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    DescriptionOrson Welles (USA, 1915-1985) was a complete auteur, a brilliant director and scriptwriter, a prodigious actor of memorable physique and a figure of legend. He began his directing career in 1940, at the age of twenty-five, with Citizen Kane, an undisputed, ground-breaking masterpiece of cinema history. Welles' stature as a baroque, impetuous and profoundly free artist made the studios uncomfortable. He had control of every detail on the twelve feature films he was able to make, including Lady from Shanghai with Rita Hayworth (1947), Touch of Evil with Charlton Heston (1958), adaptations of Shakespeare's plays including Macbeth (1948) and Othello (1952) and Kafka's The Trial (1962). Orson Welles remains a unique figure in cinema history and a real source of inspiration for future generations of film-makers.

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    Orson Welles
    Masters of Cinema
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Paolo Mereghetti
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 104
    Width: 194 mm
    Height: 238 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 399 g
    ISBN 13: 9782866427016
    ISBN 10: 2866427017

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.6
    BIC E4L: PER
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: APFB
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    B&T General Subject: 595
    DC22: 791.430233092
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 04
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15880
    Ingram Subject Code: PA
    B&T Approval Code: C07561000
    DC22: 791.4302
    BISAC V2.8: PER018000
    Libri: FILM5077
    LC classification: PN1998.3.W45 M4713 2011
    Thema V1.0: ATFB
    Illustrations note
    Cahiers du Cinema
    Imprint name
    Cahiers du Cinema
    Publication date
    01 June 2011
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    Author Information
    Paolo Mreghetti is a journalist and critic, notably for Corriere della Sera. He is the author of a well-known Italian dictionary of Cinema [Il Mergehetti], and has also contributed to the Venice Film Festival.
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    'short, beautifully illustrated essays on great directors' The Times 'bargain price. Does an already saturated market need yet more auteur guides? On this evidence, yes. ... briskly paced, scalpel-sharp primers ...The collective quality is high, the tone scholarly but not intimidating. ... A triumph of layout as much as content, each book glows with gorgeous on- and off-screen archive photography... Magnifique.' Total Film 'text [...] is authoritative ... [an] excellent selection of photographs ... [will] bring back memories of a classic era in cinema. ... This title, as well as others in the series, will be a welcome addition to any film lover's library - and at GBP5.95 it represents excellent value for money.' Caravan Club 'reasonably-priced .. Morghetti take[s] readers on a[n] informative journey that is well worth the book's low cover-price.' Screen Trade