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Citizen Kane

Citizen Kane

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Published in (United States)RKO .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementwritten and directed by Orson Welles.
ContributionsWelles, Orson, 1915-1985.
The Physical Object
Pagination7 film reels ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19714083M

Maurice Bernstein, appointed Welles's guardian; [16] —66 Sloane's portrayal was said to be based on Bernard Herrmann. Today, almost as legendary is Florida's Xanadu, world's largest private [views of people lounge around Xanadu and its pool] pleasure ground. Mankiewicz also threatened to go to the Screen Writers Guild and claim full credit for writing the entire script by himself. At this time he did not inform them that he had already begun filming Citizen Kane.

Thompson later meets with Leland, who is obviously suffering from the effects of old age. There is the Kane who made shadow figures with his fingers, and the Kane who hated the traction trust; the Kane who chose his mistress over his marriage and political career, the Kane who entertained millions, the Kane who died alone. Pauline Kael writes, "Like most films of the sound era that are called masterpieces, Citizen Kane has reached its audience gradually over the years rather than at the time of release". Behind Kane on the wall is a window that seems to be of average size.

The film was accused of drawing remarkable, unflattering, and uncomplimentary parallels especially in regards to the Susan Alexander Kane character to real-life. Rosebud is the emblem of the security, hope and innocence of childhood, which a man can spend his life seeking to regain. Regardless of the source of the idea, a film about Hearst was right up Herman Mankiewicz and Orson Welles's respective alleys. Had Frank been alive when the book came out, I think he would have been embarrassed by the loss of credibility that his repeating a story long dead would have caused.


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Citizen Kane book

For example, he would have known that Marion Davies Hearst's mistress who is believed to be the inspiration for Susan Alexander loved jigsaw puzzles and was a heavy drinker.

Carringer wrote: "The simple fact seems to be that Schaefer believed Welles was going to pull off something really big almost as much as Welles did himself. At first he simply wanted to spend three months in Hollywood and earn enough money to pay his debts and fund his next theatrical season.

Shipping and handling The seller has not specified a shipping method to Germany. Louella Parsons, the Hollywood correspondent for Hearst's publications, saw a preview screening and walked out, furious.

Citizen Kane

Kane's life was corrupted and ultimately self-destructed by a lust to fulfill the American dream of success, fame, wealth, power and immortality. Second, there is at least one example — I quoted this one in my book — of film columnist Louella Parsons writing to Hearst about her progress in working to stop the film, and Willicombe reporting back that Hearst was informed of what she was doing.

You are covered by the eBay Money Back Guarantee if you receive an item that is not as described in the listing. After dinner every night for about a month, I'd run Stagecoach, often with some different technician or department head from the studio, and ask questions.

Fascist No. A dissolve fades to darkness. By contrast, the real-life Hearst was born into wealth, whereas Kane was of humble birth - the son of poor boarding-house proprietors.

It was nominated for 9 Academy Awards but only won one for Best Screenplay, which Welles had to share with Mankiewicz.

A worker picks up the sled and tosses it into a furnace along with other junk they are burning up. That plan included hiring new talent who were successful in other artistic ventures - but not necessarily in filmmaking.

New York: Dutton After two failed marriages and a transformation into a morose, grotesque, and tyrannical monster, his final days were spent alone, morose, and unhappy before his death in a reclusive refuge of his own making - an ominous castle filled with innumerable possessions to compensate for his life's emptiness.

Pauline Kael called it "the one American talking picture that seems as fresh now as the day it opened", and Francois Truffaut called it the film that "probably has started the largest number of filmmakers on their careers". It is subtle but still a sexy scene.

All of these years he covered, many of these he was. He asked me if I thought Marion would be offended and I said I didn't think so. As an adult, Kane uses his money and power not to build his own happiness but to either buy love or make others as miserable as he is.

Do you think we was being naive or trying not further incur Hearst's wrath? Learn more- opens in a new window or tab Change country: There are 1 items available. The film was accused of drawing remarkable, unflattering, and uncomplimentary parallels especially in regards to the Susan Alexander Kane character to real-life.

I gave her all the information I had and will send her more. Before official shooting began the executives intercepted all copies of the script and delayed their delivery to Welles. The American dream is hollow for Kane. A man always seems the same size to himself, because he does not stand where we stand to look at him.

A complicating factor was that Welles was receiving a portion of the royalties of The Citizen Kane Book, which contained the script as well as Kael's essay.

Orson Welles forbade studio executives from visiting the set. Its depths surpass understanding. I can tell you positively he didn't.It is a seemingly impossible story: a year-old novice filmmaker went to Hollywood and created as his first production a motion picture considered the best ever made.

The Citizen Kane Book: Raising Kane

Harlan Lebo, author of works about America’s most acclaimed motion pictures, has written the only book with the full story of Citizen Kane, Orson Welles’ masterpiece. But the legend of "Citizen Kane" lives on. It is routinely voted the greatest film of all time, most notably in the international polls by the British film magazine Sight & Sound inand And this spring a bright, sparkling new restored print of "Citizen Kane".

Buy "Citizen Kane" Book by Orson Welles, Herman J. Mankiewicz, Pauline Kael (Foreword by) online at Alibris. We have new and used copies available, in 2 editions - starting at $ Shop now. Citizen Kane is a classic American dramatic film released by RKO Radio Pictures, Inc.

in Created during the "Golden Age" of Hollywood, it is considered the magnum opus of co-writers Herman J. Mankiewicz and Orson Welles. Citizen Kane is undoubtedly best film ever made because of the great storyline, great acting, great transtition, great use of visual, and it's just truly great.

Orson Welles was at his peak when making this film and it's shame that he never got a chance to make another masterpiece such as Citizen Kane/5.

This well-researched book of non-fiction tells the in-depth story of how 's "Citizen Kane, one of the most discussed, admired, emulated, and dissected films in movie-history, came into being and how one determined man (William Randolph Hearst) sought to have its production terminated.