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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, (DVD)

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, (DVD)

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, (DVD)
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
Control code
ocm43945028
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
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • HBO91576D
  • (OCoLC)43945028
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, (DVD)
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
Control code
ocm43945028
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
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • HBO91576D
  • (OCoLC)43945028
System details
DVD ; NTSC, Region 1 ; English Dolby 5.1 ; English Dolby surround ; Spanish mono
Video recording format
DVD

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