It's All True: Orson Welles's Pan-American Odyssey / Edition 1

It's All True: Orson Welles's Pan-American Odyssey / Edition 1

by Catherine L. Benamou
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520242483

ISBN-13: 9780520242487

Pub. Date: 03/14/2007

Publisher: University of California Press

Variously described as a work of genius, a pretentious wreck, a crucially important film, and a victim of its director's ego, among other things, It's All True, shot in Mexico and Brazil between 1941 and 1942, is the legendary movie that Orson Welles never got to finish.
In this book, the most comprehensive and authoritative assessment of It's All

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Overview

Variously described as a work of genius, a pretentious wreck, a crucially important film, and a victim of its director's ego, among other things, It's All True, shot in Mexico and Brazil between 1941 and 1942, is the legendary movie that Orson Welles never got to finish.
In this book, the most comprehensive and authoritative assessment of It's All True available, Catherine Benamou synthesizes a wealth of new and little-known source material gathered on two continents, including interviews with key participants, to present a compelling original view of the film and its historical significance. Her book challenges much received wisdom about Orson Welles and illuminates the unique place he occupies in American culture, broadly defined.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520242487
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
03/14/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
1,076,556
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents


List of Illustrations     xi
Acknowledgments     xiii
Introduction: Locating Orson Welles's It's All True     1
In Production, 1941-1942     25
Toward the Text of It's All True, Based on the Work in Progress     61
Postproduction: The Trajectory of the Film Object, and That of Critical Discourse     130
Almofala: A Wellesian Text     156
Labirinto: The Politics and Poetics of a Text-in-the-Making     194
Zoom, Pan, and Rack Focus: The Film's Suspension Examined     227
The Legacy of a Phantom Film, 1945-2003     276
Conclusion: It's All True, Orson Welles, and Hemispheric History     297
Pages From a Research Scrapbook: Jacare's Family Remembers     305
Fact Sheets for Filmed Episodes of It's All True, 1941-1942     310
Notes     319
Bibliography     565
Index     381

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