Orson Welles s Citizen Kane

Orson Welles s Citizen Kane


  • Author : James Naremore
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2010-04-10
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199961313


Orson Welles s Citizen Kane Book Description :

Citizen Kane is arguably the most admired and significant film since the advent of talking pictures. No other film is quite so interesting from both artistic and political points of view. To study it even briefly is to learn a great deal about American history, motion-picture style, and the literary aspects of motion-picture scripts. Rather than presenting a sterile display of critical methodologies, James Naremore has gathered a set of essays that represent the essential writings on the film. It gives the reader a lively set of critical interpretations, together with the necessary production information, historical background, and technical understanding to comprehend the film's larger cultural significance. Selections range from the anecdotal --Peter Bogdanovich's interview with Orson Welles--to the critical, with discussions on the scripts and sound track, and a discussion of what accounts for the film's enduring popularity. Contributors include James Naremore, Peter Bogdanovich, Jonathan Rosenbaum, Robert L. Carringer, Fran├žois Thomas, Michael Denning, Laura Mulvey, Peter Wollen, and Paul Arthur.

The Making of Citizen Kane  Revised Edition
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The Making of Citizen Kane Revised Edition


  • Author : Orson Welles
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 1996-10-24
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 182
  • ISBN 10 : 0520205677


The Making of Citizen Kane Revised Edition Book Description :

Citizen Kane, widely considered the greatest film ever made, continues to fascinate critics and historians as well as filmgoers. While credit for its genius has traditionally been attributed solely to its director, Orson Welles, Carringer's pioneering study documents the shared creative achievements of Welles and his principal collaborators. The Making of Citizen Kane, copiously illustrated with rare photographs and production documents, also provides an in-depth view of the operations of the Hollywood studio system. This new edition includes a revised preface and overview of criticism, an updated chronology of the film's reception history, a reconsideration of the locus of responsibility of Welles's ill-fated The Magnificent Ambersons, and new photographs.

Perspectives on Citizen Kane

Perspectives on Citizen Kane


  • Author : Ronald Gottesman
  • Publisher : Macmillan Reference USA
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 613
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015038153097


Perspectives on Citizen Kane Book Description :

Citizen Kane has generated a significant amount of critical scholarship since its release in 1941. Orson Welles' work continues to be recognized as a singular artistic achievement, and this collection of reviews, articles and essays reveal the entire history of the film - from its conception, pre-production, and previewing, to its critical reception and influence. Included in this volume are many essays by such scholars as Morris Dickstein, Bruce Kawin, Robert Carringer and Robert Wise.

Citizen Kane

Citizen Kane


  • Author : Laura Mulvey
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019-07-25
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 104
  • ISBN 10 : 9781838715076


Citizen Kane Book Description :

Citizen Kane's reputation as one of the greatest films of all time is matched only by the accumulation of critical commentary that surrounds it. What more can there be to say about a masterpiece so universally acknowledged? Laura Mulvey, in a fresh and original reading, illuminates the richness of the film, both thematically and stylistically, relating it to Welles's political background and its historical context. In a lucid and perceptive critique she also investigates the psychoanalytic structure that underlies the film's presentation of Kane's biography, for once taking seriously what Orson Welles himself disparagingly referred to as 'dollar-book Freud.' In her foreword to this special edition, published to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the BFI Film Classics series, Laura Mulvey focuses on the film's politics, highlighting the contemporary 'rhymes' in Kane's portrayal of a scandal-prone press baron in a time of economic crisis.

Citizen Kane

Citizen Kane


  • Author : Orson Welles
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:505175717


Citizen Kane Book Description :

The story of Charles Foster Kane is a portrait of America's love of power and materialism and the corruption it sometimes fosters.

The Making of Citizen Kane

The Making of Citizen Kane


  • Author : Robert L. Carringer
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1985-01
  • Genre: Citizen Kane (Motion picture)
  • Pages : 180
  • ISBN 10 : 0520058763


The Making of Citizen Kane Book Description :

"Citizen Kane," widely considered the greatest film ever made, continues to fascinate critics and historians as well as filmgoers. While credit for its genius has traditionally been attributed solely to its director, Orson Welles, Carringer's pioneering study documents the shared creative achievements of Welles and his principal collaborators. "The Making of Citizen Kane," copiously illustrated with rare photographs and production documents, also provides an in-depth view of the operations of the Hollywood studio system. This new edition includes a revised preface and overview of criticism, an updated chronology of the film's reception history, a reconsideration of the locus of responsibility of Welles's ill-fated "The Magnificent Ambersons," and new photographs.

Citizen Kane

Citizen Kane


  • Author : Sarah Street
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 200?
  • Genre: Citizen Kane (Motion picture)
  • Pages : 5
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:826407011


Citizen Kane Book Description :

From the very beginning of production, Orson Welles's film classic, 'Citizen Kane', has been deeply embedded in controversy. This article examines the real life drama surrounding the film by exploring the similarities between the lead character Charles Foster Kane's fictional life and the real life of American Tycoon William Randolph Hearst. Other issues explored include the symbolism of Rosebud and how camera and editing techniques were employed to enhance the films narrative.

Focus on Citizen Kane
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Focus on Citizen Kane


  • Author : Ronald Gottesman
  • Publisher : Prentice Hall
  • Release Date : 1971
  • Genre: Citizen Kane (Motion picture)
  • Pages : 178
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105002668965


Focus on Citizen Kane Book Description :

The Citizen Kane Book
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The Citizen Kane Book


  • Author : Pauline Kael
  • Publisher : Harvill Secker
  • Release Date : 1971
  • Genre: Motion picture plays
  • Pages : 440
  • ISBN 10 : 0436230313


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Citizen Kane

Citizen Kane


  • Author : Harlan Lebo
  • Publisher : Doubleday Books
  • Release Date : 1990
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 243
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015054056851


Citizen Kane Book Description :

The film Citizen Kane smashed all of Hollywood's filmmaking conventions, setting standards for visual style and storytelling that are still unmatched today. Here are rare photographs, letters, production sketches and behind-the-scenes stories from the seminal film by Orson Welles that made Rosebud a household word. 109 photos.