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, François 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.

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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Walking Shadows

Walking Shadows


  • Author : John Evangelist Walsh
  • Publisher : Popular Press
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 301
  • ISBN 10 : 0299205002


Walking Shadows Book Description :

Walking Shadows dramatically dissects the wild, high-profile battle between newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst and famous young actor, director, and filmmaker Orson Welles over Welles’s groundbreaking film Citizen Kane. In 1940 and 1941 it became the center of public controversy and scandal, especially in Hollywood where Welles’s own stark honesty and blatant self-confidence heightened the drama. Citizen Kane portrayed the ruthless career of an all-powerful magnate bearing (not accidentally) a striking resemblance to Hearst, who immediately tried to kill the picture. John Evangelist Walsh here illuminates the conflict between these two outsize personalities and for the first time brings Hearst’s vengeful anti-Kane campaign to the fore. Walsh provides thorough documentation, supplemental notes, and an extended bibliography.

The Citizen Kane Crash Course on Cinematography

The Citizen Kane Crash Course on Cinematography


  • Author : David Worth
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 121
  • ISBN 10 : 1932907467


The Citizen Kane Crash Course on Cinematography Book Description :

This entertaining graphic textbooks follows the torrid what could have happened story of two legendary filmmakers--Orson Welles and Gregg Toland--as they drink and party their way to creative heights in cinematography.

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.

Orson Welles in Focus

Orson Welles in Focus


  • Author : James N. Gilmore
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-02-08
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780253032966


Orson Welles in Focus Book Description :

Through his radio and film works, such as The War of the Worlds and Citizen Kane, Orson Welles became a household name in the United States. Yet Welles’s multifaceted career went beyond these classic titles and included lesser-known but nonetheless important contributions to television, theater, newspaper columns, and political activism. Orson Welles in Focus: Texts and Contexts examines neglected areas of Welles’s work, shedding light on aspects of his art that have been eclipsed by a narrow focus on his films. By positioning Welles’s work during a critical period of his activity (the mid-1930s through the 1950s) in its larger cultural, political, aesthetic, and industrial contexts, the contributors to this volume examine how he participated in and helped to shape modern media. This exploration of Welles in his totality illuminates and expands our perception of his contributions that continue to resonate today.

Rosebud
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Rosebud


  • Author : David Thomson
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 463
  • ISBN 10 : 9780679772835


Rosebud Book Description :

A stunning portrait of the life and career of Orson Welles describes his early success in the worlds of radio, theater, and film; the boredom and self-destructive impulses that led to his rapid decline; and his colorful personal life. Reprint. 17,500 first printing.

Orson Welles s Last Movie
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Orson Welles s Last Movie


  • Author : Josh Karp
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2015-04-21
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250016089


Orson Welles s Last Movie Book Description :

Journalist Josh Karp shines a spotlight on the making of The Other Side of the Wind—the final unfinished film from the auteur of Citizen Kane in Orson Welles’s Last Movie, the basis of Oscar-winning director Morgan Neville’s Netflix Original Documentary, They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead. In the summer of 1970, legendary but self-destructive director Orson Welles returned to Hollywood from years of self-imposed exile in Europe and decided it was time to make a comeback movie. Coincidentally, it was the story of a legendary self-destructive director who returns to Hollywood from years of self-imposed exile in Europe. Welles swore it wasn’t autobiographical. The Other Side of the Wind was supposed to take place during a single day, and Welles planned to shoot it in eight weeks. It took six years during his lifetime—only to be finally completed more than thirty years after his death by The Last Picture Show director Peter Bogdanovich, who narrates the film, and released by Netflix. Orson Welles’s Last Movie is a fast-paced, behind-the-scenes account of the bizarre, hilarious, and remarkable making of what has been called “the greatest home movie that no one has ever seen.” Funded by the shah of Iran’s brother-in-law, and based on a script that Welles rewrote every night for years, the film was a final attempt to one-up his own best work. It’s a production best encompassed by its star—the celebrated director of The Maltese Falcon, John Huston—who described the making of the film as “an adventure shared by desperate men that finally came to nothing.”