This is Orson Welles

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Orson Welles confounded his fans and his critics throughout his life. Arriving in Hollywood in 1939, he was proclaimed the "Wonder Boy" and by the age of 25 he had made arguably one of the greatest films of the century, "Citizen Kane". Flamboyant and visionary as a film and theatre director, radio producer and actor, writer, painter and magician, he spent his life working and yet he has been misunderstood as a "difficult, unorthodox" man who had achieved little from a promising start. Until he met Peter Bogdanovich - director of "The Last Picture Show", "Paper Moon" and "Mask", and himself a Hollywood maverick - Welles delighted in fuelling the myths that surrounded him and his work. In "This is Orson Welles", he comes clean, revealing in detail the intricacies of his work and, in his own words, "puts the record straight".

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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. This is Orson Welles, a collection of penetrating and witty conversations between Welles and Peter Bogdanovich, includes insights into: Welles' 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.

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Peter Bogdanovich is the award-winning director of The Last Picture Show, Paper Moon, What's Up Doc?, Mask, and others; he is also the author of John Ford, Pieces of Time, The Killing of the Unicorn, and Who the Devil Made It. He lives in New York City. Jonathan Rosenbaum is the co-author of Midnight Movies, author of Moving Places, Placing Movies, and Movies as Politics; and film critic for the Chicago Reader.

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