Citizen Kane

Citizen Kane

A Filmmaker's Journey

Book - 2016
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"With the approach of the 75th anniversary of Citizen Kane in May 2016, Harlan Lebo has written the full story of Orson Welles' masterpiece film. The book will explore: --Welles' meteoric rise to stardom in New York and the real reason behind his arrival in Hollywood --Welles' unprecedented contract with RKO Studios for total creative control and the deeper issues that impeded his work instead --The dispute over who wrote the script --The mystery of the "lost" final script, which the author has in his possession, and the missing scenes, which answer questions relating to the creation of the film --The plot by Hearst to destroy Welles' project through blackmail, media manipulation, and other tactics --A detailed look behind the scenes of a production process that was cloaked in secrecy --The surprising emergence of Citizen Kane as an enduring masterpiece Using previously unpublished material from studio files and the Hearst organization, exclusive interviews with the last surviving members of the cast and crew, and what may be the only surviving copy of the "lost" final script of the film, Citizen Kane: A Filmmaker's Journey recounts the making of one of the most famous films in Hollywood history"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2016
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781250077530
1250077532
Characteristics: xvii, 362 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Call Number: 791.4372 LEB

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Derringer
Mar 24, 2019

This well-researched book of non-fiction tells the in-depth story of how 1941'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.

If this particular historical aspect of the Hollywood motion picture industry appeals to you, then, this "Harlan Lebo" publication (that's overflowing with fascinating details) should prove to be a worthwhile read for you.

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ManMachine
Mar 08, 2019

Orson Welles' noted production of 1941's "Citizen Kane" is considered (by many) to be one of the all-time greatest American motion pictures in Hollywood's entire history.

If you are interested in finding out the behind-the-scenes story about how this film was created and how it was almost destroyed (thanks to William Randolph Hearst) - Then - "A Filmmaker's Journey" is a book that is sure to spark your keen interest.

Exhaustively written by American journalist, Harlan Lebo - This work of non-fiction is certainly quite an engrossing account that brings previously unpublished material from studio files to the table for your reading pleasure.

This book also includes a 32-page photo gallery, as well.

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