Written by legendary film scholar V.F. Perkins, author of Film as Film, this work presents the author's own insight to Orson Welles's film "The Magnificent Ambersons." Perkins explores Welles' genius for directing actors, his intricate weaving of his own narration around the drama, and his unsurpassed use of the long take to capture the finest nuance of expression and unspoken feeling. For Perksin the film 'has as many marvelous shots, scenes, ideas, performances as many filmmakers could hope to achieve in an entire career."
- Publisher : British Film Institute; 1999th edition (November 26, 1999)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 77 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0851703739
- ISBN-13 : 978-0851703732
- Item Weight : 4.8 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.38 x 0.22 x 7.48 inches