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Description - Orson Welles, Volume 2 by Simon Callow

The reason for the decline of Orson Welles's career is a hotly debated issue, but decline it certainly did. When Citizen Kane, his first film, opened in 1941, Welles was universally acclaimed as the most audacious filmmaker alive. But instead of marking the beginning of a triumphant career in Hollywood, the film still regularly voted the greatest ever made proved to be an exception in Welles's life and work. In 1947 Welles left America for Europe and lived for the best part of twenty years in self-imposed exile. Welles himself famously quipped 'I started at the top and worked my way down' - the second volume of Simon Callow's compelling biography tells the story of that complex and protracted descent from grace.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099462613
ISBN-10: 0099462613
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 132mm x 34mm)
Pages: 528
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 31-Dec-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Simon Callow

Simon Callow is an actor, director and writer. He has appeared on the stage and in many films, including the hugely popular Four Weddings and a Funeral. Callow's books include Being an Actor, Shooting the Actor, a highly acclaimed biography of Charles Laughton, and Love Is Where It Falls, an account of his friendship with Peggy Ramsay.

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