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Orson Welles : hello Americans

Author: Simon Callow
Publisher: London : Jonathan Cape, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Hello Americans examines the years from Citizen Kane to Macbeth in which Welles's Hollywood film career came apart. It offers a scrupulous analysis of the factors involved, revealing the immense and sometimes self-defeating complexities of Welles's temperament as well as some of the monstrous personalities with whom he had to contend. At the same time, the book gives full weight to the almost bewildering range of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Callow, Simon, 1949-
Orson Welles.
London : Jonathan Cape, 2006
(OCoLC)607820125
Named Person: Orson Welles; Orson Welles; Orson Welles; Orson Welles
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Callow
ISBN: 0224038532 9780224038539
OCLC Number: 63185891
Description: xviii, 507 pages, [24] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Tarzan triumphs --
Orson ascendant --
Pampered youth --
The best man in Hollywood --
Carnival --
Only Orson and God --
Pomona --
Turning a bad Koerner --
Four men on a raft --
Look who's laughing --
pt. 2. Plain talk by the man from Mars --
Ceiling unlimited --
It all comes out of the tent of wonder --
Unrehearsed realities --
Actor turns columnists --
An occasional soapbox --
pt. 3. Welleschmerz --
The S.T. Ranger --
Full, complete and unrestricted authority --
Wellesafloppin' --
Officer X --
If I die before I wake --
The forces of darkness --
The Welles of onlyness --
The charm's wound up --
The stage productions --
The radio broadcasts --
The films --
The writings --
The records --
References --
Bibliography.
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Examines the years from "Citizen Kane" to "Macbeth" in which Orson Welles' Hollywood film career came apart. This book offers an analysis of the factors involved, presenting the complexities of  Read more...

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"It is not only the best biography of Welles that we can possibly have, it is also one of the best biographies in any field I've read in years."-Roger Lewis, "Sunday Express" "A vivid, sympathetic Read more...

 
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