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Orson Welles and the Unfinished RKO Projects: A Postmodern Perspective traces the impact of legendary director Orson Welles on contemporary mass media entertainment and suggests that, ironically, we can see Welles’s performance genealogy most clearly in his unfinished RKO projects.  

Author Marguerite H. Rippy provides the first in-depth examination of early film and radio projects shelved by RKO or by Welles himself. While previous studies of Welles largely fall into the categories of biography or modernist film studies, this book extends the understanding of Welles via postmodern narrative theory and performance analysis, weaving his work into the cultural and commercial background of its production. By identifying the RKO years as a critical moment in performance history, Rippy synthesizes scholarship that until now has been scattered among film studies, narrative theory, feminist critique, American studies, and biography. 

Building a bridge between auteur and postmodern theories, Orson Welles and the Unfinished RKO Projects offers a fresh look at Welles in his full complexity. Rippy trains a postmodern lens on Welles’s early projects and reveals four emerging narrative modes that came to define his work: deconstructions of the first-person singular; adaptations of classic texts for mass media; explorations of the self via primitivism; and examinations of the line between reality and fiction. These four narrative styles would greatly influence the development of modern mass media entertainment.

Rippy finds Welles’s legacy alive and well in today’s mockumentaries and reality television. It was in early, unfinished projects where Welles first toyed with fact and fiction, and the pleasure of this interplay still resonates with contemporary culture.  As Rippy suggests, the logical conclusion of Welles’s career-long exploration of “truthiness” lies in the laughs of fake news shows. Offering an exciting glimpse of a master early in his career, Orson Welles and the Unfinished RKO Projects documents Welles’s development as a storyteller who would shape culture for decades to come.    

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780809329120
  • Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press
  • Publication date: 4/21/2009
  • Edition description: 1st Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 248
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Marguerite H. Rippy is an associate professor of literature at Marymount University in Arlington, VA, where she teaches twentieth-century literature with a focus on multicultural literature and performance studies. She has published articles on film and drama, addressing topics ranging from the representation of race and sexuality in cinema to adaptations of Shakespeare on film and television.

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Table of Contents

List of Figures

Introduction A Postmodern Auteur? Approaches to the Unfinished Wellesian Works 1

1 Origins of the First-Person Singular: Mercurial Theatre on the Air 14

2 Classics for the Masses: Dickens and Welles 46

3 Exploiters in Surroundings Not Healthy for a White Man: Primitivism and the Identity Detour 68

4 R Is for Real: Documentary Fiction in It's All True 109

Afterword: Wellesian Legacies - What, If Anything, Do Mel Gibson, Stephen Colbert, and Steven Spielberg Have in Common? 142

Notes 173

Bibliography 207

Index 215

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