At the End of the Street in the Shadow: Orson Welles and the City

3.4 avg rating
( 5 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780231173407: At the End of the Street in the Shadow: Orson Welles and the City
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

The films of Orson Welles inhabit the spaces of cities―from America's industrializing midland to its noirish borderlands, from Europe's medieval fortresses to its Kafkaesque labyrinths and postwar rubblescapes. His movies take us through dark streets to confront nightmarish struggles for power, the carnivalesque and bizarre, and the shadows and light of human character.

This ambitious new study explores Welles's vision of cities by following recurring themes across his work, including urban transformation, race relations and fascism, the utopian promise of cosmopolitanism, and romantic nostalgia for archaic forms of urban culture. It focuses on the personal and political foundation of Welles's cinematic cities―the way he invents urban spaces on film to serve his dramatic, thematic, and ideological purposes.

The book's critical scope draws on extensive research in international archives and builds on the work of previous scholars. Viewing Welles as a radical filmmaker whose innovative methods were only occasionally compatible with the commercial film industry, this volume examines the filmmaker's original vision for butchered films, such as The Magnificent Ambersons (1942) and Mr. Arkadin (1955), and considers many projects the filmmaker never completed―an immense "shadow oeuvre" ranging from unfinished and unreleased films to unrealized treatments and screenplays.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Matthew Asprey Gear is an honorary academic at Macquarie University, Sydney. He has lectured in film studies and screenwriting and is the founding coeditor of Contrappasso magazine. Visit www.matthewaspreygear.com

Review:

An impressive work of archival research and film analysis.... A valuable contribution to the scholarly literature on cinematic places. (Mediapolis)

Asprey Gear's At the End of the Street in the Shadow: Orson Welles and the City has much to offer anyone interested in the numerous projects brought into being by Welles. (afterimage)

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780231173414: At the End of the Street in the Shadow: Orson Welles and the City

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0231173415 ISBN 13:  9780231173414
Publisher: Wallflower Press, 2016
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Matthew Asprey Gear
ISBN 10: 0231173407 ISBN 13: 9780231173407
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Speedy Hen LLC
(Sunrise, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # ST0231173407. Seller Inventory # ST0231173407

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 75.35
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Matthew Asprey Gear
Published by Columbia University Press, United States (2016)
ISBN 10: 0231173407 ISBN 13: 9780231173407
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Columbia University Press, United States, 2016. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. The films of Orson Welles inhabit the spaces of cities-from America's industrializing midland to its noirish borderlands, from Europe's medieval fortresses to its Kafkaesque labyrinths and postwar rubblescapes. His movies take us through dark streets to confront nightmarish struggles for power, the carnivalesque and bizarre, and the shadows and light of human character. This ambitious new study explores Welles's vision of cities by following recurring themes across his work, including urban transformation, race relations and fascism, the utopian promise of cosmopolitanism, and romantic nostalgia for archaic forms of urban culture. It focuses on the personal and political foundation of Welles's cinematic cities-the way he invents urban spaces on film to serve his dramatic, thematic, and ideological purposes. The book's critical scope draws on extensive research in international archives and builds on the work of previous scholars. Viewing Welles as a radical filmmaker whose innovative methods were only occasionally compatible with the commercial film industry, this volume examines the filmmaker's original vision for butchered films, such as The Magnificent Ambersons (1942) and Mr.Arkadin (1955), and considers many projects the filmmaker never completed-an immense "shadow oeuvre" ranging from unfinished and unreleased films to unrealized treatments and screenplays. Seller Inventory # AAH9780231173407

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 75.92
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Matthew Asprey Gear
Published by Columbia University Press, United States (2016)
ISBN 10: 0231173407 ISBN 13: 9780231173407
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Columbia University Press, United States, 2016. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. The films of Orson Welles inhabit the spaces of cities-from America s industrializing midland to its noirish borderlands, from Europe s medieval fortresses to its Kafkaesque labyrinths and postwar rubblescapes. His movies take us through dark streets to confront nightmarish struggles for power, the carnivalesque and bizarre, and the shadows and light of human character. This ambitious new study explores Welles s vision of cities by following recurring themes across his work, including urban transformation, race relations and fascism, the utopian promise of cosmopolitanism, and romantic nostalgia for archaic forms of urban culture. It focuses on the personal and political foundation of Welles s cinematic cities-the way he invents urban spaces on film to serve his dramatic, thematic, and ideological purposes. The book s critical scope draws on extensive research in international archives and builds on the work of previous scholars. Viewing Welles as a radical filmmaker whose innovative methods were only occasionally compatible with the commercial film industry, this volume examines the filmmaker s original vision for butchered films, such as The Magnificent Ambersons (1942) and Mr. Arkadin (1955), and considers many projects the filmmaker never completed-an immense shadow oeuvre ranging from unfinished and unreleased films to unrealized treatments and screenplays. Seller Inventory # AAH9780231173407

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 77.58
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Gear, Matthew Asprey
Published by Columbia University Press (2016)
ISBN 10: 0231173407 ISBN 13: 9780231173407
New Quantity Available: 4
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Columbia University Press, 2016. HRD. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # WI-9780231173407

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 66.68
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.67
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Matthew Gear (author)
Published by Wallflower Press 2016-02-16, London |New York (2016)
ISBN 10: 0231173407 ISBN 13: 9780231173407
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Wallflower Press 2016-02-16, London |New York, 2016. hardback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 9780231173407

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 74.37
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.72
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Matthew Asprey Gear
Published by Columbia University Press
ISBN 10: 0231173407 ISBN 13: 9780231173407
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Columbia University Press. Hardback. Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Seller Inventory # B9780231173407

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 79.19
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.00
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Matthew Gear
Published by Wallflower Press (2016)
ISBN 10: 0231173407 ISBN 13: 9780231173407
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Wallflower Press, 2016. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # ria9780231173407_rkm

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 88.59
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.02
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

GEAR
ISBN 10: 0231173407 ISBN 13: 9780231173407
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Herb Tandree Philosophy Books
(Stroud, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2016. Hardback. Condition: NEW. 9780231173407 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. For all enquiries, please contact Herb Tandree Philosophy Books directly - customer service is our primary goal. Seller Inventory # HTANDREE01140677

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 93.48
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 10.35
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Gear, Matthew Asprey
Published by Wallflower Press (2016)
ISBN 10: 0231173407 ISBN 13: 9780231173407
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Rating
[?]

Book Description Wallflower Press, 2016. Condition: New. Num Pages: 200 pages. BIC Classification: APFB. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. . . 2016. Hardcover. . . . . . Seller Inventory # V9780231173407

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 104.27
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From Ireland to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

Gear, Matthew Asprey
Published by Wallflower Press
ISBN 10: 0231173407 ISBN 13: 9780231173407
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Wallflower Press. Condition: New. Num Pages: 200 pages. BIC Classification: APFB. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. . . 2016. Hardcover. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Seller Inventory # V9780231173407

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 106.67
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book