Despite the system : Orson Welles versus the Hollywood studios / Clinton Heylin
- Heylin, Clinton
- Chicago : Chicago Review Press, 
- Copyright Date:
- 1st ed.
- Physical Description:
- xiii, 402 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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- Preface: Dorian Gray in reverse -- Act One: Faith. Definitely not love in the tropics : Heart of darkness ; The Wellesian mosaic : Citizen Kane ; Journey into darkness : The way to Santiago and The magnificent Ambersons ; The spoiled brat gets his comeuppance : The magnificent Ambersons and It's all true -- Act Two: Hope. The nature of the enemy : It's all true, Carnaval in Rio ; A date with the supercutter : The stranger ; That quality of strangeness : The lady from Shanghai ; A perfect cross between Wuthering Heights and Bride of Frankenstein : Macbeth, The third man -- Act Three: Charity. The jigsaw pictures : Othello and Mr. Arkadin ; A candid partisan of the old eloquence : Touch of evil ; A dark turgid affair : Touch of evil ; Outside the system : The trial, Don Quixote, Chimes at midnight, The other side of the wind.
- Revealing the facts rather than the myths behind Orson Welles's Hollywood career, this history fills in the gaps behind the drama of one of the most well-known American filmmakers. Exploring why Welles's films, as released, never matched his youthful masterpiece Citizen Kane, this historical investigation delves into the enemies that hounded him, his unwaning faith in his audience, and the brilliance of his films--before they were butchered by the studios. Based on shooting scripts, schedules, internal memos, interviews, articles, lectures, and personal correspondence, this work creates a concrete picture of his struggles and successes, bringing to life the intelligent, perceptive, and passionate man who, for all his failings as a person, was utterly uncompromising in his art.--From publisher description.
- "An A Cappella Book."
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 357-361) and index.
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