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  • Film History Week 5

  • Citizen Kane

  • Citizen Kane Starter Kit (PDF)

Genius is not having enough talent to do it the way it has been done before.

James Broughton, Seeing the Light

Film History


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The War of the Worlds (from Wikipedia)

“The War of the Worlds was an episode of the American radio drama anthology series Mercury Theatre on the Air. It was performed as a Halloween episode of the series on October 30, 1938 and aired over the Columbia Broadcasting System radio network. Directed and narrated by Orson Welles, the episode was an adaptation of H. G. Wells' novel The War of the Worlds.

The first two thirds of the 60-minute broadcast was presented as a series of simulated news bulletins, which suggested to many listeners that an actual Martian invasion was in progress.

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The War of the Worlds (from Wikipedia)

Compounding the issue was the fact that the Mercury Theatre on the Air was a 'sustaining show' (i.e., it ran without commercial breaks), thus adding to the dramatic effect. Although there were sensationalist accounts in the press about a supposed panic, careful research has shown that while thousands were frightened, there is no evidence that people fled their homes or otherwise took action.

The news-bulletin format was decried as cruelly deceptive by some newspapers and public figures, leading to an outcry against the perpetrators of the broadcast, but the episode launched Orson Welles to fame.”

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Orson Welles (1915-1985)

Orson Welles (1915-1985)

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Orson Welles

  • Citizen Kane (1941)

  • The Magnificent Ambersons(1942)

  • The Lady from Shanghai (1947)

  • Macbeth (1948)

  • Othello (1952)

  • Touch of Evil (1958)

  • The Trial (1962)

  • Chimes at Midnight (1966)

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Orson Welles

  • A child prodigy.

  • Founded The Mercury Theatre (which did an all-black Macbeth in the 1930s).

  • Broadcast H. G. Wells’ The War of the Worlds in 1938.

  • RKO made him a director.

  • Made Kane with the help of Gregg Toland, Bernard Herrmann, Robert Wise, Herman Mankiewicz.

  • The film was obstructed by William Randolph Hurst.

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Orson Welles

  • CK made everyone a star.

  • The studio took Ambersonsasway from Welles and made him an outcast.

  • Welles took on other acting assignments.

  • Lady from Shanghai’s unorthodox beginning.

  • A talk show raconteur, product promoter, and voice-artist in his later year.

  • A notorious liar in his last years.

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Orson Welles

“The true potential of Orson Welles is one of cinema’s greatest mysteries. A wickedly clever man with unparalleled bravura and innate dramatic flair, he became a pariah in the studio system of the 1940s and sank into a pattern of excessive living and professional bargaining that tainted his genius forever. To this day, his admirers are haunted by what might have been. After all, the only real shot this gifted director ever had to make a movie with the full support of a major studio resulted in the crowning achievement of the film world” (The Film 10019).

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Orson Welles

From ENDLESS IMPOSSIBILITIES

by David Lavery

Available online here:

http://cstonline.tv/telegenic-4

In Tim Pratt’s short story “Impossible Dreams,” a cinephile named Pete discovers a mysterious video store from an alternative universe that appears in our reality only for briefer and briefer periods each evening near closing time. As he becomes more-than-friends with the clerk, Ally, Pete discovers the store's amazing, not from our reality, collection, which includes:

•    I, Robot, not starring Will Smith, from a script by Harlan Ellison.

•    The director's cut of The Magnificent Ambersons, including Orson Welles'  long missing footage.

•    The Terminator, with O. J. Simpson as the killer cyborg and Arnold Schwarzenegger as Kyle Reese.

•    Orson Welles' Jason and the Argonauts. . . .

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Orson Welles

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Orson Welles

“My doctor told me I had to stop having intimate dinners for four unless I invited three other people.”—Orson Welles

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Gregg Toland (1904-1948): Kane’s Cinematographer

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Herman Mankiewicz (1897-1953): Welles’ Co-Author

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Bernard Hermann (1911-1975): Kane’s Composer

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Robert Wise (1914-2005): Kane’s Editor

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Eisenstein (left)vs. Bazin (right)

Montage v. Long Take

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Deep Focus


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William Randolph Hearst (1863-1951)

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“The camera . . . is more than a recording apparatus, it is a means whereby messages from another world come to us, a world not ours, leading us to the heart of the great secret.”—Orson Welles

“I rather think the cinema will die. Look at the energy being exerted to revive it—yesterday it was color, today three dimensions. I don’t give it forty years more. Witness the decline of conversation. Only the Irish have remained incomparable conversationalists, maybe because technical progress has passed them by.”—Orson Welles

“The director is simply the audience. So the terrible burden of the director is to take the place of that yawning vacuum, to be the audience and to select from what happens during the day which movement shall be a disaster and which a gala night. His job is to preside over accidents.”—Orson Welles

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I. INTRODUCTION "No Trespassing." Fences in fog. Gate with Xanadu in distance. Rapid sequence of shots of Xanadu. Lighted window of castle. Snow, dissolve to paperweight. Kane's lips whisper "Rosebud." Paperweight drops, bounces, breaks. Nurse enters. 'Window at dawn. 

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II. NEWSREEL AND PROJECTION ROOM Shots of Xanadu and Kane's collections. The FUNERAL: "1941's biggest and strangest." Sketch of Kane's life: Thatcher: "Nothing more or less than a communist." Radical Speaker: "A Fascist." Kane: "I'm an American." Kane's influence and importance. Kane's marriages. Kane's political career. Depression and collapse of Kane's empire. Kane's death. Projection room sequence after newsreel: Rawlston and others. Thompson assigned task of discovering meaning of "Rosebud": How is Kane different from Hearst or Ford?

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III. THOMPSON VISITS SUSAN ALEXANDER KANE Long tracking shot in rain over roof and through skylight of Susan's cabaret. Susan refuses to talk, orders Thompson out. Thompson calls Rawlston from pay phone. Thompson's conversation with waiter: "She never heard of 'Rosebud.'" 

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IV. THOMPSON'S VISIT TO THATCHER LIBRARY Conversation with officious librarian and guard. In the library vault with memoirs. Young Kane in snow with sled. Interior of house: Thatcher with Mr. and Mrs. Kane. Outside young Kane is seen throwing snowballs and heard shouting, "The Union Forever." First encounter between Thatcher and young Kane outside house; parents tell boy he must go with Thatcher. Shot of sled in falling snow dissolves to fancy new sled. Rapid sequence of shots develop Thatcher-Kane relationship with skillful transitions both visual and aural. Thatcher, Kane, and Bernstein in office as Kane signs over control of his enterprises in 1929. Kane: "If I hadn't been very rich I might have been a really great man.” Final shot in Thatcher Library. 

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V. THOMPSON AND BERNSTEINBernstein and Thompson talk as rain beats on window; Bernstein tells story of girl in white dress. Establishment of Inquirer: First day at the office. Kane and old editor, Carter. Story of missing women from Brooklyn. Kane's "Declaration of Principles," original of which Leland asks to keep. The Rise of the Inquirer. Party celebrating ascendancy of Inquirer over Chronicle. In rapid sequence: Photograph of former Chronicle staff changes to present Inquirer staff, Kane as master of ceremonies, band and girls enter, Bernstein and Leland talk as Kane dances. Kane's trip to Europe. Montage of collections he ships back. Kane’s return, presentation of cup, announcement of marriage to Emily Norton. Back to Bernstein's office. Bernstein: "He was a man who lost almost everything he had."

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VI. THOMPSON AND LELAND Shot of bridge. Leland in hospital. Kane and Emily; the disintegration of their marriage. Back to hospital. Kane's meeting with Susan Alexander. Amuses Susan by wiggling his ears, making shadow figures (last of rooster), exchanging confidences; she sings and he applauds. Political campaign. Leland's speech. Kane in huge hall speaking in front of poster. Shots of family and then Gettys as he leaves. Speech ends and Kane and Emily meet at car. “Love-nest” sequence: Through door, upstairs, confrontation of Emily, Susan, Gettys, and Kane which ends with Kane vowing to send Gettys to Sing Sing and stiffly polite going of their separate ways by Gettys and Emily. Campaign ends. Bernstein selects headline: “FRAUD AT THE POLLS.” Campaign Headquarters and confrontation between Kane and Leland: "You want love on your own terms." Kane: "Those are the only ones anyone ever knows--his own." Marriage of Kane and Susan. First opera sequence. Ends with stagehand in flies holding his nose. Chicago Inquirer office after performance. Leland in drunken sleep at typewriter. Kane and Bernstein enter; Bernstein reads unfinished notice in typewriter; Kane snatches it away to finish it. Leland awakes, goes to where Kane is typing, and is fired by Kane. Return to hospital. Final comments on Kane. Leland, asking Thompson again for cigars, is led away by nurses. 

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VII. THOMPSON AND SUSAN ALEXANDER KANE Shot over cabaret roof as in earlier sequence. Thompson and Susan at table. Susan: "Everything was his idea." Singing lesson: Susan, Matisti, Kane. Opera House sequence (as experienced by Susan). Reactions of Leland, Bernstein, etc. culminating in Kane’s solitary applause. Susan and Kane the morning after debut. Susan screams about Leland's bad review; messenger arrives with torn-up check and original copy of "Declaration of Principles." Argue about Susan's future. Montage of her disastrous singing career ending with and aural "running-down." Susan's bedroom (and deep-focus shot of glass, bed, Susan has attempted suicide and Kane finally agrees her withdraw from operatic career. Susan and Kane at Xanadu. Susan doing crossword puzzle. Susan's desire to go to New York. Kane (as he moves to fireplace): "Our home is here.” Crossword puzzles suggest tedium and passing of seasons. Talk across huge room--cars along beach, cut to- Picnic at Xanadu: Old Negro singer: "It can't be love." Kane and Susan argue, he slaps her. Susan packs and leaves. Back to cabaret; Susan suggests Thompson interview Raymond.

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VIII. THOMPSON AND RAYMONDRaymond lights cigarette, asks how much meaning of “Rosebud” is worth. Raymond's version of Susan's departure. Kane wrecks Susan's room, Picks up paperweight, says "Rosebud" and walks slowly past servants and in front of infinitely reflecting mirrors. Back to Raymond: Thompson tells him the information not worth $1000. 

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IX. FINALE

Thompson descends stairs. Tracking shots through hall and over Kane’s collections, statues, memorabilia. Thompson and photographers in shadows as Thompson reflects on his failure to find "Rosebud." Thompson: "Something he couldn't get or something he lost." Reporters leave. Long tracking shot over sea-like expanse of crates, boxes, etc. Shot of "Rosebud" being consumed in furnace. Shots of Xanadu and fences, reversing those in Introduction. Long shot of Xanadu and smoke. "No Trespassing."

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Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)


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Citizen Kane (1941)


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