1940. Film studio RKO hires 24-year-old wunderkind Orson Welles under a contract that gives him full creative control of his movies. For his first film, he calls in washed-up alcoholic Herman J Mankiewicz to write the screenplay. That film is "Citizen Kane," and this is the story of how it was written.
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During the writer's meeting they make reference to "The Wolf Man." The Wolf Man didn't come out until 1941, over a year after this takes place. See more
In 1940, at the tender age of 24, Orson Wells was lured to Hollywood by a struggling RKO Pictures with a contract befitting his formidable storytelling talents. He was given absolute creative autonomy, would suffer no oversight, and could make any movie, about any subject, with any collaborator he wished...
The Netflix logos at the beginning and end are in full color, despite the film being in black and white. See more
(If Only You Could) Save Me
Written and Produced by Trent Reznor
& Atticus Ross
Vocals by Adryon de León See more