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Author Rosenbaum, Jonathan, 1943-, author

Title Discovering Orson Welles / Jonathan Rosenbaum.

Publication Info. Berkeley : University of California Press, [2007]


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Description 1 online resource (ix, 336 pages)
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Contents I missed it at the movies: objections to "Raising Kane" -- The voice and the eye: a commentary on the Heart or darkness script -- Notes on a conversation with Welles -- First impressions of F for fake -- The butterfly and the whale: Orson Welles's F for fake -- Prime cut (the 107-minute Touch of evil) -- André Bazin and the politics of sound in Touch of evil -- The invisible Orson Welles: a first inventory -- Reviews of biographies by Barbara Leaming and Charles Higham and a critical edition of Touch of evil -- Afterword to The big brass ring, a screenplay by Orson Welles (with Oja Kodar) -- Wellesian: Quixote in a trashcan (New York University Welles Conference) -- Reviews of Citizen Welles and a critical edition of Chimes at midnight -- Review of Orson Welles: A bio-bibliography -- Orson Welles's essay films and documentary fictions: a two-part speculation -- The seven Arkadins -- Othello goes Hollywood -- Truth and consequence: On it's all true: based on an unfinished film by Orson Welles -- Afterword to The cradle will rock, an original screenplay by Orson Welles -- Orson Welles in the U.S.: an exchange with Bill Krohn -- The battle over Orson Welles -- Touch of evil retouched -- Excerpt from "Problems of access: on the trail of some festival films and filmmakers" (On touch of evil) -- Welles in the lime light: The third man -- Orson Welles as ideological challenge -- Orson Welles's purloined letter: F for fake -- When will -- and how can -- we finish Orson Welles's Don Quixote?
Summary "Of the dozens of books written about Orson Welles, most focus on the central enigma of Welles's career: why did someone so extravagantly talented neglect to finish so many projects? Film critic Jonathan Rosenbaum has long believed that to dwell on this aspect of the Welles canon is to overlook the wealth of information available by studying the unrealized works. Discovering Orson Welles collects Rosenbaum's writings to date on Welles-some thirty-five years of them-and makes an irrefutable case for the seriousness of his work, illuminating both Welles the artist and Welles the man. The book is also a chronicle of Rosenbaum's highly personal writer's journey and his efforts to arrive at the truth. The essays, interviews, and reviews are arranged chronologically and are accompanied by commentary that updates the scholarship. Highlights include Rosenbaum's 1972 interview with Welles about his first Hollywood project, Heart of Darkness; Rosenbaum's rebuttal to Pauline Kael's famous essay "Raising Kane"; detailed essays and comprehensive discussions of Welles's major unfinished work, including two unrealized projects, The Big Brass Ring and The Cradle Will Rock; and an account of Rosenbaum's work as consultant on the 1998 re-editing of Touch of Evil, based on a studio memo by Welles."-- Provided by publisher
Subject Welles, Orson, 1915-1985 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Welles, Orson, 1915-1985 (OCoLC)fst00031295
PERFORMING ARTS -- Film & Video -- Direction & Production.
PERFORMING ARTS -- Film & Video -- General.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
Other Form: Print version: Rosenbaum, Jonathan. Discovering Orson Welles. Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2007 9780520247383 0520247388 (DLC) 2006021749 (OCoLC)70230732
ISBN 9780520940710 (electronic bk.)
0520940717 (electronic bk.)
9781429471831 (electronic bk.)
1429471832 (electronic bk.)
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