At the end of the street in the shadow [electronic resource] : Orson Welles and the city / Matthew Asprey Gear
- Gear, Matthew Asprey
- London ; New York : Wallflower Press, 
- Physical Description:
- ix, 292 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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- Welles's U.S.A. -- Pan-America -- Postwar Europe -- Immortal stories.
- "The films of Orson Welles inhabit the spaces of cities--from America's industrializing midland to its noirish borderlands, from Europe's medieval fortresses to its Kafkaesque labyrinths and postwar rubblescapes. His movies take us through dark streets to confront nightmarish struggles for power, the carnivalesque and bizarre, and the shadows and light of human character. This ambitious new study explores Welles's vision of cities by following recurring themes across his work including urban transformation, race relations and fascism, the utopian promise of cosmopolitanism, and romantic nostalgia for archaic forms of urban culture. It focuses on the personal and political foundation of Welles's cinematic cities--the way he invented urban spaces on film to serve his dramatic, thematic, and ideological purposes. The critical scope goes beyond Welles' thirteen commercially-released feature films by drawing on extensive research in international archives and building on the work of previous scholars."--Page 4 of cover.
- 9780231173407 (cloth : acid-free paper)
0231173407 (cloth : acid-free paper)
9780231173414 (pbk. : acid-free paper)
0231173415 (pbk. : acid-free paper)
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- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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