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New Citizen Kane book

Unread post by sethb » Thu Jun 08, 2017 9:08 am

I've been reading "Citizen Kane, A Filmmaker's Journey," by Harlan Lebo, published in 2016. He had previously authored a coffee-table type book about the movie that was mostly photos; this one is much more text-oriented, and is the product of some serious and deep research.

Lots of interesting information, both pre- and post-production, much of which I hadn't known before. Lebo writes well and sticks to primary sources instead of quoting and rehashing other older (and frequently inaccurate) material. He also does a good job of analyzing his facts and placing them in the context of the 1940's studio system.

Well worth a good long look. Here's the Amazon link: ... 959&sr=1-1" target="_blank" target="_blank SETH
"Novelty is always welcome, but talking pictures are just a fad." -- Irving Thalberg
"Who the hell wants to hear actors talk ?" -- Harry Warner

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