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Rosebud By David Thomson

Rosebud
by David Thomson

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This work charts the life of a man who stilled the world with his performance in "Citizen Kane" in 1941. Orson Welles seemed to possess inhuman energy and a phenomenal voice but in the final rootless years when he yielded to obesity, this cinematic genius became a tragic figure.
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Rosebud: Story of Orson Welles by David Thomson

This work charts the life of a man who stilled the world with his performance in "Citizen Kane" in 1941. It traces the rise and fall of one of Hollywood's greatest innovators - raconteur nonpareil, gifted with invention and awsome talent whose early success bored him and triggered the long decline into excess and self-destruction. This biography probes, with fresh insights, the essential questions surrounding Welles, realizing the ferocious energy and demonic intellect behind the boy genius. Despite his production of dazzling Broadway theatre and radio drama, and his performance - perhaps the best in his career - as Harry Lime in "The Third Man", he lived in a strange twilight world where he felt rejected and hopelessly unfulfilled. The work ends with the final rootless years, when he yielded to obesity and the genius Welles became a tragic figure.

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About David Thomson


David Thomson is London-born but has lived and worked in California for over twenty years. He writes and reviews films regularly for major press publications.

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GOR002803731
Rosebud: Story of Orson Welles by David Thomson
David Thomson
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Little, Brown & Company
1996-09-05
480
0316881953
9780316881951
N/A
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