Masters of Cinema: Orson Welles.

Mereghetti, Paolo.

Picture of Masters of Cinema: Orson Welles.
He made his first film, Citizen Kane

when he was 25, in 1940. It was a groundbreaking masterpiece of cinematic history. He continued to make 12 more films, and was a scriptwriter and actor as well. All his work was irresistible and passionate. Profusely illustrated and a good key to understanding his career.


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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.

Book Details

Author Mereghetti, Paolo.
Format PB
Series Title Masters of Cinema
Publisher Cahiers du Cinema
Imprint Cahiers du Cinema
Number of Pages 104
Illustrations 100
Publish Date 13/05/2011
Catalogue MP119
Catalogue book number 21