New Books on Welles
According to Amazon.com, a new Welles book has been released today (June 30th):
Orson Welles: Six Films Analyzed, Scene by Scene (Paperback)
by Randy Rasmussen
� Paperback: 280 pages
� Publisher: McFarland & Company (June 30, 2006)
� Language: English
� ISBN: 0786426039
Here's the blurb:
"Six major Welles films�Citizen Kane, The Magnificent Ambersons, The Lady from Shanghai, Touch of Evil, The Trial, and Chimes at Midnight�receive a scene by scene analysis in this critical study. From a viewer�s perspective it illuminates the dramatic rhythms of each film as they unfold on screen and from the soundtrack. Frequent analogies to other movies and pertinent quotations from the impressions of other commentators broaden the text, but always within the scene by scene progression dictated by the film under discussion."
And don't forget that the (3rd!) Joseph McBride book is coming, allegedly in October:
What Ever Happened to Orson Welles?: A Portrait of an Independent Career (Hardcover)
by Joseph McBride
Link to a advance review of Joesph McBride's on TCM website here:
And a book that I knew nothing about is scheduled for release on October 30th:
Orson Welles Remembered: Interviews With His Actors, Editors, Cinematographers And Magicians (Paperback)
by Peter Tonguette
Paperback (October 2006)
McFarland & Company ISBN: 0786427604
And finally, the F.X. Feeney Taschen book has been re-scheduled for a November release:
So the recent avalanche of books continues: about a dozen books were published before Welles's death, and since then there have been more than 30, in English alone; I wonder what he would think about all this attention.
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