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Citizen Kane (1944, Orson Wells) Orson Orson Wells- One of his jobs while working on radio was to present a dramatized version of classic book over the air waves. 1938- broadcasted H.G Wells “War of the Worlds,” he presented it in a unique was by starting a music program show and interrupted the show by making a broadcast that a city was being invaded by aliens. It caused a major uproar since people believed him. Post-production- editing occurs it is difficult to get this through. Directors sometime don’t have the final say in the final cut since producers come in and edit. Orson Wells received creative control, but the first couple of scripts were rejected. “Citizen Kane” was approved, which is a loosely based story on Rudolph who controlled the newspapers at this time. In Citizen Kane, casting didn’t consist of Hollywood actors. Orson wells was a Celebrated stage actor and broadcaster, but his principal actors none of them had done a Hollywood film before. MERCURY THEATRE- Well’s actors were all very theatrically trained and
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This note was uploaded on 08/06/2011 for the course THEATER 120a taught by Professor Sushtari during the Fall '10 term at UCLA.

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