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Discovering Orson Welles

Author: Jonathan Rosenbaum
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. ; London : University of California Press, 2007
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Collects film critic Jonathan Rosenbaum's writings on Orson Welles - some thirty-five years of them - and makes an irrefutable case for the seriousness of his work, illuminating both Welles the  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Orson Welles
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Rosenbaum
ISBN: 9780520247383 0520247388 9780520251236 0520251237
OCLC Number: 895775995
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 336 p.)
Contents: Acknowledgments Introduction 1. I Missed It at the Movies: Objections to "Raising KANE" 2. The Voice and the Eye: A Commentary on the HEART OF DARKNESS Script 3. Notes on a Conversation with Welles 4. First Impressions of F FOR FAKE 5. The Butterfly and the Whale: Orson Welles's F FOR FAKE 6. Prime Cut (The 107-Minute TOUCH OF EVIL) 7. Andre Bazin and the Politics of Sound in TOUCH OF EVIL 8. The Invisible Orson Welles: A First Inventory 9. Review of Biographies by Barbara Leaming and Charles Higham and a Critical Edition of TOUCH OF EVIL 10. Afterword to THE BIG BRASS RING, a Screenplay by Orson Welles (with Oja Kodar) 11. Wellesian: Quixote in a Trashcan (New York University Welles Conference) 12. Reviews of Citizen Welles and a Critical Edition of CHIMES AT MIDNIGHT 13. Review of Orson Welles: A Bio-Bibliography 14. Orson Welles's Essay Films and Documentary Fictions: A Two-Part Speculation 15. The Seven ARKADINs 16. OTHELLO Goes Hollywood 17. Truth and Consequence: On IT'S ALL TRUE: BASED ON AN UNFINISHED FILM BY ORSON WELLES 18. Afterword to THE CRADLE WILL ROCK, an Original Screenplay by Orson Welles 19. Orson Welles in the U.S.: An Exchange with Bill Krohn 20. The Battle over Orson Welles 21. TOUCH OF EVIL Retouched 22. Excerpt from "Problems of Access: On the Trail of Some Festival Films and Filmmakers" (On TOUCH OF EVIL) 23. Welles in the Lime Light: THE THIRD MAN 24. Orson Welles as Ideological Challenge 25. Orson Welles's Purloined Letter: F FOR FAKE 26. When Will--and How Can--We Finish Orson Welles's DON QUIXOTE? Appendix: The Present State of the Welles Film Legacy Index
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"The intellectually insatiable Rosenbaum is just the person to dissect the myths and expose the inaccuracies that have grown to define the Welles legend. [It] has both breadth and depth."--American Read more...

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