Orson Welles

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Orson Welles


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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4.06 avg rating — 184 ratings — published 1985 — 5 editions
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Orson Welles' WAR OF THE WO...

4.25 avg rating — 51 ratings — published 1938 — 3 editions
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Mr. Arkadin

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3.43 avg rating — 178 ratings — published 1955 — 19 editions
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Moby Dick - Rehearsed

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Les Bravades: A Portfolio o...

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The Big Brass Ring

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3.33 avg rating — 24 ratings — published 1987 — 2 editions
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Chimes at Midnight

4.24 avg rating — 17 ratings — published 1988 — 4 editions
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The Trial: A Film By Orson ...

4.31 avg rating — 13 ratings — published 1970 — 5 editions
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The Lives Of Harry Lime

3.10 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 1952
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