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The Making of Citizen Kane

The Making of Citizen Kane
Your Price: $27.95 CDN
Author: Robert L. Carringer
Publisher: University of California Press
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 185
Pub. Date: 1996
ISBN-10: 0520205677
ISBN-13: 9780520205673

About the Book:

Citizen Kane, widely considered the greatest film ever made, continues to fascinate critics and historians as well as filmgoers. While credit for its genius has traditionally been attributed solely to its director, Orson Welles, film scholar Robert L. Carringer's pioneering study documents the shared creative achievements of Welles and his principal collaborators. The Making of Citizen Kane, copiously illustrated with rare photographs and production documents, also provides an in-depth view of the operations of the Hollywood studio system.

This new edition includes a revised preface and overview of criticism, an updated chronology of the film's reception history, a reconsideration of the locus of responsibility of Welles's ill-fated The Magnificent Ambersons, and new photographs.

What people say:

"Carringer's meticulous technical study ... not only reminds us of why we want to read about Welles in the first place, but comes closer to the core of the man than either of the biographies." — Village Voice

About the Author:

Robert L. Carringer is Professor of English and Film at the University of Illinois, at Urbana-Champaign. He is also the author of The Making of Citizen Kane.