Orson Welles

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Orson Welles

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born
in Kenosha, Wisconsin, U.S., The United States
May 06, 1915

died
October 10, 1985

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George Orson Welles, best known as Orson Welles, was an American film director, actor, theatre director, screenwriter, and producer, who worked extensively in film, theatre, television and radio. Noted for his innovative dramatic productions as well as his distinctive voice and personality,

Welles is widely acknowledged as one of the most accomplished dramatic artists of the twentieth century, especially for his significant and influential early work—despite his notoriously contentious relationship with Hollywood. His distinctive directorial style featured layered, nonlinear narrative forms, innovative uses of lighting such as chiaroscuro, unique camera angles, sound techniques borrowed from radio, deep focus shots, and long takes.

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This Is Orson Welles
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Citizen Kane
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Mr. Arkadin
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The Big Brass Ring
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Moby Dick - Rehearsed
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Chimes at Midnight
4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 1988 — 3 editions
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The Trial: A Film By Orson ...
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War of the Worlds (Dd-3667)
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The Immortal Sherlock Holmes
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“Ask not what you can do for your country. Ask what’s for lunch.”
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“My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four. Unless there are three other people.”
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“You know what the fellow said – in Italy, for thirty years under the Borgias, they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland, they had brotherly love, they had five hundred years of democracy and peace – and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock.”
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