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Orson Welles's Citizen Kane : A Casebook - James Naremore

Orson Welles's Citizen Kane

A Casebook

By: James Naremore (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st August 2004
ISBN: 9780195158915
Number Of Pages: 304

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Citizen Kane is arguably the most admired and significant film since the advent of talking pictures. No other film is quite so interesting from both artistic and political points of view. To study it even briefly is to learn a great deal about American history, motion-picture style, and the literary aspects of motion-picture scripts. Rather than a sterile display of critical methodologies, James Naremore has gathered a set of essays that represent the essential writings on the film. It gives the reader a lively set of critical interpretations, together with the necessary production information, historical background, and technical understanding to comprehend the film's larger cultural significance. Selections range from the anecdotal --Peter Bogdanovich's interview with Orson Welles--to the critical, with discussions on the scripts and sound track, and a discussion of what accounts for the film's enduring popularity. Contributors include James Naremore, Peter Bogdanovich, Jonathan Rosenbaum, Robert L. Carringer, FranAois Thomas, Michael Denning, Laura Mulvey, Peter Wollen, and Paul Arthur.

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'an uplifting study.' * Peter Lambert, TLS *

Introductionp. 3
Interview with Orson Wellesp. 19
Editor's notes to the Welles interviewp. 71
The scripts of Citizen Kanep. 79
Style and meaning in Citizen Kanep. 123
Citizen Kane : the sound trackp. 161
The politics of magic : Orson Welles's allegories of anti-fascismp. 185
Citizen Kane : from log cabin to Xanadup. 217
Citizen Kanep. 249
Out of the depths : Citizen Kane, modernism, and the avant-garde impulsep. 263
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ISBN: 9780195158915
ISBN-10: 0195158911
Series: Casebooks in Criticism
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 1st August 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.69 x 14.33  x 2.18
Weight (kg): 0.44

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