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Orson Welles: Volume 2

Orson Welles: Volume 2 (Trade Paperback / Paperback, illustrated edition)

By Callow, Simon

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In this volume of his masterful, highly acclaimed biography, Callow captures the genius of Orson Welles, revealing a life even more extraordinary than the myths that have surrounded it.

ISBN 9780140275179
Barcode 9780140275179
Published 25 February 1999 by Penguin
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, illustrated edition
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Series Orson Welles (part: 02)
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ISBN-13 9780140275179
ISBN-10 0140275177
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin Books Ltd
Publication Date 25 February 1999
International Publication Date 1 December 2007
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, illustrated edition
Edition illustrated edition
Author(s) By Callow, Simon
Series Orson Welles (part: 02)
Category Individual Actors & Performers
Biography & Autobiography: Film, Television, Music, Theatre
Number of Pages 656
Dimensions Width: 145mm
Height: 201mm
Spine: 31mm
Weight 494g
Interest Age 18+ years
Reading Age 18+ years
Library of Congress Actors - United States, Motion picture producers and directors - United States, Welles, Orson, Welles, Orson
NBS Text Biography: The Arts
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code B
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

As a man and an artist, Orson Welles was larger-than-life--vivid, energetic, unpredictable, and riveting. But in this first volume of his masterful, highly acclaimed biography, Simon Callow finally captures the chameleonic genius whole, as only an actor/director deeply rooted in the entertainment industry could. Here, brilliantly placed in its historical and social setting, is Welles's prodigious childhood; his youth in New York, with its fraught partnership with John Houseman and the groundbreaking triumphs of his all-black Macbeth and his modern-dress Julius Caesar; the pioneering radio work that culminated in the notorious 1938 broadcast of War of the Worlds ; and finally, Hollywood--with a fascinatingly detailed and authoritative account of the making of Citizen Kane, still regarded by many as the finest film of all time. Rich in detail, wit, and insight, Callow's Orson Welles succeeds in revealing a life even more extraordinary than the myths that have surrounded it.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review aAnimated by a brisk intelligence . . . He shapes and interprets his material and with panache places his story in rich context.a<br> a The Atlantic Monthly <br> aMr. Callow, a divine and witty actor, is also a gifted writer . . . the sparkling second volume is a rollercoaster.a<br> a The Wall Street Journal <br> aUnfailingly intelligent and well written . . . Callowas portrait is so vivid and three- dimensional.a<br> a Variety

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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 Four Weddings and a Funeral. His other books include Orson Welles: The Road to Xanadu, Orson Welles: One-Man Band, Shooting the Actor, and Being an Actor.

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