Despite the System: Orson Welles Vs the Hollywood Studios by Clinton Heylin

Despite the System: Orson Welles Vs the Hollywood Studios by Clinton Heylin

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Shows how Orson Welles was undone by real people, with real motives - and by the circumstances found in a single time and place, Hollywood at the end of its golden era - and yet still succeeded in forging a body of work that, whatever its flaws, is without equal in the history of cinema.

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Orson Welles was all too aware, in his later years, that posterity would judge his life to have been essentially a failure: that it would construct a neat parabola of decline that would arc down from his youthful masterpiece, "Citizen Kane", to the wine adverts he used to fund his latter-day imbibing. In "Despite The System" Clinton Heylin shows brilliantly how Welles was undone by real people, with real motives - and by the circumstances found in a single time and place, Hollywood at the end of its golden era - and yet still succeeded in forging a body of work that, whatever its flaws, is without equal in the history of cinema. Through shooting scripts, internal memos, on-the-record interviews with protagonists, and Welles' private correspondence and conversations, Heylin grippingly reconstructs the career and life of a man who, by his own admission, was both a compulsive faker and perhaps the one true genius of the silver screen.

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SKU GOR002196925
Title Despite the System: Orson Welles Vs the Hollywood Studios
Author By (author) Clinton Heylin
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Canongate Books Ltd
Year Published 2006
Number of Pages 416
ISBN 10 1841956856
ISBN 13 9781841956855
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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Orson Welles was all too aware, in his later years, that posterity would judge his life to have been essentially a failure: that it would construct a neat parabola of decline that would arc down from his youthful masterpiece, "Citizen Kane", to the wine adverts he used to fund his latter-day imbibing. In "Despite The System" Clinton Heylin shows brilliantly how Welles was undone by real people, with real motives - and by the circumstances found in a single time and place, Hollywood at the end of its golden era - and yet still succeeded in forging a body of work that, whatever its flaws, is without equal in the history of cinema. Through shooting scripts, internal memos, on-the-record interviews with protagonists, and Welles' private correspondence and conversations, Heylin grippingly reconstructs the career and life of a man who, by his own admission, was both a compulsive faker and perhaps the one true genius of the silver screen.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR002196925
Title Despite the System: Orson Welles Vs the Hollywood Studios
Author By (author) Clinton Heylin
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Canongate Books Ltd
Year Published 2006
Number of Pages 416
ISBN 10 1841956856
ISBN 13 9781841956855
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No