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Citizen Kane Ending Explained

While Orson Welles’ Academy Award-winning film is, as of this writing, 80 years old, there may be a small contingent of /Film readers who have not seen “Citizen Kane” and may not yet know about its famous ending. So consider these opening sentences a Spoiler Warning for one of the highest-regarded and famous movies of all […]

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‘Citizen Kane’: Where to Pre-Order the Criterion Collection Edition of Orson Welles’ Legendary Film

All products and services featured by IndieWire are independently selected by IndieWire editors. However, IndieWire may receive a commission on orders placed through its retail links, and the retailer may receive certain auditable data for accounting purposes.“Citizen Kane” is being restored by the Criterion Collection in honor of the film’s 80th anniversary. Regarded as one […]

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Why Francis Ford Coppola Was Nearly Fired During The Godfather’s Production

While Mario Puzo’s book “The Godfather” isn’t usually mentioned in the canon of the Great American Novel, Francis Ford Coppola’s film adaptation is unquestionably one of the Great American Movies. In the 10th-anniversary edition of the American Film Institute’s 100 Years…100 Movies list, “The Godfather” was second only to “Citizen Kane.” However, Coppola’s reputation as the premier auteur of […]

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23 Best Picture Nominees That Deserved to Win the Oscar

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has a long history of overlooking the greatest films ever made for Best Picture. Many cinephiles are quick to point out Orson Welles’ “Citizen Kane” losing to John Ford’s “How Green Was My Valley” at the 14th Academy Awards, though it’s not like Ford’s emotionally satisfying family […]

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Oscars 2021: Best Production Design Predictions

This season’s Oscar race for production design pits David Fincher’s mighty black-and-white “Mank” (the Adg period winner) against Florian Zeller’s mind-bending “The Father,” Christopher Nolan’s time-inverted “Tenet” (the Adg fantasy winner), Paul Greengrass’ first western, “News of the World,” and the sweltering Chicago period trappings of George C. Wolfe’s “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.”“Mank” is the […]

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ASC Awards 2021 Upset: Erik Messerschmidt Wins Feature Film Award for ‘Mank’

“Mank” cinematographer Erik Messerschmidt upset “Nomadland” Dp Joshua James Richards, the Oscar favorite, at the 35th annual American Society of Cinematographers Awards on Sunday. The win for David Fincher’s monochromatic biopic, with Herman J. Mankiewicz (Gary Oldman) struggling to churn out a first draft of “Citizen Kane,” was a surprise, given the momentum that has […]

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Amanda Seyfried on Her ‘Mank’ Oscar Nomination and Pitching Herself to Play Glinda in the ‘Wicked’ Movie

For “Mank” star Amanda Seyfried, she keeps her phone on silent and turns off all her notifications, so when she received an Oscar nomination for best supporting actress as Marion Davies in the David Fincher film, her publicist called her mother and woke her up with the good news.“It’s nice to talk about something you […]

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Comfort food: the Oscars nominations are not nearly as radical as they think they are

David Fincher’s frontrunner Mank is a brilliant but nostalgic choice, while there are no nominations for stunning sexual politics drama The AssistantNews: Two female directors and nine actors of colour nominated for 2021 OscarsFull list of Oscars 2021 nominationsAs ever when the Oscar nominations are announced, there is a sense of mystery about the industry’s […]

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Critics Choice Awards 2021 Full Winners: Chloe Zhao’s ‘Nomadland’ Continues Its Reign on Awards Season

With the 2021 awards season is in full swing, the 26th annual Critics Choice Awards will honor the best and brightest in both film and television on Sunday.This year’s ceremony is an in-person/virtual hybrid show, with host Taye Diggs and some of the presenters filming from a stage in Los Angeles, while nominees appear remotely […]

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David Fincher’s ‘Mank’ Production Designer on Recreating Hollywood’s Golden Era

David Fincher’s “Mank” is a visual feast. Shot in black and white, Fincher takes audiences back to the glorious days of Hollywood, as screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz pens the screenplay to Orson Welles’ “Citizen Kane.”Production designer Donald Graham Burt is receiving awards buzz for his work on the film. Burt worked closely with costume designer […]

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