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The Films of Orson Welles

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  • Date Published: March 2004
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521649728

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  • Offering a comprehensive overview of Orson Welles' life and career, this book highlights the filmmaker's career, emphasizing his astonishing precocity and extraordinary talent that resulted in great success as well as puzzling failure. At the core of the book are sustained studies 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.

    • Combines biography and criticism in its focus on Welles' career
    • Original, fresh accounts of the making of Welles' major films
    • Explores the adaptation of literature in Welles' films
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    "This books commentary of Welles and his films reveals Gariss deep knowledge of the subjectthose wishing to know more about how the films worked or did not work should read this book." Choice

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    • Date Published: March 2004
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521649728
    • length: 200 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 12 mm
    • weight: 0.3kg
    • contains: 36 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Career overview
    2. Citizen Kane
    3. The Magnificent Ambersons
    4. The Lady from Shanghai
    5. Touch of Evil
    6. Welles' Shakespeare.

  • Author

    Robert Garis, Wellesley College, Massachusetts

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