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The Resource RKO 281, HBO Pictures presents in association with WGBH Boston ; a Scott Free production ; a Benjamin Ross film ; Labrador Films ; produced by Su Armstrong ; written by John Logan ; directed by Benjamin Ross, (videorecording)

RKO 281, HBO Pictures presents in association with WGBH Boston ; a Scott Free production ; a Benjamin Ross film ; Labrador Films ; produced by Su Armstrong ; written by John Logan ; directed by Benjamin Ross, (videorecording)

Label
RKO 281
Title
RKO 281
Statement of responsibility
HBO Pictures presents in association with WGBH Boston ; a Scott Free production ; a Benjamin Ross film ; Labrador Films ; produced by Su Armstrong ; written by John Logan ; directed by Benjamin Ross
Contributor
Actor
Screenwriter
Director
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • fre
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
Coming to Hollywood as a celebrated boy genius featuring a spectacular career arc in New York including his "War of the Worlds" radio hoax, Orson Welles is stymied on the subject for his first film. After a dinner party at Hearst Castle, during which he has a verbal altercation with Hearst, Welles decides to do a movie about Hearst. It takes him some time to convince co-writer Herman Mankiewicz and the studio, but Welles eventually gets the script and the green light, keeping the subject very hush-hush with the press. When a rough cut is screened, Hearst gets wind of the movie's theme and begins a campaign to see that it is not only never publicly screened, but destroyed
Cataloging source
OWL
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Music by John Altman ; editor, Alex Mackie ; photography, Mike Southon
Dewey number
791.45/72
Intended audience
Rated R
Language note
  • English or Spanish soundtracks ; English, French, or Spanish subtitles
  • Closed captioned
LC call number
PN1992.77
LC item number
.R56 2000
PerformerNote
Liev Schreiber, James Cromwell, Melanie Griffith, Brenda Blethyn, Roy Scheider, John Malkovich, Liam Cunningham, David Suchet
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1964-
  • 1961-
  • 1957-
  • 1946-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Ross, Benjamin
  • Logan, John
  • Armstrong, Su
  • Cromwell, James
  • Malkovich, John
  • Griffith, Melanie
  • Schreiber, Liev
  • Scheider, Roy
  • Blethyn, Brenda
  • Cunningham, Liam
  • Suchet, David
  • HBO Pictures
  • WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)
  • Scott Free Productions
  • Labrador Films
Runtime
87
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Welles, Orson
  • Hearst, William Randolph
Technique
live action
Label
RKO 281, HBO Pictures presents in association with WGBH Boston ; a Scott Free production ; a Benjamin Ross film ; Labrador Films ; produced by Su Armstrong ; written by John Logan ; directed by Benjamin Ross, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based in part on the documentary 'The battle over Citizen Kane' from 'The American Experience'
  • Originally broadcast on cable television on Nov. 20, 1999
  • Includes cast and crew biographies
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (87 min.)
Isbn
9780783116761
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
026359157622
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
  • 91576
  • 3000031884
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)43945028
  • (OCoLC)ocm43945028
  • 1731173
  • 2147317
  • 1813453
  • 1819800
System details
DVD ; NTSC, Region 1 ; English Dolby 5.1 ; English Dolby surround ; Spanish mono
Video recording format
DVD
Label
RKO 281, HBO Pictures presents in association with WGBH Boston ; a Scott Free production ; a Benjamin Ross film ; Labrador Films ; produced by Su Armstrong ; written by John Logan ; directed by Benjamin Ross, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Based in part on the documentary 'The battle over Citizen Kane' from 'The American Experience'
  • Originally broadcast on cable television on Nov. 20, 1999
  • Includes cast and crew biographies
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (87 min.)
Isbn
9780783116761
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
026359157622
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
  • 91576
  • 3000031884
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)43945028
  • (OCoLC)ocm43945028
  • 1731173
  • 2147317
  • 1813453
  • 1819800
System details
DVD ; NTSC, Region 1 ; English Dolby 5.1 ; English Dolby surround ; Spanish mono
Video recording format
DVD

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