Orson Wells at Work

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Orson Welles At Work is an in-depth, behind-the-camera survey of the entire career of Orson Welles (1915-85), the esteemed actor, producer, narrator, and director. This book provides a fresh and insightful view of Welles and his work, examining the entirety of his career, from his theatrical beginnings to his very last years. It offers analyses of all his creative works, including his feature films, short films, unfinished works, and television programs. The discussions of his films, including Citizen Kane ...
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Overview

Orson Welles At Work is an in-depth, behind-the-camera survey of the entire career of Orson Welles (1915-85), the esteemed actor, producer, narrator, and director. This book provides a fresh and insightful view of Welles and his work, examining the entirety of his career, from his theatrical beginnings to his very last years. It offers analyses of all his creative works, including his feature films, short films, unfinished works, and television programs. The discussions of his films, including Citizen Kane (1941), The Magnificent Ambersons (1942), and Touch Of Evil (1957-58), are supported by over 400 illustrations of screenplays, scripts, contracts, sketches, storyboards, models, production reports, memos, letters, and correspondence uncovered by new research in European and American archives. This book is a must for any cinema scholar and any fan of Welles' work.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780714845838
  • Publisher: Phaidon Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2008
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 9.37 (w) x 11.37 (h) x 1.25 (d)

Meet the Author

Jean-Pierre Berthomé is professor in Film Studies at the University of Rennes 2. His other publications include studies on the directors Jacques Demy and Max Ophüls, and the history of set design. Berthomé is a regular contributor to the French film journal POSITIF and, together with François Thomas, he has published numerous articles about Welles and his works, including a book on Citizen Kane in 1992.

François Thomas is professor in Film Studies at the University of Paris 3. Another regular contributor to POSITIF, Thomas has also written on the work of Alain Resnais and co-edited an anthology on the golden age of French short film.

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