The Magic World of Orson Welles

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Oxford University Press, 1978 - 339 pages
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User Review  - Mark Flowers - Goodreads

After a brief review of his roots on stage and in radio, Naremore walks the reader through an in depth critical analysis of all of Welles's films. Excellent film criticism on one of the essential directors. Read full review

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User Review  - Kris - Goodreads

More analysis than a discussion of technique, I found Naremore's arguments convincing and valuable. A lot of film theory is based on, well, theory; this book looks to the material at hand for its evidence. Read full review


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About the author (1978)

James Naremore is Emeritus Chancellors' Professor of Communication and Culture, English, and Comparative Literature at Indiana University. His books include "Acting in the Cinema, The Magic World of Orson Welles, The Films of Vincente Minnelli, "and "On Kubrick.

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