Orson Welles

Author: Randy Rasmussen
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786482354
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Orson Welles from the Author: Randy Rasmussen. Orson Welles, a self-conscious storyteller who often invited his audience to question the methods and veracity of what they see and hear. He was that rare magician who both pulled the wool over our eyes, for our delight, and unravelled the wool before our eyes, encouraging us to ponder the nature of the magic itself. Many of the characters in Welles's movies can also be seen as magicians of a sort, creating impressions intended to manipulate other characters, or even themselves, in one direction or another. But unlike Welles, few of them voluntarily expose their tricks to the scrutiny of their victims. Six major Welles films--Citizen Kane, The Magnificent Ambersons, The Lady from Shanghai, Touch of Evil, The Trial, and Chimes at Midnight--receive a scene by scene analysis in this critical study. From a viewer's perspective it illuminates the dramatic rhythms of each film as they unfold on screen and from the soundtrack. Frequent analogies to other movies and pertinent quotations from the impressions of other commentators broaden the text, but always within the scene by scene progression dictated by the film under discussion.

Orson Welles

Author: Barbara Leaming
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 1617744476
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Orson Welles from the Author: Barbara Leaming. "...[A] beautifully researched, valuable study of one of America's most influential and mysterious artists. ...[What] makes this book remarkable is Welle's own contribution. His comments, opinions, interviews cut in and out of the narrative with an almost cinematic force." -Patricia Bosworth

Orson Welles Volume 1

Author: Simon Callow
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1446483568
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Orson Welles Volume 1 from the Author: Simon Callow. A brilliant biography of the young Orson Welles, from his prodigious childhood and youth, his triumphs with the Mercury Theatre, to the making of Citizen Kane. Vivid, vastly entertaining, this is the definitive Welles biography.

Orson Welles S Citizen Kane

Author: James Naremore
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019996131X
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Orson Welles S Citizen Kane from the Author: James Naremore. Citizen Kane is arguably the most admired and significant film since the advent of talking pictures. No other film is quite so interesting from both artistic and political points of view. To study it even briefly is to learn a great deal about American history, motion-picture style, and the literary aspects of motion-picture scripts. Rather than presenting a sterile display of critical methodologies, James Naremore has gathered a set of essays that represent the essential writings on the film. It gives the reader a lively set of critical interpretations, together with the necessary production information, historical background, and technical understanding to comprehend the film's larger cultural significance. Selections range from the anecdotal --Peter Bogdanovich's interview with Orson Welles--to the critical, with discussions on the scripts and sound track, and a discussion of what accounts for the film's enduring popularity. Contributors include James Naremore, Peter Bogdanovich, Jonathan Rosenbaum, Robert L. Carringer, Fran?ois Thomas, Michael Denning, Laura Mulvey, Peter Wollen, and Paul Arthur.

The Cinema Of Orson Welles

Author: Peter Cowie
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The Cinema Of Orson Welles from the Author: Peter Cowie. This generously illustrated and documented study of Orson Welles's film creations and acting accomplishments includes discussions of Citizen Kane, The Magnificent Ambersons, Macbeth, Othello, and many others

Touch Of Evil

Author: Terry Comito
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 9780813510972
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Touch Of Evil from the Author: Terry Comito. "Considered by many critics to be one of Welles's great works, the film gets a superb review in this first-rate anthology. . . . Recommended." --Film Study "This is a welcome addition to the growing collection of scripts of film classics, one to put on the shelf next to Welles's Citizen Kane. . . . Recommended." --Choice Welles is by consensus one of the most talented film directors who ever worked in Hollywood, and this flamboyant film--a 1958 exploration of the thriller form--is one of his greatest achievements. Comito's introduction considers the film's relation to the tradition of film noir and demonstrates how Welles's mastery of cinematic language transforms the materials of a routine thriller into a work that is at once a sardonic examination of the dark side of sexuality, and elegiac rumination on the loss of innocence, and a disquieting assault on the viewer's own moral and aesthetic certainties. Other contextual materials in the book include a biographical sketch of Welles; an important interview with Welles by Andre Bazin, Charles Bitsch, and Jean Domarchi, available here for the first time in English; an interview with Charlton Heston on the making of the film; representative reviews; critical essays by William Johnson, Jean Collet (translated especially for this book), and Stephen Heath; an analysis of the relation of the complete film to Welles's recently discovered shooting script; and a filmography and bibliography. The continuity script collates the two available versions of Touch of Evil and provides an invaluable, shot-by-shot guide through the visual and audio complexities of Welles's masterpiece.

The Films Of Orson Welles

Author: Robert Garis
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521649728
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The Films Of Orson Welles from the Author: Robert Garis. This book offers a comprehensive overview of the Orson Welles' life and career, highlighting the shape of the filmmaker's career, his astonishing precocity and his extraordinary gifts that resulted in both splendid successes and puzzling failures. At the core of this book are sustained readings of Welles' masterpieces, Citizen Kane and The Magnificent Ambersons, and critically incisive accounts of his other major films, The Lady from Shanghai, Touch of Evil, Othello, Macbeth, and Chimes at Midnight.

Chimes At Midnight

Author: Orson Welles
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 9780813513393
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Chimes At Midnight from the Author: Orson Welles. Gathers essays, interviews, and reviews concerning the film and provides the complete continuity script.