Charles Foster Kane

Charles Foster Kane

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Charles Foster Kane is a fictional character and the subject of Orson Welles's 1941 film Citizen Kane. Welles played Kane (receiving an Oscar nomination), with Buddy Swan playing Kane as a child. Welles also co-wrote and directed the film. The general consensus is that William Randolph Hearst is the primary - but not the only - inspiration behind Charles Foster Kane. (Welles himself is considered the other main inspiration.) Though Citizen Kane is often considered one of the best films ever made, Hearst was allegedly not amused by how he-or his mistress Marion Davies, widely (but wrongly) considered the inspiration for Susan Alexander-were depicted, and he attempted to destroy both the film and Welles' career.
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  • Paperback | 164 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 10mm | 249g
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134947849
  • 9786134947848