Humanities 1900 Citizen Kane Study Guide

Humanities 1900 Citizen Kane Study Guide - • Nominated...

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Humanities 1900-01204 Introduction to Film OCC- Fall 2010 Prof. Cronin Things to know about Citizen Kane: Orson Welles Wrote, directed and Starred in Citizen Kane Had a radio career with RKO Radio Did War of the Worlds on the radio and scared everyone Got biggest contract with RKO pictures to write direct and star in movies Career was ruined by William Randolph Hearst trying to stop Citizen Kane from being released Didn't win any academy awards himself for acting, writing or directing Citizen Kane - the movie Called the Best Movie ever Made Was about the life of Newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst William Randolph Hearst tried to stop its release and ruin the career of Orson Welles. RKO Picutres still released it in their own theaters
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Unformatted text preview: • Nominated for 9 Academy Awards - only won one • One academy award for Best Screenplay - Herman Mankowitz Louella Parsons Gossip columnist and reporter for Hearst Newspaper saw an early screening of Citizen Kane and told William Randolph Hearst about it and tried to stop it. Herman Mankowitz Won the academy award for best screenplay for writing Citizen Kane. It was the only award the movie won. Gregg Toland Was the Cinematographer( means cameraman or photographer) for Citizen Kane Rosebud - Charles Foster Kanes' last words and his sled from when he was a boy French Film Critics Rediscovered the movie after it failed in America and it became more popular than ever in the 50's and 60's...
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This note was uploaded on 09/23/2011 for the course HUMANITIES 1900 taught by Professor Cronin during the Fall '10 term at Oakland CC.

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