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The Magic World of Orson Welles - cover

The Magic World of Orson Welles

James Naremore

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

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Summary

Prodigy. Iconoclast. Genius. Exile. Orson Welles remains one of the most discussed figures in cinematic history. James Naremore presents a revised third edition of his incomparable study, including a new section on the unfinished film The  Other Side of the Wind . Naremore analyzes the political and psychological implications of the films, Welles's idiosyncratic style, and the biographical details--both playful and vexing--that impacted the works. Itself a historic film study,  The Magic World of Orson Welles  unlocks the soaring art and quixotic methods of a master.

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