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The Resource Orson Welles : hello Americans, Simon Callow

Orson Welles : hello Americans, Simon Callow

Label
Orson Welles : hello Americans
Title
Orson Welles
Title remainder
hello Americans
Statement of responsibility
Simon Callow
Title variation
Hello Americans
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Hello Americans examines the years from Citizen Kane to Macbeth in which Welles's Hollywood film career came apart. It offers a scrupulous analysis of the factors involved, revealing the immense and sometimes self-defeating complexities of Welles's temperament as well as some of the monstrous personalities with whom he had to contend. At the same time, the book gives full weight to the almost bewildering range of his activities beyond Hollywood: his serious but doomed attempts to be a radio comedian and stage magician, his flamboyant and financially disastrous endeavor to revive spectacular theatre single-handedly, his newspaper columns, the political activities into which he so passionately flung himself. And of course the films, as fascinating as they were flawed: The Magnificent Ambersons, Journey into Fear, The Stranger, The Lady from Shanghai. The thread that runs through all this apparently incoherent blur of inactivity is an often frustrated engagement with his native land, its faults, its dreams, its popular arts, its history. But by 1947, he had said all that he had to say to his fellow citizens; it was Goodbye Americans for two decades of endlessly experimental and innovative but essentially European work."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Callow, Simon
Dewey number
B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • discographies
  • filmographies
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Callow, Simon
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Welles, Orson
  • Motion picture producers and directors
Label
Orson Welles : hello Americans, Simon Callow
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Second volume of biography. First volume published as Orson Welles in 1996
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 461-489) and index
  • Includes filmography and discography
Control code
000040322333
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xviii, 507 p., [24] p. of plates
Isbn
9780224038539
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Orson Welles : hello Americans, Simon Callow
Publication
Note
Second volume of biography. First volume published as Orson Welles in 1996
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 461-489) and index
  • Includes filmography and discography
Control code
000040322333
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xviii, 507 p., [24] p. of plates
Isbn
9780224038539
Other physical details
ill.

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