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A screenwriter struggles to develop 'Citizen Kane' with Orson Welles.


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David Fincher strikes again with a film different from other works he had already done, which is what one expects from a great director. The filmmaker managed to capture the essence of 'Citizen Kane' in telling the story of its production. Orson Welles' masterpiece is considered one of the greatest films ever made and he did it with his cinematic debut. Welles wrote, directed and produced 'Citizen Kane', but many people don't know that much of the script was actually by Herman J. Mankiewicz, the Mank. Gary Oldman is the one who gives life to the troubled screenwriter and once again delivered an Oscar-worthy performance. Another highlight of the cast is Tom Burke, who plays Orson Welles, portraying him as an eccentric and quite annoying character. It is understandable that Welles is proud since he was about to make one of the most important films in history, but he didn't know that at the time. And speaking of being proud, David Fincher's direction brings back the question of why he hasn't won an Oscar for Best Director yet? After all, there are no shortage of good productions directed by him. As for the technical details, 'Mank' has a beautiful cinematography and is a film that will certainly please even the most demanding cinephiles. It is a relevant production to understand more about cinema and the importance of 'Citizen Kane'.



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Follows screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz's tumultuous development of Orson Welles' iconic masterpiece 'Cidadão Kane'.

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