Discovering Orson Welles / Edition 1

Discovering Orson Welles / Edition 1

by Jonathan Rosenbaum
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520251237

ISBN-13: 9780520251236

Pub. Date: 05/02/2007

Publisher: University of California Press

Discovering Orson Welles collects Jonathan 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 unceasing efforts to arrive at the truth. Highlights…  See more details below

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Discovering Orson Welles collects Jonathan 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 unceasing efforts to arrive at the truth. Highlights include Rosenbaum's 1972 interview with Welles about his first Hollywood project, Heart of Darkness; Rosenbaum's rebuttal to Pauline Kael's essay "Raising Kane"; 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520251236
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
05/02/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
346
Sales rank:
973,666
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.88(d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     ix
Introduction     1
I Missed It at the Movies: Objections to "Raising Kane"     16
The Voice and the Eye: A Commentary on the Heart of Darkness Script     28
Notes on a Conversation with Welles     49
First Impressions of F for Fake     51
The Butterfly and the Whale: Orson Welles's F for Fake     54
Prime Cut (The 107-Minute Touch of Evil)     59
Andre Bazin and the Politics of Sound in touch of Evil     62
The Invisible Orson Welles: A First Inventory     67
Reviews of Biographies by Barbara Leaming and Charles Higham and a Critical Edition of Touch of Evil     90
Afterword to The Big Brass Ring, a Screenplay by Orson Welles (with Oja Kodar)     99
Wellesian: Quixote in a Trashcan (New York University Welles Conference)     115
Reviews of Citizen Welles and a Critical Edition of Chimes at Midnight     120
Review of Orson Wells: A Bio-Bibliography     126
Orson Welles's Essay Films and Documentary Fictions: A Two-Part Speculation     129
The Seven Arkadins     146
Othello Goes Hollywood     163
Truth and Consequence: On It's All True: Based on an Unfinished Film by Orson Welles     175
Afterword to the Cradle Will Rock, an Original Screenplayby Orson Welles     188
Orson Welles in the U.S.: An Exchange with Bill Krohn     201
The Battle over Orson Welles     236
Touch of Evil Retouched     248
Excerpt from "Problems of Access: On the Trail of Some Festival Films and Filmmakers" (On Touch of Evil)     258
Welles in the Lime Light: The Third Man     261
Orson Welles as Ideological Challenge     269
Orson Welles's Purloined Letter: F for Fake     289
When Will-and How Can-We Finish Orson Welles's Don Quixote?     296
The Present State of the Welles Film Legacy     309
Index     323

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