The Making of Citizen Kane

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University of California Press, 1996 - Performing Arts - 182 pages
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Citizen Kane, widely considered the greatest film ever made, continues to fascinate critics and historians as well as filmgoers. While credit for its genius has traditionally been attributed solely to its director, Orson Welles, Carringer's pioneering study documents the shared creative achievements of Welles and his principal collaborators. The Making of Citizen Kane, copiously illustrated with rare photographs and production documents, also provides an in-depth view of the operations of the Hollywood studio system. This new edition includes a revised preface and overview of criticism, an updated chronology of the film's reception history, a reconsideration of the locus of responsibility of Welles's ill-fated The Magnificent Ambersons, and new photographs.
  

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The Making of Citizen Kane

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It seems that the moviegoing public just can't get enough of Orson Welles and Charlie Kane (see Video Reviews, this issue, p. 98). Carringer's 1985 volume offers and a nuts-and-bolts description of ... Read full review

Review: The Making of Citizen Kane, Revised edition

User Review  - Christine Wells - Goodreads

I actually read the original, so I'm not sure what may have been different with the revised. I was unimaginably enthralled with reading this. I had no experience with the subject matter: never watched ... Read full review

Contents

Scripting
16
Art Direction
36
Cinematography
67
Postproduction and Release
87
Collaboration and The Magnificent Ambersons
122
Outtakes
137
Production Credits
149
Bibliography
167
Index
175
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Robert L. Carringer is Professor of English and Film at the University of Illinois, at Urbana-Champaign. He is also the author of The Magnificent Ambersons: A Reconstruction (California, 1993).

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