Citizen Kane the best movie of all time
Orson Welles teamed up with screenwriter Herman Mankiewicz, took the money from the studio and filmed it all in four months
Orson Welles was already a genius at age 25 when he joined the screenwriter Herman Mankiewicz and $ 840,000 of RKO Pictures to film in four months, Citizen Kane. The premiere in 1941 was a failure of the public, but since that time critic says is the best movie of all time.
The plot full of news - the chronology of the flashbacks without daring framings and angulation of the cinematographer Gregg Toland - unfolds from the death of Charles Foster Kane and the failed attempt to tweak the reporter guided the only secret is not revealed in the life of newspaper tycoon: Rosebud.
“It is not smart, it’s witty, and towards darker German word,” said Jorge Luis Borges, in August 1941. And the curious thing is that Orson Welles knew nothing of cinema. Before you run it, had to read a manual cinema and watched “The Stagecoach”, John Ford, and “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari” by Robert Wiene.
Although Welles denied having been inspired by William Randolph Hearst, owner of a network of tabloids, no coincidences: both bought the entire essay competitor lost the election for governor and anticipated the government and declared war on Spain in 1898. Hearst tried to attach the film. In 1971, another intrigue: the critic Pauline Kael, the magazine “The New Yorker”, tried to assign Mankiewicz, who knew Hearst and his mistress, the actress Marion Davies, fatherhood more about the work of Welles.