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
     
 

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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 True <

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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
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents


List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Author’s Note
Introduction: Locating Orson Welles’s It’s All True

Chapter 1: In Production, 1941–1942
Chapter 2: Toward the Text of It’s All True, Based on the Work in Progress
Chapter 3: Postproduction: The Trajectory of the Film Object, and That of Critical Discourse
Chapter 4: Almofala: A Wellesian Text
Chapter 5: Labirinto: The Politics and Poetics of a Text-in-the-Making
Chapter 6: Zoom, Pan, and Rack Focus: The Film’s Suspension Examined
Chapter 7: The Legacy of a Phantom Film, 1945–2003
Conclusion: It’s All True, Orson Welles, and Hemispheric History

Appendix 1: Pages from a Research Scrapbook: Jacaré’s Family Remembers
Appendix 2: Fact Sheets for Filmed Episodes of It’s All True, 1941–1942
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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