The Films of Orson Welles

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Cambridge University Press, Mar 8, 2004 - Performing Arts - 184 pages
This book offers a comprehensive overview of the Orson Welles' life and career, highlighting the shape of the filmmaker's career, his astonishing precocity and his extraordinary gifts that resulted in both splendid successes and puzzling failures. At the core of this book are sustained readings of Welles' masterpieces, Citizen Kane and The Magnificent Ambersons, and critically incisive accounts of his other major films, The Lady from Shanghai, Touch of Evil, Othello, Macbeth, and Chimes at Midnight.
 

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Contents

Citizen Kane
32
The Magnificent Ambersons
69
The Lady from Shanghai
95
Touch of Evil
110
Welless Shakespeare
127
Notes
167
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About the author (2004)

Ray Carney is Professor of Film & American Studies & Chairman of the Film Studies Program at Boston University. He is the author of over ten books, including the critically acclaimed "The Films of John Cassavetes".

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