At the end of the street in the shadow : Orson Welles and the city / Matthew Asprey Gear.

Gear, Matthew Asprey [Browse]
London : Wallflower Press, 2016.
1 online resource


Summary note
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.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction. New York Available via World Wide Web.
Source of description
Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed July 5, 2016).
Language note
In English.
  • 9780231850902 ((electronic bk.))
  • 0231850905 ((electronic bk.))
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  • 10.7312/gear17340
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