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by David Thomson


This book is not The Story of Orson Welles, but a story ABOUT Orson Welles. David Thomson's biography of Orson Wells is neither particularly scholarly nor exhaustive

This book is not The Story of Orson Welles, but a story ABOUT Orson Welles. I found the book difficult to read as it ground away at the life experiences of Orson Welles. It beame tedious with some factual and entertaining tidbits spaced among the tangled weeds of the authors opinions and conclusions about his subject, Orson Welles. I did find it a bit informing, but not entertaining. David Thomson's biography of Orson Wells is neither particularly scholarly nor exhaustive. Several longer biographies have been written that go into far greater detail. Why do I recommend this one?

Rosebud: The Story of Orson Welles. In his first fully illustrated work, David Thomson breaks new ground by focusing in on a series of moments-which his readers will also experience in beautifully reproduced imagery-from seventy-two films across a 100-year-plus span.

Rosebud: The Story of Orson Welles. A New York Times Notable Book of the Year"Easily the best book on Orson Welles. -The New YorkerOrson Welles arrived in Hollywood as a boy genius, became a legend with a single perfect film, and then spent the next forty years floundering. An indispensable co. The Big Screen: The Story of the Movies-and What They Have Done to Us. by David Thomson.

Easily the best book on Orson Welles. Orson Welles arrived in Hollywood as a boy genius, became a legend with a single perfect film, and then spent the next forty years floundering. But Welles floundered so variously, ingeniously, and extravagantly that he turned failure into "a sustaining tragedy"-his thing, his A New York Times Notable Book of the Year. Easily the best book on Orson Welles. In Rosebud, Thomson follows the wild arc of Welles's career, from The War of the Worlds broadcast to the triumph of Citizen Kane, the mixed triumph of The Magnificent Ambersons, and the strange and troubling movies that followed.

Thomson, David, 1941-. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books.

This is a bibliography of books by or about the director and actor Orson Welles. Hill, Roger and Welles, Orson (ed. Everybody's Shakespeare. Woodstock, Illinois: Todd Press, 1934. omnibus volume and three separate volumes, with abridged and. omnibus volume and three separate volumes, with abridged and annotated scripts of The Merchant of Venice, Julius Caesar and Twelfth Night). Welles, Orson, and Hill, Roger (ed. The Mercury Shakespeare. New York: Harper & Row, 1939.

During Orson Welles tumultuous honeymoon in Hollywood 1939-1942, Thomson writes, he achieved glory, but ruined himself; the one . A New York Times Notable Book of the Year "Easily the best book on Orson Welles

During Orson Welles tumultuous honeymoon in Hollywood 1939-1942, Thomson writes, he achieved glory, but ruined himself; the one was not possible without th. .A New York Times Notable Book of the Year "Easily the best book on Orson Welles. -The New Yorker Orson Welles arrived in Hollywood as a boy genius, became a legend with a single perfect film, and then spent the next forty years floundering. But Welles floundered so variously, ingeniously, and extravagantly that he turned failure into "a sustaining tragedy"-his thing, his song.

David Thomson has brought a lifetime's fascination with Orson Welles and his work to this dazzling biography. Rosebud traces a career of endless striving and continuous drama

David Thomson has brought a lifetime's fascination with Orson Welles and his work to this dazzling biography. Rosebud traces a career of endless striving and continuous drama. It is written with an insight, a daring and a flair worthy of its remarkable protagonist. - Publisher description.

To the obvious question, "Do we really need another Orson Welles book?", the simplest reply is: "We do if it's by David Thomson. To the obvious question, "Do we really need another Orson Welles book?", the simplest reply is: "We do if it's by David Thomson.

During Orson Welles' tumultuous honeymoon in Hollywood 1939-1942, Thomson writes, he.David Thomson raises biography to an art form

During Orson Welles' tumultuous honeymoon in Hollywood 1939-1942, Thomson writes, he achieved "glory, but ruined himself; the one was not possible without the other. In this sweeping tribute to the man said to have "more genius than talent," Thomson chronicles the events that transformed Welles from Hollywood's bad boy into one of the most influential and enduring filmmakers. David Thomson raises biography to an art form. The book has a pulsing, wonderfully inventive narrative; characterizations worthy of a novel; and insights to stop and muse over-not to mention everything you ever wanted to know about Orson Welles.

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This book is not “The Story of Orson Welles”, but a story ABOUT Orson Welles.
I found the book difficult to read as it “ground away” at the life experiences of Orson Welles. It beame tedious with some factual and entertaining tidbits spaced among the tangled weeds of the authors opinions and conclusions about his subject, Orson Welles. I did find it a bit informing, but not entertaining. If you’ve got a long, cold, and dreary winter to get through, this is the book for you. If not, it’s not.
Vareyma
David Thomson's biography of Orson Wells is neither particularly scholarly nor exhaustive. Several longer biographies have been written that go into far greater detail. Why do I recommend this one? Thomson book is excellent for the effort he makes to reconstruct this strange and tragic man. Moreover, his beautiful prose brings to life much of the sad poetry of this artist who was lost to us, mostly because of his self destruction.
Many may argue about the conclusions and theories Thomson lays out. I urge you to read the book and judge for yourself.
Majin
A superb book with Thomson's always engaging prose, penetrating insight and commentary. A book I looked forward to reading every night. I cannot understand some of the low ratings here. Few writers alive know the history of Hollywood and can make it come alive like David Thomson. Highly recommended.
Sarin
George Orson Welles (1915-1985) will live forever as the director of arguably the greatest Hollywood Film: Citizen Kane.

Welles directed such classics as "The Magnificent Ambersons";

"The Lady from Shangai"; "Touch of Evil" and "Macbeth.

Welles was known as a boy genius rocketing to fame as the

WPA theatre whiz who directed several New York plays in Harlem

along with his collaborater John Houseman (they later quarreled

and no longer worked together).

Welles became known to all of America with his powerful voice being heard on countless radio prgrams notably "The Green Hornet.

His notoriety was achieved with the 1938 broadcast of "The

War of the Worlds" by H.G. Welles which scared thousands of listeners to believe that Martians had really landed in New

Jersey!

Thomas is a perceptive, entertaining, acerbic and wise scholar of cinema. His look at the life of Welles is insightful.

The Welles who emerges from these pages was multi-faceted, complex and egotistical. Welles drank and ate to much; had too

many affairs, three wives and said a long goodbye after Hollywood shut its doors to this iconoclastic and brilliant man.

If you want a detailed chronological account of Welles life

turn to Frank Brady or Simon Callow's biographies. If you want

a writer who shares his personal reactions to Welles then this

is the book for you.

I thoroughly enjoyed this excellent work. It has helped me

understand the garantuan talent of the late great Orson!

Well done and recommended by this reviewer!
Akirg
David Thomson's ROSEBUD is like reading a movie script on LSD. Facts float in and out. Paragraphs are interrupted by a stream of consciousness dialogues that Thomson has with himself. Certain sections receive detailed coverage while others are brushed by with ease. Plainly put, it was a very hard book to read. The best sections deal with "The Third Man" and "Touch of Evil," although both are much sparser than might be expected. The sexual conquests of Welles prior to his ballooning over 300 pounds are endless. It is only matched by his selfishness. Welles, it appears, was Charles Kane, and Kane was Orson Welles.
Winail
Great book.
Siatanni
A hard read.

I will not waste your time, but as an avid reader I have rarely had to stop in the middle of a book and give up.
If you want to be a movie criric this is your book, if you were interested in Welles this is NOT a good book.
I had to give the author two stars because there was obviously a lot of research involved. Too bad he blew it on cringe-inducing, pretentious, smug prose. This book is crammed to the matrix with speculation and written in a simultaneously creepy and parochial style of Brit English. Getting through each page was a chore. I lasted about a hundred pages, and each one found me torn between feeling sorry for the author and wanting to punch him in the face for wasting my time and money on this insane bulls***. Avoid.
Rosebud - The Story of Orson Welles ebook
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David Thomson
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