January 2021 Journal

  • News of the World
  • Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
  • Mank
  • RKO-281
  • Citizen Kane
  • And more!

RKO 281 (1999)

In this version of the creation of CITIZEN KANE by Herman Mankiewicz and Orson Welles, the latter is favored as contributing the most to the script.

Mank (2020)

The story behind the writing of Orson Welles’ CITIZEN KANE centers more on co-writer Herman Mankiewicz & his struggles with the studio, Hearst & Welles.

It’s All True: Based on an Unfinished Film by Orson Welles (1993)

This fascinating documentary pays tribute to film genius Orson Welles, thanks to the three men listed as directors of the film, the late Richard Wilson (who had worked with Welles), Bill Krohn, and Myron Meisel. Welles was busy, after making his masterful Citizen Kane, editing The Magnificent Ambersons as well as starring in Journey into Fear. …