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The Orson Welles Handbook - Everything you need to know about Orson Welles

The Orson Welles Handbook - Everything you need to know about Orson Welles

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George Orson Welles (May 6, 1915 – October 10, 1985), best known as Orson Welles, was an American film director, actor, theatre director, screenwriter, and producer, who worked extensively in film, theatre, television and radio. Noted for his innovative dramatic productions as well as his distinctive voice and personality, Welles is widely acknowledged as one of the most accomplished dramatic artists of the twentieth century, especially for his significant and influential early work—despite his notoriously contentious relationship with Hollywood. His distinctive directorial style featured layered, nonlinear narrative forms, innovative uses of lighting such as chiaroscuro, unique camera angles, sound techniques borrowed from radio, deep focus shots, and long takes. Welles's long career in film is noted for his struggle for artistic control in the face of pressure from studios. Many of his films were heavily edited and others left unreleased. He has been praised as a major creative force and as "the ultimate auteur."
After directing a number of high-profile theatrical productions in his early twenties, including an innovative adaptation of Macbeth and The Cradle Will Rock, Welles found national and international fame as the director and narrator of a 1938 radio adaptation of H.G. Wells's novel The War of the Worlds performed for the radio drama anthology series Mercury Theatre on the Air. It was reported to have caused widespread panic when listeners thought that an invasion by extraterrestrial beings was occurring. Although these reports of panic were mostly false and overstated, they rocketed Welles to instant notoriety.
Citizen Kane (1941), his first film with RKO, in which he starred in the role of Charles Foster Kane, is often considered the greatest film ever made. Several of his other films, including The Magnificent Ambersons (1942), Touch of Evil (1958), Chimes at Midnight (1965), and F for Fake (1974), are also widely considered to be masterpieces.
In 2002, he was voted the greatest film director of all time in two separate British Film Institute polls among directors and critics, and a wide survey of critical consensus, best-of lists, and historical retrospectives calls him the most acclaimed director of all time. Well known for his baritone voice, Welles was also an extremely well regarded actor and was voted number 16 in AFI's 100 Years...100 Stars list of the greatest American film actors of all time. He was also a celebrated Shakespearean stage actor and an accomplished magician, starring in troop variety shows in the war years.



This book is your ultimate resource for Orson Welles. Here you will find the most up-to-date information, photos, and much more.



In easy to read chapters, with extensive references and links to get you to know all there is to know about his Early life, Career and Personal life right away: Orson Welles filmography, List of awards and nominations received by Orson Welles, The Hearts of Age, Swiss Family Robinson (1940 film), Citizen Kane, The Magnificent Ambersons (film), Journey into Fear (1943 film), Follow the Boys, Jane Eyre (1944 film), Duel in the Sun (film), Tomorrow Is Forever, The Stranger (1946 film), The Lady from Shanghai, Macbeth (1948 film), Black Magic (1949 film), The Third Man, Prince of Foxes (film), The Black Rose, Return to Glennascaul, Othello (1952 film), Trent's Last Case (1952 film), Royal Affairs in Versailles, Trouble in the Glen, Three Cases of Murder, Napoléon (1955 film), Mr. Arkadin, Moby Dick (1956 film), Man in the Shadow, The Long, Hot Summer, Touch of Evil, The Vikings (1958 film), The Roots of Heaven, Compulsion (film), Ferry to Hong Kong, David and Goliath (1960 film), Crack in the Mirror, The Battle of Austerlitz, La Fayette (film), King of Kings (1961 film), The Trial (1962 film), Ro.Go.Pa.G., The V.I.P.s, The Finest Hours, A King's Story, Marco the Magnificent, Chimes at Midnight, Is Paris Burning?, A Man for All Seasons (1966 film),
George Orson Welles (May 6, 1915 – October 10, 1985), best known as Orson Welles, was an American film director, actor, theatre director, screenwriter, and producer, who worked extensively in film, theatre, television and radio. Noted for his innovative dramatic productions as well as his distinctive voice and personality, Welles is widely acknowledged as one of the most accomplished dramatic artists of the twentieth century, especially for his significant and influential early work—despite his notoriously contentious relationship with Hollywood. His distinctive directorial style featured layered, nonlinear narrative forms, innovative uses of lighting such as chiaroscuro, unique camera angles, sound techniques borrowed from radio, deep focus shots, and long takes. Welles's long career in film is noted for his struggle for artistic control in the face of pressure from studios. Many of his films were heavily edited and others left unreleased. He has been praised as a major creative force and as "the ultimate auteur."
After directing a number of high-profile theatrical productions in his early twenties, including an innovative adaptation of Macbeth and The Cradle Will Rock, Welles found national and international fame as the director and narrator of a 1938 radio adaptation of H.G. Wells's novel The War of the Worlds performed for the radio drama anthology series Mercury Theatre on the Air. It was reported to have caused widespread panic when listeners thought that an invasion by extraterrestrial beings was occurring. Although these reports of panic were mostly false and overstated, they rocketed Welles to instant notoriety.
Citizen Kane (1941), his first film with RKO, in which he starred in the role of Charles Foster Kane, is often considered the greatest film ever made. Several of his other films, including The Magnificent Ambersons (1942), Touch of Evil (1958), Chimes at Midnight (1965), and F for Fake (1974), are also widely considered to be masterpieces.
In 2002, he was voted the greatest film director of all time in two separate British Film Institute polls among directors and critics, and a wide survey of critical consensus, best-of lists, and historical retrospectives calls him the most acclaimed director of all time. Well known for his baritone voice, Welles was also an extremely well regarded actor and was voted number 16 in AFI's 100 Years...100 Stars list of the greatest American film actors of all time. He was also a celebrated Shakespearean stage actor and an accomplished magician, starring in troop variety shows in the war years.



This book is your ultimate resource for Orson Welles. Here you will find the most up-to-date information, photos, and much more.



In easy to read chapters, with extensive references and links to get you to know all there is to know about his Early life, Career and Personal life right away: Orson Welles filmography, List of awards and nominations received by Orson Welles, The Hearts of Age, Swiss Family Robinson (1940 film), Citizen Kane, The Magnificent Ambersons (film), Journey into Fear (1943 film), Follow the Boys, Jane Eyre (1944 film), Duel in the Sun (film), Tomorrow Is Forever, The Stranger (1946 film), The Lady from Shanghai, Macbeth (1948 film), Black Magic (1949 film), The Third Man, Prince of Foxes (film), The Black Rose, Return to Glennascaul, Othello (1952 film), Trent's Last Case (1952 film), Royal Affairs in Versailles, Trouble in the Glen, Three Cases of Murder, Napoléon (1955 film), Mr. Arkadin, Moby Dick (1956 film), Man in the Shadow, The Long, Hot Summer, Touch of Evil, The Vikings (1958 film), The Roots of Heaven, Compulsion (film), Ferry to Hong Kong, David and Goliath (1960 film), Crack in the Mirror, The Battle of Austerlitz, La Fayette (film), King of Kings (1961 film), The Trial (1962 film), Ro.Go.Pa.G., The V.I.P.s, The Finest Hours, A King's Story, Marco the Magnificent, Chimes at Midnight, Is Paris Burning?, A Man for All Seasons (1966 film),

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