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Rosebud: The Story of Orson Welles

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Awards

A New York Times Notable Book of the Year

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Orson Welles arrived in Hollywood as a boy genius, became a legend with a single perfect film, and then spent the next forty years floundering. But Welles floundered so variously, ingeniously, and extravagantly that he turned failure into "a sustaining tragedy" — his thing, his song. Now the prodigal genius of the American cinema finally has the biographer he deserves. For, as anyone who has read his novels and criticism knows, David Thomson is one of our most perceptive and splendidly opinionated writers on film.

In Rosebud, Thomson follows the wild arc of Welles's career, from The War of the Worlds broadcast to the triumph of Citizen Kane, the mixed triumph of The Magnificent Ambersons, and the strange and troubling movies that followed. Here, too, is the unfolding of the Welles persona — the grand gestures, the womanizing, the high living, the betrayals. Thomson captures it all with a critical acumen and stylistic dash that make this book not so much a study of Welles's life and work as a glorious companion piece to them.

Review:

"Whether he's channeling the voice of Cary Grant or musing about the death of a friend, the breakup of his own marriage or the business of filmmaking and celebrity culture, Thomson remains a captivating critic of the dream factoryand an unabashed fan." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"Easily the best book on Orson Welles." New Yorker

Review:

"Insightful, controversial, and highly readable — Rosebud is biography at its best." Cleveland Plain Dealer

Review:

"History and analysis deftly merge in an effective presentation of Welles's erratic final years." Kirkus Reviews

Synopsis:

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About the Author

London-born David Thomson graduated from Dulwich College and the London School of Film Technique. He has taught film studies at Dartmouth College, is on the selection committee for the New York Film Festival, and is a regular contributor to the Boston Globe, Film Comment, Los Angeles, and The New Republic. He lives in San Francisco with his wife and two children.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780679772835
Author:
Thomson, David
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Author:
Thomson, David
Location:
New York
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts - Movie Directors
Subject:
Film - Direction & Production
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts
Subject:
Actors
Subject:
Welles, orson, 1915-1985
Subject:
Motion picture producers and directors
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts - General
Subject:
Film & Video - Direction & Production
Subject:
Biography-Entertainment and Performing Arts
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Series Volume:
MS88-01
Publication Date:
19970931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
7.97x5.21x.98 in. .95 lbs.

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Product details 480 pages Vintage Books USA - English 9780679772835 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Whether he's channeling the voice of Cary Grant or musing about the death of a friend, the breakup of his own marriage or the business of filmmaking and celebrity culture, Thomson remains a captivating critic of the dream factoryand an unabashed fan." Publishers Weekly
"Review" by , "Easily the best book on Orson Welles."
"Review" by , "Insightful, controversial, and highly readable — Rosebud is biography at its best."
"Review" by , "History and analysis deftly merge in an effective presentation of Welles's erratic final years."
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