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By Callow, Simon

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The reason for the decline of Orson Welles' career is a hotly debated issue. When Citizen Kane, his first film, opened in 1941, Welles was universally acclaimed as the audacious filmmaker alive. In 1947, Welles left America for Europe and lived for the best part of twenty years i... read full description below.

ISBN 9780099462613
Barcode 9780099462613
Published 2 July 2007 by Vintage
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ISBN-13 9780099462613
ISBN-10 0099462613
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Vintage
Imprint Vintage
Publication Date 2 July 2007
International Publication Date 31 December 1999
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Callow, Simon
Category Performing Arts: Films, Cinema
Biography & Autobiography: Film, Television, Music, Theatre
Number of Pages 560
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 34mm
Weight 419g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Biography: The Arts
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 791.430233092
Catalogue Code 652005

Description of this Book

The reason for the decline of Orson Welles' career is a hotly debated issue, but decline it certainly did. When Citizen Kane, his first film, opened in 1941, Welles was universally acclaimed as the most audacious filmmaker alive. But instead of marking the beginning of a triumphant career in Hollywood, the film still regularly voted the greatest ever made proved to be an exception in Welles' life and work. In 1947, Welles left America for Europe and lived for the best part of twenty years in self-imposed exile. Welles himself famously quipped 'I started at the top and worked my way down' - the second volume of Simon Callow's compelling biography tells the story of that complex and protracted descent from grace.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review It is not only the best biography of Welles that we can possibly have, it is also one of the best biographies in any field I've read in years. <br>- Roger Lewis, Sunday Express <br> A vivid, sympathetic account . . . provides a definitive explanation of Welles's ultimate, lingering downfall. <br>- Financial Times
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Simon Callow is an actor, director and writer. He has appeared on the stage and in many films, including the hugely popular Four Weddings and a Funeral. Callow's books include Being an Actor, Shooting the Actor, a highly acclaimed biography of Charles Laughton, and Love Is Where It Falls, an account of his friendship with Peggy Ramsay.

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