This Is Orson Welles
Of the many great directors of the History of Cinema few had the mythic persona that Orson Welles had. With a background in theater and radio, Welles came to the seventh art with all his innocence and pretentiousness. But like his Cinematographer on Citizen Kane, the great Gregg Toland, said "You can learn so much from working with someone new to the profession". Toland proposed himself to work totally for free on Kane!!!
The book, This Is Orson Welles, is the retranscription of the many conversations between Peter Bogdanovich and Orson Welles. With these interviews we discover a passionate and uncompromised a devoted man who always had to work hard for his art and to work even harder to direct his own projects. Moreover, this book reflects the great friendship of those two men who shared the same passion.
This Is Orson Welles is a great homage to one of the few true artists of this sold out business that is Cinema. An oeuvre that adds a little to the legend and how the man perceived his legendary work.
BOGDANOVICH, Peter & Orson WELLES, This Is Orson Welles.