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The Story Behind 'Citizen Kane,' The Film That Spawned 'Mank'

Orson Welles takes the lead role in his film <em>Citizen Kane</em>, the 1941 film that took clear aim at publishing mogul William Randolph Hearst. Hearst hated the movie and did everything he could to stop it from being released.
Orson Welles takes the lead role in his film <em>Citizen Kane</em>, the 1941 film that took clear aim at publishing mogul William Randolph Hearst. Hearst hated the movie and did everything he could to stop it from being released.

Oscar-nominated film “Mank” is about the writing of the screenplay for the 1941 classic “Citizen Kane.” Host Robin Young gets a lesson on “Citizen Kane” from NPR senior arts critic Bob Mondello.

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