The Battle Over Citizen Kane

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Arts, Biography Documentary hosted by Richard Ben Cramer, published by PBS broadcasted as part of PBS American Experience series in 1996 - English narration

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Boy Genius vs. Media Powerhouse: An inside look at the biggest Hollywood drama in history. When power, brilliance and ambition clashed, America nearly lost its greatest cinematic treasure. In 1941, 24-year-old Orson Welles-- armed with the most lucrative motion picture contract ever-- wrote, directed, and starred in "Citizen Kane", a masterpiece many regard as the best film ever made. The alleged subject of the film disagreed. Publishing magnate William Randolph Hearst wielded his immense power, money and influence to destroy the picture-- and Welles himself. The "boy genius" fought back mightily, but, ultimately, it was a war with no winner. This Academy Award-nominated two-hour documentary offers a detailed on and off the set perspective on the historic "clash of the titans." Through amazingly candid interviews with Orson Welles, the stars of "Citizen Kane", and associates of both combatants, discover what made Welles so revered and Hearst so vindictive. Extensive film clips from "Citizen Kane" and fascinating biographical profiles of both men (including rare footage from San Simeon and Welles' historic "War of the Worlds" broadcast) reveal new facts in the power struggle between two proud, gifted, and destructive Americans on a fateful collision course. Produced and Directed by Thomas Lennon and Michael Epstein; A Lennon Documentary Group film for American Experience/WGBH Educational Foundation

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Video Codec: x264 CABAC High@L4
Video Bitrate: 2 046 Kbps
Video Resolution: 720x552
Display Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Frames Per Second: 29.970 fps
Audio Codec: AC3
Audio Bitrate: 224 kb/s CBR 48000 Hz
Audio Streams: 2
Audio Languages: english
RunTime Per Part: 1 h 53 min
Number Of Parts: 1
Part Size: 1.80 GB
Source: DVD (Thanks to JB(JimB0ss)@a.b.dvd.classics)
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