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Orson Welles
Author: Paolo Mereghetti

ISBN: 9782866427016
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 104
Published: 16 May 2011
Country of Publication: FR
Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 19.4 x 1.1
Description:
Orson Welles (USA, 1915-1985) was a complete auteur, a brilliant director and scriptwriter, a prodigious actor of memorable physique and a figure of legend. He began his directing career in 1940, at the age of twenty-five, with Citizen Kane, an undisputed, ground-breaking masterpiece of cinema history.

Welles' stature as a baroque, impetuous and profoundly free artist made the studios uncomfortable. He had control of every detail on the twelve feature films he was able to make, including Lady from Shanghai with Rita Hayworth (1947), Touch of Evil with Charlton Heston (1958), adaptations of Shakespeare's plays including Macbeth (1948) and Othello (1952) and Kafka's The Trial (1962). Orson Welles remains a unique figure in cinema history and a real source of inspiration for future generations of film-makers.

About the Author

Paolo Mereghetti is a journalist and critic, notably for Corriere della Sera. He is the author of a well-known Italian dictionary of cinema (Il Mereghetti), and has ...

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