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Author McBride, Joseph.

Title What Ever Happened to Orson Welles? : a Portrait of an Independent Career
Published Lexington : The University Press of Kentucky, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (366 pages)
Contents Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Introduction: ""The high priest of the cinema""; 1. ""God, how they'll love me when I'm dead!""; 2. ""Committing masterpieces""; 3. Orson Welles at large; 4. ""Twilight in the Smog""; 5. ""Your friendly neighborhood grocery store""; 6. ""No wine before its time""; Acknowledgments; Sources; Index
Summary At twenty-five, Orson Welles (1915-1985) directed, co-wrote, and starred in Citizen Kane, widely considered the best film ever made. But Welles was such a revolutionary filmmaker that he found himself at odds with the Hollywood studio system. His work was so far ahead of its time that he never regained the wide popular following he had once enjoyed as a young actor-director on the radio. Frustrated by Hollywood and falling victim to the postwar blacklist, Welles departed for a long European exile. But he kept making films, functioning with the creative freedom of an independent filmmaker be
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Subject Welles, Orson, 1915-1985 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0813145953 (electronic bk.)
9780813145952 (electronic bk.)