Chain Rule

Friday, April 03, 2009


We all know that Orson Welles drew his inspiration for the film “Citizen Kane” from the life of William Randolph Hearst. But over time, the character called Kane has become so conflated with the man named Hearst that we tend to think of the movie as a biopic. Kenneth Whyte’s The Uncrowned King: The Sensational Rise of William Randolph Hearst separates the myths from the reality.

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Chris Gray from New Haven, CT

I wrote to a friend on Facebook, tonight, after he complained that only movies that "sucked" should be remade: "Hey, I wanna remake Citizen Kane. You thnk I wouldn't be able to show a different angle on it? That's, to me, the key. Not whether it will have box office business" (or not).

Apr. 10 2009 01:58 AM

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