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Inhe declined offers from David O. Selznickwho asked him to head his film company's story department, and William Wylerwho wanted him for a supporting role in Wuthering Heights. Schaefer wanted to work with Welles after the notorious broadcast, believing that Welles had a gift for attracting mass attention.
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.
This legendary contract stipulated that Welles would act in, direct, produce and write two films. The most controversial aspect of the contract was granting Welles complete artistic control of the two films so long as RKO approved both project's stories : Granting final cut privilege was unprecedented for a studio since it placed artistic considerations over financial investment.
The contract was deeply resented in the film industry, and the Hollywood press took every opportunity to mock RKO and Welles. Schaefer remained a great supporter : Knowing the script would take time to prepare, Welles suggested to RKO that while that was being done—"so the year wouldn't be lost"—he make a humorous political thriller.
Mankiewiczwho had been writing Mercury radio scripts. Screenplay for Citizen Kane Herman J. Mankiewicz co-wrote the script in early He and Welles separately re-wrote and revised each other's work until Welles was satisfied with the finished product.
One of the long-standing controversies about Citizen Kane has been the authorship of the screenplay. Welles later explained, "I left him on his own finally, because we'd started to waste too much time haggling. So, after mutual agreements on storyline and character, Mank went off with Houseman and did his version, while I stayed in Hollywood and wrote mine.
The industry accused Welles of underplaying Mankiewicz's contribution to the script, but Welles countered the attacks by saying, "At the end, naturally, I was the one making the picture, after all—who had to make the decisions.
I used what I wanted of Mank's and, rightly or wrongly, kept what I liked of my own.
Mankiewicz also threatened to go to the Screen Writers Guild and claim full credit for writing the entire script by himself.
The guild credit form listed Welles first, Mankiewicz second. Welles's assistant Richard Wilson said that the person who circled Mankiewicz's name in pencil, then drew an arrow that put it in first place, was Welles.
The official credit reads, "Screenplay by Herman J.
By Lars Trodson More than 65 years after the release of “Citizen Kane” it’s time to reevaluate just how significant that sled — the famous “Rosebud” — actually is. After all, Charles Foster Kane threw “Rosebud” out. First, he put it in storage, and then didn't think it was significant enough to save it: the sled was incinerated. Tonight on TCM I learned what "Rosebud" meant in the movie "Citizen Kane", the thinly veiled biography of William Randolph Hearst. Orson Welles utters Kane's dying words "Rosebud" at the end of film. Dec 27, · I suspect; The meaning of 'Rosebud' has two meanings: One meaning to the filmmaker, Orson Welles, and the other, to the originator, by God, who put the thought into Welles mind. God was using a 'coded language'webkandii.com: Resolved.
Mankiewicz and Orson Welles". He reviewed all seven drafts and concluded that "the full evidence reveals that Welles's contribution to the Citizen Kane script was not only substantial but definitive. Hearst was disturbed by the film's supposed depiction of Marion Daviesbut Welles always denied that Susan Alexander Kane was based on Davies.A summary of Themes in 's Citizen Kane.
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(Razing 'Kane,' Aug. 12), he said a local theater group had built a comedy around the meaning of the one word uttered, on his deathbed, by the protagonist of Orson Welles' film Citizen Kane.
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Citizen Kane is a American drama film, directed by and starring Orson Welles. It was Welles's first feature film. The film was nominated for Academy Awards in nine categories; it won an Academy Award for Best Writing by Herman Mankiewicz and Welles.
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