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Orson Welles, Volume 3, one-man band, Simon Callow

Label
Orson Welles, Volume 3, one-man band
Title
Orson Welles
Title number
Volume 3
Title part
one-man band
Statement of responsibility
Simon Callow
Title variation
  • Orson Welles
  • One-man band
Title variation remainder
one-man band
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The third volume of Simon Callow's acclaimed Orson Welles biography, covering the period of his exile from America (1947-1964), when he produced some of his greatest works, including Touch of Evil. In One-Man Band, the third volume in his epic and all-inclusive four-volume survey of Orson Welles's life and work, the celebrated British actor Simon Callow again probes in comprehensive and penetrating detail into one of the most complex, contradictory artists of the twentieth century, whose glorious triumphs (and occasional spectacular failures) in film, radio, theater, and television introduced a radical and original approach that opened up new directions in the arts. This volume begins with Welles's self-exile from America, and his realization that he could function only to his own satisfaction as an independent film maker, a one-man band, in fact, which committed him to a perpetual cycle of money raising. By 1964, he had filmed Othello, which took three years to complete; Mr. Arkadin, the most puzzling film in his output; and a masterpiece in another genre, Touch of Evil, which marked his one return to Hollywood, and like all too many of his films was wrested from his grasp and reedited. Along the way he made inroads into the fledgling medium of television and a number of stage plays, of which his 1955 London Moby-Dick is considered by theater historians to be one of the seminal productions of the century. His private life was as spectacularly complex and dramatic as his professional life. The book reveals what it was like to be around Welles, and, with an intricacy and precision rarely attempted before, what it was like to be him, answering the riddle that has long fascinated film scholars and lovers alike: Whatever happened to Orson Welles?
Member of
Summary
A second volume in the biographical series about the legendary director traces the years after Citizen Kane to offer insight into Welles's increasing inability to function within the movie industry's structure, tracing his contributions to such films as The Magnificent Ambersons and The Lady from Shanghai, as well as his efforts in radio comedy, spectacular theater, and newspaper politics
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10546137
Cataloging source
AZZPT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Callow, Simon
Dewey number
790
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • filmographies
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Orson Welles (Simon Callow)
Series volume
0002
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Welles, Orson
  • Motion picture producers and directors
Target audience
adult
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Hello Americans
Label
Orson Welles, Volume 3, one-man band, Simon Callow
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "First published in Great Britain by Jonathan Cape, an imprint of Penguin Random House UK"--Title page verso
  • Third volume of the biography. First published as Orson Welles : the road to Xanadu in 1996. Second published as Orson Welles : hello Americans in 2006
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 425-445) and index
  • Includes performances, stage productions, televisions productions and filmography
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn933729149
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiii, 466 pages, 16 pages of plates
Isbn
9780670024919
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)933729149
Label
Orson Welles, Volume 3, one-man band, Simon Callow
Publication
Note
  • "First published in Great Britain by Jonathan Cape, an imprint of Penguin Random House UK"--Title page verso
  • Third volume of the biography. First published as Orson Welles : the road to Xanadu in 1996. Second published as Orson Welles : hello Americans in 2006
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 425-445) and index
  • Includes performances, stage productions, televisions productions and filmography
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn933729149
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiii, 466 pages, 16 pages of plates
Isbn
9780670024919
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)933729149

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