josh Karp Pdf

Journalist Josh Karp shines a spotlight on the making of The Other Side of the Wind—the final unfinished film from the auteur of Citizen Kane in Orson Welles’s Last Movie, the basis of Oscar-winning director Morgan Neville’s Netflix Original Documentary, They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead. In the summer of 1970, legendary but self-destructive director Orson Welles returned to Hollywood from years of self-imposed exile in Europe and decided it was time to make a comeback movie. Coincidentally, it was the story of a legendary self-destructive director who returns to Hollywood from years of self-imposed exile in Europe. Welles swore it wasn’t autobiographical. The Other Side of the Wind was supposed to take place during a single day, and Welles planned to shoot it in eight weeks. It took six years during his lifetime—only to be finally completed more than thirty years after his death by The Last Picture Show director Peter Bogdanovich, who narrates the film, and released by Netflix. Orson Welles’s Last Movie is a fast-paced, behind-the-scenes account of the bizarre, hilarious, and remarkable making of what has been called “the greatest home movie that no one has ever seen.” Funded by the shah of Iran’s brother-in-law, and based on a script that Welles rewrote every night for years, the film was a final attempt to one-up his own best work. It’s a production best encompassed by its star—the celebrated director of The Maltese Falcon, John Huston—who described the making of the film as “an adventure shared by desperate men that finally came to nothing.”

What Ever Happened to Orson Welles?

Author : Joseph McBride
Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
Page : 364 pages
File Size : 51,5 Mb
Release : 2006-10-13
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780813171517

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What Ever Happened to Orson Welles? by Joseph McBride Pdf

At the age of twenty-five, Orson Welles (1915–1985) directed, co-wrote, and starred in Citizen Kane, widely regarded as the greatest film ever made. But Welles was such a revolutionary filmmaker that he found himself at odds with the Hollywood studio system. His work was so far ahead of its time that he never regained the wide popular following he had once enjoyed as a young actor-director on the radio. What Ever Happened to Orson Welles?: A Portrait of an Independent Career challenges the conventional wisdom that Welles’s career after Kane was a long decline and that he spent his final years doing little but eating and making commercials while squandering his earlier promise. In this intimate and often surprising personal portrait, Joseph McBride shows instead how Welles never stopped directing radical, adventurous films and was always breaking new artistic ground as a filmmaker. McBride is the first author to provide a comprehensive examination of the films of Welles's artistically rich yet little-known later period in the United States (1970–1985), when McBride knew and worked with him. McBride reports on Welles's daringly experimental film projects, including the legendary 1970–1976 unfinished film The Other Side of the Wind, Welles’s satire of Hollywood during the “Easy Rider era”; McBride gives a unique insider perspective on Welles from the viewpoint of a young film critic playing a spoof of himself in a cast headed by John Huston and Peter Bogdanovich. To put Welles’s widely misunderstood later years into context, What Ever Happened to Orson Welles? reexamines the filmmaker’s entire life and career. McBride offers many fresh insights into the collapse of Welles’s Hollywood career in the 1940s, his subsequent political blacklisting, and his long period of European exile. An enlightening and entertaining look at Welles's brilliant and enigmatic career as a filmmaker, What Ever Happened to Orson Welles? serves as a major reinterpretation of Welles’s life and work. McBride clears away the myths that have long obscured Welles’s later years and have caused him to be falsely regarded as a tragic failure. McBride’s revealing portrait of this great artist will change the terms of how Orson Welles is understood as a man, an actor, a political figure, and a filmmaker.

Orson Welles in Focus

Author : James N. Gilmore,Sidney Gottlieb
Publisher : Indiana University Press
Page : 245 pages
File Size : 48,5 Mb
Release : 2018-02-08
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780253032966

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Orson Welles in Focus by James N. Gilmore,Sidney Gottlieb Pdf

Through his radio and film works, such as The War of the Worlds and Citizen Kane, Orson Welles became a household name in the United States. Yet Welles's multifaceted career went beyond these classic titles and included lesser-known but nonetheless important contributions to television, theater, newspaper columns, and political activism. Orson Welles in Focus: Texts and Contexts examines neglected areas of Welles's work, shedding light on aspects of his art that have been eclipsed by a narrow focus on his films. By positioning Welles's work during a critical period of his activity (the mid-1930s through the 1950s) in its larger cultural, political, aesthetic, and industrial contexts, the contributors to this volume examine how he participated in and helped to shape modern media. This exploration of Welles in his totality illuminates and expands our perception of his contributions that continue to resonate today.

Citizen Welles

Author : Frank Brady
Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
Page : 916 pages
File Size : 52,9 Mb
Release : 2023-04-25
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN : 9780813197142

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Citizen Welles by Frank Brady Pdf

George Orson Welles (1915–1985) is considered to be among the greatest and most influential filmmakers of all time. At just twenty-five years old, he cowrote, produced, directed, and starred in his Academy Award–winning debut film Citizen Kane (1941). His innovative and distinctive directorial style—nonlinear narratives, unusual camera angles, deep focus shots, and long takes—continues to be emulated by directors and cinematographers to this day. The brilliant yet provocative Welles won multiple Grammys, a Golden Globe, and the greatest honor the Directors Guild of America bestowed: the D. W. Griffith Award. His final film, The Other Side of the Wind, was released in 2018, 33 years after his death. In Citizen Welles: A Biography of Orson Welles, author Frank Brady presents a comprehensive and complete picture of the artist and auteur. Painstakingly researched, Brady delves into Welles's creative achievements, from his critically acclaimed film Citizen Kane and controversial radio broadcast "The War of the Worlds" (1938) to his starring turn on Broadway in Shaw's Heartbreak House (for which he made the cover of Time). Brady also explores other notable films, including The Magnificent Ambersons (1942), Touch of Evil (1958), and Chimes at Midnight (1965). This all-encompassing work also details the personal side of Welles's life, including his romances with Rita Hayworth and Dolores Del Rio and the confounding tragedy of his final years. Presented is a captivating and compelling encapsulation of the revered and respected artist.

The Magic World of Orson Welles

Author : James Naremore
Publisher : University of Illinois Press
Page : 353 pages
File Size : 43,8 Mb
Release : 2015-07-30
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN : 9780252097874

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The Magic World of Orson Welles by James Naremore Pdf

Prodigy. Iconoclast. Genius. Exile. Orson Welles remains one of the most discussed figures in cinematic history. In the centenary year of Welles's birth, James Naremore presents a revised third edition of this incomparable study, including a new section on the unfinished film The Other Side of the Wind. Naremore analyzes the political and psychological implications of the films, Welles's idiosyncratic style, and the biographical details--both playful and vexing--that impacted each work. Itself a historic film study, The Magic World of Orson Welles unlocks the soaring art and quixotic methods of a master.

Orson Welles

Author : John Russell Taylor
Publisher : Applause Theatre & Cinema
Page : 172 pages
File Size : 43,5 Mb
Release : 1999
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 1557833494

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Orson Welles by John Russell Taylor Pdf

(Applause Books). At the age of twenty-six, Orson Welles made the film which remains immovable at the top of the critics' polls for the ten best films of all time Citizen Kane . John Russell Taylor's riveting biography of Welles examines the way the Welles legend has been constructed through the years, and how his death has shattered some of the illusions of not only his friends but his enemies. (Taylor is film critic for the London Times and the authorized biographer of Alfred Hitchcock.)