Orson Welles Movie Poster Book

Orson Welles Movie Poster Book

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After scaring Americans with a radio report of a Martian invasion of New Jersey, Orson Welles was considered a genius. Enter Hollywood. Welles was signed to a $225,000 contract with RKO to write, direct and produce two films. He was given total control and a percentage of the profits. He was only 24 years old. Welles' first film (also his first feature film in his career) turned to be one of the greatest films ever made. It was "Citizen Kane," chronicling the stormy life of an influential publishing tycoon, Charles Foster Kane (played by Welles). The film was a critical success. Welles won an Academy Award for Best Writing (Original Screenplay) by Herman J. Mankiewicz and Welles. The "Orson Welles Movie Poster Book" celebrates the genius and film accomplishments of Welles. During his nearly 45-year film career, Welles did it all. He was an actor, narrator, writer, director, producer, editor and then some.This book presents nearly 100 pieces of poster art, all in color, from nearly 70 of his films, including samplers of lobby cards, half-sheets and inserts, posters from foreign language versions, and posters from and re-released films, documentaries and non-fiction portrayals.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 148 pages
  • 148.6 x 214.1 x 18.5mm | 390.09g
  • United States
  • English
  • colour illustrations
  • 1508501297
  • 9781508501299