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Despite the System: Orson Welles Versus the Hollywood Studios
Despite the System Orson Welles Versus the Hollywood Studios
Author: Clinton Heylin
Revealing the facts rather than the myths behind Orson Welles' Hollywood career, this groundbreaking history analyzes the career of one of the most well-known American filmmakers. Exploring why Welles' films never matched his youthful masterpiece Citizen Kane, this investigation delves into the enemies that hounded him, his unwaning faith...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781556526206
ISBN-10: 1556526202
Publication Date: 6/1/2006
Pages: 416
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Publisher: Chicago Review Press
Book Type: Paperback
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I find it hard to read biographies, but I wanted to know more about Orson Welles - why he was so unsuccessful in Hollywood after his stunning debut with Citizen Kane. This book explains it in great detail, with much background info, and without, I think, sentimentalism. An excellent study of a brilliant artist's journey.


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