This Is Orson Welles

Author: Orson Welles
Publisher: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 9780306808340
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This Is Orson Welles from the Author: Orson Welles. Conversations reveal Welles's feelings about films, theater, the radio and television industries, and various other directors and stars

Orson Welles

Author: Orson Welles
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 9781578062096
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Orson Welles from the Author: Orson Welles. This book brings together an exceptional array of interviews, profiles, and press conferences tracing the half century that Orson Welles (1915- 1985) was in the public eye. Originally published or broadcast between 1938 and 1989 in worldwide locations, these pieces confirm that Welles's career was multidimensional and thoroughly inter-woven with Welles's persona. Several of them offer vivid testimony to his grasp on the public imagination in Welles's heyday, including accounts of his War of the Worlds broadcast. Some interviews appear in English for the first time. Two transcriptions of British television interviews have never before appeared in print. Interviewers include Kenneth Tynan, French critic André Bazin, and Gore Vidal. The subjects center on the performing arts but also embrace philosophy, religion, history, and, especially, American society and politics. Welles confronts painful topics: the attempts to suppress Citizen Kane, RKO's mutilation of The Magnificent Ambersons, his loss of directorial authority, his regret at never having run for political office, and his financial struggles. "I would have sold my soul" to play Marlon Brando's role as Don Corleone in The Godfather, he tells a BBC interviewer. Welles deflates the notion of the film director's omnipotence, insisting that 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. These conversations reveal the majestic mind and talent of Welles from a fresh perspective. Mark W. Estrin, a professor of English and film studies at Rhode Island College, is editor of Conversations with Eugene O'Neill (University Press of Mississippi) and Critical Essays on Lillian Hellman and the author of numerous articles on film and dramatic literature.

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

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 Shakespeare And Popular Culture

Author: Michael A. Anderegg
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231112291
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Orson Welles Shakespeare And Popular Culture from the Author: Michael A. Anderegg. Anderegg considers Welles's influence as an interpreter of Shakespeare for twentieth-century American popular audiences, drawing on his knowledge of the abundant, lowbrow popularity of Shakespeare in nineteenth-century America. Welles's three film adaptations of Shakespeare, Macbeth, Othello, and Chimes at Midnight, are examined.

Orson Welles

Author: Edgar Baird McDonald
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Orson Welles from the Author: Edgar Baird McDonald.

Orson Welles S Citizen Kane

Author: James Naremore
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780195158915
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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 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, Francois Thomas, Michael Denning, Laura Mulvey, Peter Wollen, and Paul Arthur. "

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 On Shakespeare

Author: Orson Welles
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
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Orson Welles On Shakespeare from the Author: Orson Welles. "This fascinating work will prove valuable for collections in film, theater history, and Shakespearean production. . . . The book includes fascinating production photos and helpful notes in which the original acts and scenes are identified, thus showing the extent to which Welles rearranged Shakespeare by shuffling acts and scenes, dropping characters, and by merging related narratives. . . . Recommended for all libraries." Choice This first publication of the annotated playscripts of Welles' adaptations of Shakespearean plays he produced in the 30s contains texts for "Voodoo" Macbeth (1936), the modern dress Julius Caesar (1937), and the Five Kings (1939). These adaptations were used at the W.P.A.'s Federal Theatre Project and the Mercury Theatre. A general introduction provides background information on the plays, their productions, the sociopolitical climate of the 30s, and Welles' synthesis of art and popular culture.

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