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Welles, Orson 1915-1985

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Citizen Kane by Orson Welles( Visual )

491 editions published between 1940 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 5,841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The battle over Citizen Kane: Examines the lives of William Randolph Hearst, the powerful newspaper magnate, and director/actor, Orson Welles as they clashed over Welles first film: "Citizen Kane". Hearst's reaction upon learning about the film, which portrayed him unfavorably, was to work to suppress it and destroy Welles. Major movie theater chains refused to show "Citizen Kane", and Welles' masterpiece virtually disappeared for almost 25 years. Never again would Orson Welles gain control of a major Hollywood production
A man for all seasons by Fred Zinnemann( Visual )

65 editions published between 1966 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 3,449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Thomas More, Chancellor of England, has an unquestioning faith. As a devout Catholic, More refuses to support King Henry VIII's divorce from Catherine of Aragon. In quest of a son, Henry wants to marry his mistress, Anne Boleyn. When the petulant king breaks with Rome and the Pope, More resigns his chancellorship in protest. Unsure in his new position as head of the Church of England, the king is unnerved by More's continued refusal to acknowledge his suzerainty. For his stubborn convictions, More ends up imprisoned in the Tower of London. For holding devotion to God and the Church dearer than his loyalty to the King, More dies
Touch of evil by Orson Welles( Visual )

190 editions published between 1957 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 3,001 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On honeymoon with his new bride, Susan, Mexican-born police officer Mike Vargas agrees to investigate a car bombing. In so doing, he incurs the wrath of local police chief Hank Quinlan, a corrupt, bullying behemoth with a perfect arrest record. Vargas suspects that Quinlan has planted evidence to win his past convictions, and he is not about to let the suspect in the current case be railroaded. Determined to get Vargas out of his hair, Quinlan makes a deal with local crime boss Uncle Joe Grandi to frame Susan on a drug rap. Dissecting the nature of good and evil in a hallucinatory, nightmarish ambiance, this baroque south-of-the-border mystery opens with one of the most remarkably extended long takes in movie history
The third man by Carol Reed( Visual )

350 editions published between 1949 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 1,967 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Post-World War II Vienna sets the scene for this thriller about an American novelist who comes to Europe for what he thinks is the funeral of an old friend and finds himself entangled in a spiralling web of international intrigue
The magnificent Ambersons by Orson Welles( Visual )

123 editions published between 1942 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,856 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lavish new production made from Welles' original shooting script, allowing audiences to finally see his epic vision of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Booth Tarkington novel fully realized. The haunting story of a wealthy Midwestern family's struggle to adapt to the rapidly changing world at the dawn of the 20th century
The stranger by Orson Welles( Visual )

235 editions published between 1946 and 2017 in 10 languages and held by 1,722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ex-Nazi is allowed to escape from a German war crimes prison after World War II to lead the Allies to a notorious spy planning to revive the Third Reich. The trail leads to a small Connecticut town where intrigue and murder combine for a tense situation
A performance of Macbeth by William Shakespeare( Visual )

183 editions published between 1947 and 2017 in 10 languages and held by 1,671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eleventh century Scottish nobleman Macbeth is led by an evil prophecy and his ruthless yet desirable wife to the treasonous act that makes him king. But he does not enjoy his newfound, dearly-won kingship
Catch-22 by Mike Nichols( Visual )

28 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a group of fliers in the Mediterranean during World War II
The lady from Shanghai by Orson Welles( Visual )

107 editions published between 1943 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A seaman becomes involved in the murderous intrigue of a crippled lawyer and his homicidal, frustrated wife. Culminates in a shoot-up in a hall of mirrors
The war of the worlds by H. G Wells( Recording )

145 editions published between 1938 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ultimate tale of Earth's invasion, written by one of the fathers of the science fiction genre. They came from a depleted, dying planet. Their target: the riches of a moist, green Earth. With horrifyingly advanced machines of destruction, they began their inexorable conquest. The war for Earth seemed destined to be ... but was it?
History of the world, part 1 by Mel Brooks( Visual )

23 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in English and held by 1,195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A humorous look at the ages of man. Includes eras through the French Revolution
Around the world in 80 days by Michael Anderson( Visual )

3 editions published between 1956 and 2013 in English and held by 1,121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Phlegmatic, punctual Englishman Phileas Fogg believes in progress, science, and intellectual deduction. When a member of the Reform Club challenges him on the impossibility of completing a round-the-world tour in eighty days, he wagers his entire fortune to prove that he can do it. He is accompanied by his valet Passepartout, and followed by Mr. Fix, a detective who believes he is a notorious bank robber. Shot in 70mm, using the Todd-AO process (an extremely high definition widescreen film format), the film is notable for its picturesque, exotic scenery, international cast, and the plethora of stars in cameo appearances, all highly innovative at the time
The Muppet movie by Jim Henson's Sesame Street Muppets( Visual )

8 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in English and held by 1,042 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a fine day not so long ago, Kermit the Frog was playing and singing in the swamp. A lost Hollywood talent agent hears him, and tells him he has talent. Therefore, Kermit sets out for Hollywood to find fame and fortune. Along the way Fozzie Bear, Gonzo, the Electric Mayhem band, and the romantically inclined Miss Piggy join him. Fast food magnate Doc Hopper--who is determined to enlist Kermit as spokes-frog for his southern fried frog-leg restaurants--also follows him. Doc Hopper employs all means underhand to suborn Kermit, including abducting Miss Piggy. Kermit must make a choice between stopping Hopper and dashing the other Muppets dreams of the big time
The Trial by Orson Welles( Visual )

70 editions published between 1963 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrays the experiences of a young man who is mysteriously arrested by agents of the police for an unspecific crime and is prepared for questioning and trial
This is Orson Welles by Orson Welles( Book )

19 editions published between 1992 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bogen består af interviews, optaget på bånd
Rikki-Tikki-Tavi by Chuck Jones( Visual )

3 editions published between 1987 and 1992 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deep in the heart of turn-of-the-century India, a young mongoose is adopted by a British family
The magic world of Orson Welles by James Naremore( Book )

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 : a critical view by André Bazin( Book )

2 editions published between 1978 and 1998 in Undetermined and French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

French critic André Bazin was 28 when Orson Welles's Citizen Kane opened in Paris. Four years later he wrote his first book with Welles as its subject; it would quickly achieve the status of a classic. Shortly before his death in 1958, Basin prepared this revised edition. Included are a brilliant introductory essay by François Traffaut and a profile by Jean Cocteau, along with 28 photos of Welles. In Orson Welles: A Critical View, Bazin traces Welles's career from the theatre and radio to Hollywood and Europe. He assesses Welles's works, his innovations--and in many ways takes the man's measure. Orson Welles: A Critical View is the perfect meeting of two great minds. --From cover
Orson Welles, the rise and fall of an American genius by Charles Higham( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the life of the man responsible for the infamous "War of the Worlds" broadcast
Orson Welles, a biography by Barbara Leaming( Book )

2 editions published between 1985 and 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Genius, artist, monstre sacré, Orson Welles had one of the most brilliant and tempestuous careers in show business. Here he confides his most intimate feelings and recollections of his extraordinary life. In this biography, Barbara Leaming reveals the private Welles: from child prodigy and young lion in Dublin and New York, to the succès de scandale of his The war of the worlds broadcast; from his auspicious directing debut with the legendary Citizen Kane in his twenties, to the sabotage of his further directing career by the Hollywood studios; from his affairs, carousing, and stormy marriage to Rita Hayworth, to his association with Roosevelt and aspirations to the presidency. It is a picture with an all-star cast, including Olivier, Monroe, Dietrich, Garbo, Warren Beatty, Charlie Chaplin, Princess Margaret, and Prince Aly Khan
 
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A man for all seasons
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Gouels, Orson.

Gouels, Orson 1915-1985

Govels, Orson, 1915-1985

Jeeves, O.W. 1915-1985

Orson Uells

Orson Welles

Orson Welles actor, director, guionista y productor de cine estadounidense

Orson Welles Amerikaans filmacteur

Orson Welles amerikansk skuespiller, regissør og produsent

Orson Welles amerykański reżyser, producent, scenarzysta i aktor filmowy

Orson Welles attore, regista e sceneggiatore statunitense

Orson Welles pemeran laki-laki asal Amerika Serikat

Orson Welles réalisateur, acteur, producteur et scénariste américain

Orson Welles US-amerikanesche Filmregisseur, Schauspiller an Auteur

Orson Welles US-amerikanischer Filmregisseur, Schauspieler und Autor

Orsons Velss

Spelvin, G.O. 1915-1985

Uėlls, Orson

Uėlls, Orson 1915-1985

Vells, Orson, 1915-1985

Welles G. O.

Welles G. O. 1915-1985

Welles, George O. 1915-1985

Welles, George Orson.

Welles, George Orson 1915-1985

Welles O.

Welles O. 1915-1985

Welles, Orson 1915-

Yèlls, Orson.

Όρσον Γουέλς

Орсан Уэлс

Орсон Веллс

Орсон Велс

Орсон Велс американски режисер, сценарист и продуцент

Орсон Уелс

Орсън Уелс

Уэллс Д. О

Уэллс Д. О. 1915-1985

Уэллс О

Уэллс О. 1915-1985

Уэллс, Орсон американский кинорежиссёр, актёр, сценарист

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اورسن ولز

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أورسون ويلز، 1915-1985

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অরসন ওয়েলস

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오슨 웰스

웰스, 오손 1915-1985

웰스, 오슨 1915-1985

웰즈, 오슨 1915-1985

ウェルズ, オーソン

オーソン・ウェルズ

奥逊·威尔斯

奧遜威爾斯

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A man for all seasonsTouch of evilThe third manThe magnificent AmbersonsThe war of the worldsAround the world in 80 daysThis is Orson WellesOrson Welles, a biography