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Despite the system : Orson Welles versus the Hollywood studios

Author: Clinton Heylin
Publisher: Chicago : Chicago Review Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Revealing the facts rather than the myths behind Orson Welles's Hollywood career, this history fills in the gaps behind the drama of one of the most well-known American filmmakers. Exploring why Welles's films, as released, never matched his youthful masterpiece Citizen Kane, this historical investigation delves into the enemies that hounded him, his unwaning faith in his audience, and the brilliance of his  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Heylin, Clinton.
Despite the system.
Chicago : Chicago Review Press, c2005
(OCoLC)607570220
Named Person: Orson Welles; Orson Welles; Orson Welles
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Clinton Heylin
ISBN: 1556525478 9781556525476 1556526202 9781556526206
OCLC Number: 55947898
Notes: "An A Cappella Book."
Description: xiii, 402 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface: Dorian Gray in reverse --
Act One: Faith. Definitely not love in the tropics : Heart of darkness ; The Wellesian mosaic : Citizen Kane ; Journey into darkness : The way to Santiago and The magnificent Ambersons ; The spoiled brat gets his comeuppance : The magnificent Ambersons and It's all true --
Act Two: Hope. The nature of the enemy : It's all true, Carnaval in Rio ; A date with the supercutter : The stranger ; That quality of strangeness : The lady from Shanghai ; A perfect cross between Wuthering Heights and Bride of Frankenstein : Macbeth, The third man --
Act Three: Charity. The jigsaw pictures : Othello and Mr. Arkadin ; A candid partisan of the old eloquence : Touch of evil ; A dark turgid affair : Touch of evil ; Outside the system : The trial, Don Quixote, Chimes at midnight, The other side of the wind.
Responsibility: Clinton Heylin.
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Revealing the facts rather than the myths behind Orson Welles's Hollywood career, this history fills in the gaps behind the drama of one of the most well-known American filmmakers. Exploring why Welles's films, as released, never matched his youthful masterpiece Citizen Kane, this historical investigation delves into the enemies that hounded him, his unwaning faith in his audience, and the brilliance of his films--before they were butchered by the studios. Based on shooting scripts, schedules, internal memos, interviews, articles, lectures, and personal correspondence, this work creates a concrete picture of his struggles and successes, bringing to life the intelligent, perceptive, and passionate man who, for all his failings as a person, was utterly uncompromising in his art.--From publisher description.

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