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  1. ArthurFlew

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    How is this movie? and how is the DVD release?

    I was talking about Citizen Kane with a friend and he mentioned this movie to me and showed me the DVD one day while at Borders.

    Is it worth a blind buy?
     
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    I thought it was decent enough (I bought it from the $5 Wal-Mart Bin last year). Liev Schreiber was really good as Welles (IMO). Worth it if you can find it on the cheap end.


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    Don't spend more than $5-6. A one time spin at most. The doc on disc 2 of Kane was much better than this lackluster drama. Spend your time on it instead.
     
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    thanks for the info. I will return the one i bought and rent it whenever I come around to it. Thanks again.


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    I thought it was quite good myself, John Malkovich as screenwriter Mankiewicz turns in his usual great performance as does Liev Schreiber as Wells & particularly good is James Cromwell as Hearst.

    I say get it.
     
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    I dislike this movie -- somewhat strongly. Good performances, especially James Cromwell, but the screenplay seems preoccupied with tabloid elements -- drinking, boozing, screwing, dirty laundry (some of which is flat out made up). Something is wrong when you watch a movie about the attempt to destroy and suppress Citizen Kane and the person you have the most sympathy for is Hearst.

    An enormous, wasted opportunity, and I'm glad Welles didn't live to see it.
     
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    Well, I'd be glad if he were still around contributing to DVD releases, making commentaries &c.
     
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    It would be great if Peter Bogdanovich went through his archives and pasted together commentary tracks for Orson's films the way they have for select Disney releases. I'd rebuy Citizen Kane, Lady From Shanghai and Touch Of Evil all over again if that happened. (Heck, I'd buy Touch Of Evil if the two hour documentary about it that aired on cable was on the DVD)
     

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