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The Resource At the end of the street in the shadow : Orson Welles and the city, Matthew Asprey Gear, (electronic resource)

At the end of the street in the shadow : Orson Welles and the city, Matthew Asprey Gear, (electronic resource)

Label
At the end of the street in the shadow : Orson Welles and the city
Title
At the end of the street in the shadow
Title remainder
Orson Welles and the city
Statement of responsibility
Matthew Asprey Gear
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The films of Orson Welles inhabit the spaces of cities--from America's industrializing midland to its noirish borderlands, from Europe's medieval fortresses to its Kafkaesque labyrinths and postwar rubblescapes. His movies take us through dark streets to confront nightmarish struggles for power, the carnivalesque and bizarre, and the shadows and light of human character. This ambitious new study explores Welles's vision of cities by following recurring themes across his work including urban transformation, race relations and fascism, the utopian promise of cosmopolitanism, and romantic nostalgia for archaic forms of urban culture. It focuses on the personal and political foundation of Welles's cinematic cities--the way he invented urban spaces on film to serve his dramatic, thematic, and ideological purposes. The critical scope goes beyond Welles' thirteen commercially-released feature films by drawing on extensive research in international archives and building on the work of previous scholars."--Page 4 of cover
  • "The films of Orson Welles inhabit the spaces of cities--from America's industrializing midland to its noirish borderlands, from Europe's medieval fortresses to its Kafkaesque labyrinths and postwar rubblescapes. His movies take us through dark streets to confront nightmarish struggles for power, the carnivalesque and bizarre, and the shadows and light of human character. This ambitious new study explores Welles's vision of cities by following recurring themes across his work including urban transformation, race relations and fascism, the utopian promise of cosmopolitanism, and romantic nostalgia for archaic forms of urban culture. It focuses on the personal and political foundation of Welles's cinematic cities--the way he invented urban spaces on film to serve his dramatic, thematic, and ideological purposes. The critical scope goes beyond Welles' thirteen commercially-released feature films by drawing on extensive research in international archives and building on the work of previous scholars."--Page 4 of cover
  • "The films of Orson Welles inhabit the spaces of cities--from America's industrializing midland to its noirish borderlands, from Europe's medieval fortresses to its Kafkaesque labyrinths and postwar rubblescapes. His movies take us through dark streets to confront nightmarish struggles for power, the carnivalesque and bizarre, and the shadows and light of human character. This ambitious new study explores Welles's vision of cities by following recurring themes across his work including urban transformation, race relations and fascism, the utopian promise of cosmopolitanism, and romantic nostalgia for archaic forms of urban culture. It focuses on the personal and political foundation of Welles's cinematic cities--the way he invented urban spaces on film to serve his dramatic, thematic, and ideological purposes. The critical scope goes beyond Welles' thirteen commercially-released feature films by drawing on extensive research in international archives and building on the work of previous scholars."--Page 4 of cover
Cataloging source
ERASA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gear, Matthew Asprey
Dewey number
791.4302/33092
LC call number
PN1998.3.W45
LC item number
G43 2016
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Welles, Orson
  • Welles, Orson
  • Cities and towns in motion pictures
  • Welles, Orson
  • Welles, Orson
  • Cities and towns in motion pictures
  • Themes, motives
  • Film
  • Stadt
Label
At the end of the street in the shadow : Orson Welles and the city, Matthew Asprey Gear, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Welles's U.S.A. -- Pan-America -- Postwar Europe -- Immortal stories
  • Welles's U.S.A. -- Pan-America -- Postwar Europe -- Immortal stories
  • Welles's U.S.A. -- Pan-America -- Postwar Europe -- Immortal stories
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001732755
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780231173414
Isbn Type
(pbk. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2016479353
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0001732755
Label
At the end of the street in the shadow : Orson Welles and the city, Matthew Asprey Gear, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Welles's U.S.A. -- Pan-America -- Postwar Europe -- Immortal stories
  • Welles's U.S.A. -- Pan-America -- Postwar Europe -- Immortal stories
  • Welles's U.S.A. -- Pan-America -- Postwar Europe -- Immortal stories
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001732755
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780231173414
Isbn Type
(pbk. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2016479353
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0001732755

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