Citizen Kane Study Guide

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3/29/12   Study  Guide   EMC/JOUR  3000   Edward  Bowen   “Ci zen  Kane”  (1941)     RKO  Studios,  Execu ve  Producer  George  Schaefer   Mercury  Produc ons     Produced  and  Directed  by  Orson  Welles     Original  Screenplay  by    Herman    J.  Mankiewicz  and  Orson  Welles     Cinematography  by  Gregg  Toland     Original  Score  by  Bernard  Herrmann     Edited  by  Robert
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  3/29/121 StudyGuideEMC/JOUR3000EdwardBowen “Ci>zenKane”(1941)RKOStudios,Execu>veProducerGeorgeSchaeferMercuryProduc>onsProducedandDirectedbyOrsonWellesOriginalScreenplaybyHermanJ.MankiewiczandOrsonWellesCinematographybyGreggTolandOriginalScorebyBernardHerrmannEditedbyRobertWiseSpecialEffectsbyVernonL.WalkerandLinwoodG.DunnSetsbyPercyFergusonEst.Budget$840,000Est.Ini>alBoxOffice$690,00EventualEst.BoxOffice$1,586,000(US) hp://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505270_162-57395368/ci>zen-kane-as-seen-from-hearst-castle/   WilliamRandolphHearst(1863-1951) HearstCastle,SanSimeon,California  3/29/122 WilliamRandolphHearst(1863-1951) Xanadu,FloridaEverglades WilliamRandolphHearst(1863-1951)WilliamRandolphHearst(1863-1951) WithActressMarionDavies WilliamRandolphHearst(1863-1951) Romanaclef/FilmaclefAfic>onalstorycomprisedonnon-fic>onelementsandveiledcharacters.  3/29/123 WilliamRandolphHearst(1863-1951) Romanaclef/FilmaclefNewspapertycoon.At23,heaskedhisfathertolethimruntheSanFranciscoExaminer.Sensa>onalstoriesandinflammatoryeditorialcontentdesignedtoboostcircula>on.Hearsttoar>stFrederickRemingtonregardingCuba:”YoufurnishthepicturesandI'llfurnishthewar.”FailedbidsforMayorandGovernorofNewYork.Beganasapopulist;endedasareac>onary.Consortedwithfascists,includingHitler.BuiltHearstCastleinSanSimeon,Californiabetween1922and1947,decoratedwithanextensiveartcollec>on.HearstfinancedMarionDavies’moviesandpublicizedhercareer,pushinghertoabandoncomedyandtakeonmoredrama>croles. WilliamRandolphHearst(1863-1951) Romanaclef/FilmaclefBornrich,thepamperedsonofanadoringmother.WhenHearstmetMarionDavies,shewasafamousandsuccessfulbeauty.HearstandDaviesnevermarried.TwiceelectedtoCongress. WilliamRandolphHearst(1863-1951) RomanaClef SamuelInsull(1859-1938)Fromhumbleorigins,hehelpedbuildAmerica’selectricalindustryandinfrastructureandbecameau>li>esmagnate.MarriedaBroadwayingénue,GladysWallis,almost20yearsyoungerthanhe.BuilttheChicagoCivicOperaHousein1929.ThirdStringNewYourTimesDramaCri>cHermanJ.Mankiewicz,assignedtoreviewoneofherplays,returnedtothenewsroomdrunkandpassedoutaqerwri>ngonlythefirstsentenceofanega>vereview. WilliamRandolphHearst(1863-1951)  3/29/124 RomanaClef HaroldMcCormick(1872-1941)MarriedintothepowerfulRockefellerfamily.DivorcedtomarryoperasingerGannaWalska,whosecareerhelavishlypromoted. WilliamRandolphHearst(1863-1951) RomanaClefWilliamRandolphHearst Bycoincidence,asrelatedbyWellesinhisautobiography,heoncefoundhimselfaloneinanelevatorwithHearst.Itwasthenightof Ci#zenKane 'sSanFranciscopremiere,andWellesinvitedhimtotheopening. Hedidn'tanswer.Andashewasgengoffathisfloor,Isaid,'CharlesFosterKanewouldhave accepted  .'  WilliamRandolphHearst(1863-1951) hp://www.moviemoviesite.com/Films/1941/ci>zen_kane/background/the_wrath_of_hearst.htmhp://www.theatlan>c.com/entertainment/archive/2011/05/ci>zen-kane-at-70-the-legacy-of-the-film-and-its-director/237029/   Cinematography–GreggToland  TheTechnicalDimension hp://youtu.be/ezcj4kAF3w8   Opening–“NoTrespassing”EffectsShotsMatchDissolves  TheTechnicalDimension hp://youtu.be/LZOzk7T93wE
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