Exploding on to the film world as a young man with "Citizen Cane," Orson Welles broke all the rules of traditional film making and proceeded to invent new ones. Quickly becoming the black sheep of the major Hollywood studios, he sailed forth on his own to make films his way. This 8 week course will trace his journey by examing the films he directed and acted in from 1941-1965 ("Citizen Kane: - "Chimes At Midnight"). We will analyze and discuss 8 of his best films. From Film Noir to Shakespeare, Welles' genius flourished in spite of the many obstacles he had to overcome. Please join us for this look into one of the legends of film history. THE FILMS: "Citizen Kane" 1941, "The Magnificent Ambersons" 1942, "The Stranger" 1946, "The Lady From Shanghai" 1947, "Macbeth" 1948, "Touch of Evil" 1958, "The Trial" 1958, "Chimes at Midnight", 1965.