Making Movies with Orson WellesMaking Movies with Orson Welles



"In 1958, after viewing the noir classic Touch of Evil, Gary Graver decided he wanted to direct films.

Author: Gary Graver

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810882294

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In Making Movies with Orson Welles, Graver recounts the highs and lows of the moviemaking business as he and one of the most important and influential directors of all time struggled to get films produced. The two men collaborated on more than a dozen projects, including F for Fake, Filming Othello, and the still-unreleased The Other Side of the Wind. Their close friendship and creative filmmaking partnership would endure for 15 years, until Welles' death in 1985. Also including a filmography of works and 20 photos from Graver's personal collection, this fascinating memoir recalls what it was like to work with the legendary Welles and offers advice and tales of caution for future filmmakers.

Orson Welles s Last MovieOrson Welles s Last Movie



Coincidentally, it was the story of a legendary self-destructive director who returns to Hollywood from years of self-imposed exile in Europe. Welles swore it wasn’t autobiographical.

Author: Josh Karp

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781250016089

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Journalist Josh Karp shines a spotlight on the making of The Other Side of the Wind—the final unfinished film from the auteur of Citizen Kane in Orson Welles’s Last Movie, the basis of Oscar-winning director Morgan Neville’s Netflix Original Documentary, They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead. In the summer of 1970, legendary but self-destructive director Orson Welles returned to Hollywood from years of self-imposed exile in Europe and decided it was time to make a comeback movie. Coincidentally, it was the story of a legendary self-destructive director who returns to Hollywood from years of self-imposed exile in Europe. Welles swore it wasn’t autobiographical. The Other Side of the Wind was supposed to take place during a single day, and Welles planned to shoot it in eight weeks. It took six years during his lifetime—only to be finally completed more than thirty years after his death by The Last Picture Show director Peter Bogdanovich, who narrates the film, and released by Netflix. Orson Welles’s Last Movie is a fast-paced, behind-the-scenes account of the bizarre, hilarious, and remarkable making of what has been called “the greatest home movie that no one has ever seen.” Funded by the shah of Iran’s brother-in-law, and based on a script that Welles rewrote every night for years, the film was a final attempt to one-up his own best work. It’s a production best encompassed by its star—the celebrated director of The Maltese Falcon, John Huston—who described the making of the film as “an adventure shared by desperate men that finally came to nothing.”

What Ever Happened to Orson Welles What Ever Happened to Orson Welles



Film critic Joseph McBride, who acted in Welles’s unfinished film The Other Side of the Wind, challenges conventional wisdom about Welles’s supposed creative decline in this first comprehensive examination of the films of Welles’s ...

Author: Joseph McBride

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813145969

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At twenty-five, Orson Welles (1915-1985) directed, co-wrote, and starred in Citizen Kane, widely considered the best film ever made. But Welles was such a revolutionary filmmaker that he found himself at odds with the Hollywood studio system. His work was so far ahead of its time that he never regained the wide popular following he had once enjoyed as a young actor-director on the radio. Frustrated by Hollywood and falling victim to the postwar blacklist, Welles departed for a long European exile. But he kept making films, functioning with the creative freedom of an independent filmmaker before that term became common and eventually preserving his independence by funding virtually all his own projects. Because he worked defiantly outside the system, Welles has often been maligned as an errant genius who squandered his early promise. Film critic Joseph McBride, who acted in Welles's legendary unfinished film The Other Side of the Wind, provocatively challenges conventional wisdom about Welles's supposed creative decline. McBride is the first author to provide a comprehensive examination of the films of Welles's artistically rich yet little-known later period. During the 1970s and '80s, Welles was breaking new aesthetic ground, experimenting as adventurously as he had throughout his career. McBride's friendship and collaboration with Welles and his interviews with those who knew and worked with the director make What Ever Happened to Orson Welles? a portrait of rare intimacy and insight. Reassessing Welles's final period in the context of his entire life and work, McBride's revealing portrait of this great film artist will change the terms of how Orson Welles is regarded.

The Interior Versus the Exterior in Orson Welles s Macbeth and Laurence Olivier s Hamlet in ComparisonThe Interior Versus the Exterior in Orson Welles s Macbeth and Laurence Olivier s Hamlet in Comparison



Seminar paper from the year 2008 in the subject English - Literature, Works, grade: 2,7, http: //www.uni-jena.de/ (Anglistisch/Amerikanistisches Institut), course: Hauptseminar: Shakespeare in the movies, language: English, abstract: ...

Author: Doreen Bärwolf

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783640695270

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Seminar paper from the year 2008 in the subject English - Literature, Works, grade: 2,7, http: //www.uni-jena.de/ (Anglistisch/Amerikanistisches Institut), course: Hauptseminar: Shakespeare in the movies, language: English, abstract: Shakespeare was, arguably, the most interesting author of the Renaissance and still is one of the most taught and influential writers today. That is also the reason for so many films being based on Shakespeare's tragedies and comedies. The most successful period of making movies on Shakespearean dramas in history was the twentieth century. Very well-known and talented directors of the time challenged each other in making Shakespearean movies. Most successful for example were Sven Gade with his silent movie of Hamlet, Franco Zefferelli using Mel Gibson's talent also in Hamlet, as well as Kenneth Brannagh and many others. However the most famous films are the Shakespeare adaptations of Laurence Olivier and Orson Welles. Both had a lot of talent in being director, main actor and producer in one person in most of their productions. Because of their very interesting version and vision of Shakespeare, the Hamlet adaptation by Laurence Oliver and the Macbeth adaptation by Orson Welles will be the subject of this paper. The first topic in the first chapter of this assignment will be Laurence Olivier with his adaptation of Shakespeare's Hamlet. There will be a discussion on the concept of his film in general, which includes Olivier's vision of the setting, the time the film takes place in and the cutting of original scenes in Shakespeare. The centre of this paper will be the discussion of the interior and exterior elements of the film, influencing each other contrastively. The third chapter will discuss Orson Welles's adaptation of Macbeth. Similar to the previous chapter, the concept and the background of the film will be examined and hence the special methods of Welles to express the interior and exterior elements of his movie will be discusse

Orson WellesOrson Welles



The ways in which to write about Orson Welles and his films are as varied as the talents of the man himself. ... by Clinton Heylin, chronicles that battle and many others the writer, director and actor fought to make his kind of movies.

Author: Randy Rasmussen

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786482351

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Orson Welles, a self-conscious storyteller who often invited his audience to question the methods and veracity of what they see and hear. He was that rare magician who both pulled the wool over our eyes, for our delight, and unravelled the wool before our eyes, encouraging us to ponder the nature of the magic itself. Many of the characters in Welles’s movies can also be seen as magicians of a sort, creating impressions intended to manipulate other characters, or even themselves, in one direction or another. But unlike Welles, few of them voluntarily expose their tricks to the scrutiny of their victims. Six major Welles films—Citizen Kane, The Magnificent Ambersons, The Lady from Shanghai, Touch of Evil, The Trial, and Chimes at Midnight—receive a scene by scene analysis in this critical study. From a viewer’s perspective it illuminates the dramatic rhythms of each film as they unfold on screen and from the soundtrack. Frequent analogies to other movies and pertinent quotations from the impressions of other commentators broaden the text, but always within the scene by scene progression dictated by the film under discussion.

What Ever Happened to Orson Welles What Ever Happened to Orson Welles



I think, at the end of the day, Orson Welles just plain loved making movies. He didn't care who paid for it, how it happened, or even if he had a crew. He just wanted to get up every day and make movies. And in the last years of his ...

Author: Joseph McBride

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813145952

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At the age of twenty-five, Orson Welles (1915--1985) directed, co-wrote, and starred in Citizen Kane, widely regarded as the greatest film ever made. But Welles was such a revolutionary filmmaker that he found himself at odds with the Hollywood studio system. His work was so far ahead of its time that he never regained the wide popular following he had once enjoyed as a young actor-director on the radio. What Ever Happened to Orson Welles?: A Portrait of an Independent Career challenges the conventional wisdom that Welles's career after Kane was a long decline and that he spent his final years doing little but eating and making commercials while squandering his earlier promise. In this intimate and often surprising personal portrait, Joseph McBride shows instead how Welles never stopped directing radical, adventurous films and was always breaking new artistic ground as a filmmaker. McBride is the first author to provide a comprehensive examination of the films of Welles's artistically rich yet little-known later period in the United States (1970--1985), when McBride knew and worked with him. McBride reports on Welles's daringly experimental film projects, including the legendary 1970--1976 unfinished film The Other Side of the Wind, Welles's satire of Hollywood during the "Easy Rider era"; McBride gives a unique insider perspective on Welles from the viewpoint of a young film critic playing a spoof of himself in a cast headed by John Huston and Peter Bogdanovich. To put Welles's widely misunderstood later years into context, What Ever Happened to Orson Welles? reexamines the filmmaker's entire life and career. McBride offers many fresh insights into the collapse of Welles's Hollywood career in the 1940s, his subsequent political blacklisting, and his long period of European exile. An enlightening and entertaining look at Welles's brilliant and enigmatic career as a filmmaker, What Ever Happened to Orson Welles? serves as a major reinterpretation of Welles's life and work. McBride clears away the myths that have long obscured Welles's later years and have caused him to be falsely regarded as a tragic failure. McBride's revealing portrait of this great artist will change the terms of how Orson Welles is understood as a man, an actor, a political figure, and a filmmaker.

Orson Welles in FocusOrson Welles in Focus



Gary Graver, with Andrew J. Rausch, Making Movies with Orson Welles: A Memoir (Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2008), 19. 16. The films broadcast as part of The Silent Years series were The Gold Rush, Son of the Sheik, Intolerance, ...

Author: James N. Gilmore

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253032980

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Through his radio and film works, such as The War of the Worlds and Citizen Kane, Orson Welles became a household name in the United States. Yet Welles’s multifaceted career went beyond these classic titles and included lesser-known but nonetheless important contributions to television, theater, newspaper columns, and political activism. Orson Welles in Focus: Texts and Contexts examines neglected areas of Welles’s work, shedding light on aspects of his art that have been eclipsed by a narrow focus on his films. By positioning Welles’s work during a critical period of his activity (the mid-1930s through the 1950s) in its larger cultural, political, aesthetic, and industrial contexts, the contributors to this volume examine how he participated in and helped to shape modern media. This exploration of Welles in his totality illuminates and expands our perception of his contributions that continue to resonate today.

Orson Welles RememberedOrson Welles Remembered



He and Stringer were making low budget movies, little action pictures that they'd been doing a while. I became a part of that group. All I did was support them. I put stands on the ground, lifted equipment, did anything I could to be ...

Author: Peter Prescott Tonguette

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476611518

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With a career spanning almost five decades, Orson Welles became—and in many ways still is—one of entertainment’s biggest names. His temperamental vitality, his humor and his general theatricality contributed volumes to the American stage and movie screen. His concepts of lighting and staging brought a new era to American productions. Welles influenced an entire generation of directors. These interviews conducted between 2003 and 2005 record the reminiscences of 30 individuals who worked with Orson Welles in a professional capacity. Beginning with 1937 and his work in Mercury Theatre, it follows a selected few of many who were part of Welles’s life up to his sudden death in October 1985. Including actors, editors, cinematographers, camera assistants and magicians, the work presents a rounded view of Welles’s career and, to some extent, his personal life. Each interview is presented in question and answer format with occasional commentary inserted for context or clarification. Projects discussed include Welles’s most notable (Citizen Kane and War of the Worlds) as well as others like Heart of Darkness and The Cradle Will Rock which never quite reached fruition.

The Films of Martin Scorsese and Robert De NiroThe Films of Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro



In this book, Andrew J. Rausch examines the creative output of director Martin Scorsese and actor Robert De Niro: from their initial offering, Mean Streets, to their most recent film together, Casino.

Author: Andrew J. Rausch

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810874145

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In this book, Andrew J. Rausch examines the creative output of director Martin Scorsese and actor Robert De Niro: from their initial offering, Mean Streets, to their most recent film together, Casino. Rausch looks at their relationship as individual artists who combined their talents to create cinematic magic, including the recognized classics Taxi Driver, Raging Bull and GoodFellas.

The Making of Citizen Kane Revised EditionThe Making of Citizen Kane Revised Edition



This new edition includes a revised preface and overview of criticism, an updated chronology of the film's reception history, a reconsideration of the locus of responsibility of Welles's ill-fated The Magnificent Ambersons, and new ...

Author: Orson Welles

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520205677

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Citizen Kane, widely considered the greatest film ever made, continues to fascinate critics and historians as well as filmgoers. While credit for its genius has traditionally been attributed solely to its director, Orson Welles, Carringer's pioneering study documents the shared creative achievements of Welles and his principal collaborators. The Making of Citizen Kane, copiously illustrated with rare photographs and production documents, also provides an in-depth view of the operations of the Hollywood studio system. This new edition includes a revised preface and overview of criticism, an updated chronology of the film's reception history, a reconsideration of the locus of responsibility of Welles's ill-fated The Magnificent Ambersons, and new photographs.

Orson WellesOrson Welles



Interviews Orson Welles Mark W. Estrin ... And I've spent too much energy on things that have nothing to do with making a movie . ... I fell so much in love with making movies that the theatre lost everything for me ...

Author: Orson Welles

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 1578062098

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It is only in the editing studio that he possesses "absolute control." With scholarly erudition, Welles revels in the plays of Shakespeare and discusses their adaptation to stage and screen. He assesses rival directors and eminent actors, offers penetrating analyses of Citizen Kane, Touch of Evil, Chimes at Midnight, and The Third Man, and declares that he never made a film that lacked an ethical point-of-view. Book jacket.

Orson WellesOrson Welles



An array of interviews, profiles, and press conferences tracing the half century that this multidimensional film director and actor was in the public eye

Author: Orson Welles

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105110429094

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An array of interviews, profiles, and press conferences tracing the half century that this multidimensional film director and actor was in the public eye

This Is Orson WellesThis Is Orson Welles



This Is Orson Welles, a collection of penetrating and witty conversations between Welles and Peter Bogdanovich, includes insights into Welles's radio, theater, film, and television work; Hollywood producers, directors, and stars; and almost ...

Author: Orson Welles

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 030680834X

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Innovative film and theater director, radio producer, actor, writer, painter, narrator, and magician, Orson Welles (1915–1985) was the last true Renaissance man of the twentieth century. From such great radio works as "War of the Worlds" to his cinematic masterpieces Citizen Kane, The Magnificent Ambersons, Othello, Macbeth, Touch of Evil, and Chimes at Midnight, Welles was a master storyteller, as expansive as he was enigmatic. This Is Orson Welles, a collection of penetrating and witty conversations between Welles and Peter Bogdanovich, includes insights into Welles's radio, theater, film, and television work; Hollywood producers, directors, and stars; and almost everything else, from acting to magic, literature to comic strips, bullfighters to gangsters. Now including Welles's revealing memo to Universal about his artistic intentions for Touch of Evil, (of which the "director's edition" was released in Fall 1998) this book, which Welles ultimately considered his autobiography, is a masterpiece as unique and engaging as the best of his works.

Discovering Orson WellesDiscovering Orson Welles



Ruiz once said to me, in defense of Welles's reputation as a maker of unfinished films, “All films are unfinished—except, possibly, those of Bresson.” Which leads us logically to 5. Incompletion as an aesthetic factor.

Author: Jonathan Rosenbaum

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520251236

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'Discovering Orson Welles' collects Rosenbaum's writings to date on Welles and makes an irrefutable case for the seriousness of his work, illuminating both Welles the artist and Welles the man. The book is also a chronicle of Rosenbaum's highly personal writer's journey and his efforts to arrive at the truth.

Making Movie MagicMaking Movie Magic



Script changes were a regular occurrence and the relationship between Sellers and his costar Orson Welles, who played villain LeChiffre, was stretched even before they met. Sellers was terrified of having to work with Welles and turned ...

Author: John Richardson

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780750994392

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JOHN RICHARDSON is an Oscar-winning special effects supervisor and designer, who has been involved in over 100 movies, including nine James Bond adventures, all eight Harry Potter films, Aliens, Superman, A Bridge Too Far, Straw Dogs, The Omen, Cliffhanger, Far and Away, Willow . . . and many, many more. In creating the magic that flows through these films – by creating huge explosions, beheading people, producing futuristic gadgets, making a man fly or breathing life into creatures that amaze and haunt us – Richardson has come to hold a unique place in cinema history. The son of pioneering FX technician Cliff Richardson, he learned his trade at the feet of a master of the craft. With over five decades of adventures under his belt, and a vast photographic collection of unseen pictures, Richardson now lifts the lid on his exciting and fascinating career of making movie magic.

Picture Composition for Film and TelevisionPicture Composition for Film and Television



1 Invisible technique Learning the ropes There have been a number of boy-wonders and young prodigies in the history of film making but the most spectacular debut was when 25-year-old Orson Welles was summoned to RKO in 1939 to make his ...

Author: Peter Ward

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780240516813

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Composition is the bedrock of the camera operator's craft, yet it is seldom taught in training courses in the belief that it is an intuitive, personal skill. This book shows how composition can be learned, and includes the compositional implications of widescreen, DV cameras and virtual sets.

Women Make MoviesWomen Make Movies



HENRY JAGLOM: VENICE/VENICE Henry Jaglom's style of filmmaking was probably best described by his dear friend, Orson Welles, who said of Henry's films, "You have a different way of making movies than almost anybody else.

Author: John Gaspard

Publisher: Albert's Bridge Books

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Advice from the Trenches Are you looking to break into the film business? Read valuable lessons from these formidable women about the art and craft of making movies: How to break in, stay in and rise to the top. Eleven women who've found success in the film and television industry (directors, actors, writers, editors, executives) talk about what it took to get them to where they are today. Amy Heckerling (Director, Clue, Fast Times at Ridgemont High) Susan Seidelman (Director, Desperately Seeking Susan) Lesli Linka Glater (Director, Homeland, The West Wing, Twin Peaks) Carol Littleton (Editor, The Big Chill, Body Heat) Nancy Savoca (Director, True Love, Household Saints) Dody Dorn (Editor, Memento, Insomnia) Susan Coyne (Actress, Co-Creator, Slings & Arrows) Mo Collins (Actress, MadTV, Fear The Walking Dead) Edie Falco (Actress, The Sopranos, Nurse Jackie) Debra Eisenstadt (Actress, Oleanna and Director, Blush and Before the Sun Explodes) Donna Smith (Production Manager and the first women to run production at a major studio) This book provides great insight and information on the real story behind working in the film business. Grab it today!

Making Movies BlackMaking Movies Black



... by John Houseman and Orson Welles , and a postwar movie produced by Jaime Prades of Buenos Aires , directed by a leftist French director , Pierre Chenal , and written and acted by Wright himself . " Movies were his dish , " a friend ...

Author: Thomas Cripps

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195360349

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This is the second volume of Thomas Cripps's definitive history of African-Americans in Hollywood. It covers the period from World War II through the civil rights movement of the 1960s, examining this period through the prism of popular culture. Making Movies Black shows how movies anticipated and helped form America's changing ideas about race. Cripps contends that from the liberal rhetoric of the war years--marked as it was by the propaganda catchwords brotherhood and tolerance--came movies that defined a new African-American presence both in film and in American society at large. He argues that the war years, more than any previous era, gave African-American activists access to centers of cultural influence and power in both Washington and Hollywood. Among the results were an expanded black imagery on the screen during the war--in combat movies such as Bataan, Crash Dive, and Sahara; musicals such as Stormy Weather and Cabin in the Sky; and government propaganda films such as The Negro Soldier and Wings for this Man (narrated by Ronald Reagan!). After the war, the ideologies of both black activism and integrationism persisted, resulting in the 'message movie' era of Pinky, Home of the Brave, and No Way Out, a form of racial politics that anticipated the goals of the Civil Rights Movement. Delving into previously inaccessible records of major Hollywood studios, among them Warner Bros., RKO, and 20th Century-Fox, as well as records of the Office of War Information in the National Archives, and records of the NAACP, and interviews with survivors of the era, Cripps reveals the struggle of both lesser known black filmmakers like Carlton Moss and major figures such as Sidney Poitier. More than a narrative history, Making Movies Black reaches beyond the screen itself with sixty photographs, many never before published, which illustrate the mood of the time. Revealing the social impact of the classical Hollywood film, Making Movies Black is the perfect book for those interested in the changing racial climate in post-World War II American life.