pauline kael raising kane part 2

Remington grew restless there and sent Hearst a telegram: EVERYTHING IS QUIET. Her selection and arrangement of material constitutes a very significant portion of her personal style. Pauline Kael (|keɪl|), nada en Petaluma o 19 de xuño de 1919 e finada en Great Barrington (Massachusetts) o 3 de setembro de 2001, foi unha crítica de cinema estadounidense que escribiu na revista The New Yorker entre 1968 e 1991. Welles lost his magic touch, and as his films began to be diffuse he acquired the reputation of being an intellectual, difficult-to-understand artist. To revisit this article, select My⁠ ⁠Account, then View saved stories. Many of the thirties movies he wrote are popular on television and at college showings, but when they have been discussed in film books his name has never, to my knowledge, appeared. Now, after his death, the Luce organization is trying to get back into film activities. 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Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. “Kane,” too, is a clock that laughs. He concluded that if an opera house should be built in a skyscraper, the rental of the upper regions would eventually cover the opera’s deficits. The longer the time, the more of a film man the director is said to be; when a director is stage-oriented, you can practically see the actors walking off the set. The plot thickens considerably when Miss Kael drifts away from a half-hearted analysis of “Kane” to the most lively gossip imaginable about the alleged birth-pangs and labor-pains of the script. By diversifying the material and combining several careers, Mankiewicz could protect himself. Starring Orson Welles.” It was perfect until he got to “Herman J. Mankiewicz” in the writing credit, which spoiled everything. The camera comes so close that it can reveal too much: Kane as an old man was an actor trying to look old, and Welles had as yet only a schoolboy’s perception of how age weighs one down. A destitute king — not because he was thrown away from the kingdom — but (because) on this earth, the way the world is, there is no kingdom good enough for Orson Welles.”  — Jeanne Moreau, © Wellesnet | The Orson Welles Web Resource — All rights reserved, Wellesnet is dedicated to the memory of Orson Welles (May 6, 1915 – October 10, 1985). Works of art are enjoyed for different reasons in different periods; it may even be one of the defining characteristics of a lasting work of art that it yields up different qualities for admiration at different times. He seems unsure of himself as the young Kane, and there’s something very engaging (and surprisingly human) about Welles unsure of himself; he’s a big, overgrown, heavy boy, and rather sheepish, one suspects, at being seen as he is. Pauline Kael, "Raising Kane," The New Yorker, 20 and 27 February, 1971, rpt. RAYMOND: He thought Rawlston would break his neck sooner or later. Everyone is familiar with the nearly half-century-old “Raising Kane,” a 50,000-word Pauline Kael essay about who really wrote Citizen Kane. It is Welles’ distinctive quality as a movie director—I think it is his genius—that he never hides his cleverness, that he makes it possible for us not only to enjoy what he does but to share his enjoyment in doing it. Mankiewicz went upstairs to see Lee, who was lying in bed with her head bandaged. He seemed more concerned with continuing the old pretense that the movie was not about Hearst than with refuting Lundberg’s charge of plagiarism, and his attempts to explain specific incidents in the movie as if their relationship to Hearst were a mere coincidence are fairly funny. He had worked with such great directors as Fritz Lang and F. W. Murnau and G. W. Pabst, and, by his technical innovations, had helped create their styles; he had shot many of the German silent classics (“The Last Laugh,” “Variety,” “Metropolis,” “Tartuffe”). Apparently this is the work that blasted convention on how film critics and historians had viewed Citizen Kane up to that time (since then it's become the conventional way to view Citizen Kane). It was pointed out that John Gunther had said Mankiewicz made better sense than all the politicians and diplomats put together, and that he was widely known to have a passionate interest in contemporary history, particularly as it related to power, and to have an enormous library. Mary Garden quit after one year there, calling it “that long black hole,” and in 1932, when Insull’s mammoth interlocking directorate of power plants collapsed and he fled to Greece, the opera house was closed. Opera—which used to be called “grand opera”—was a ritual target of American comedy. There’s the scene of Welles eating in the newspaper office, which was obviously caught by the camera crew, and which, to be “a good sport,” he had to use. He is now all but ignored even in many accounts of “Citizen Kane.” By the fifties, his brother Joe—with “A Letter to Three Wives” and “All About Eve”—had become the famous wit in Hollywood, and there wasn’t room for two Mankiewiczes in movie history; Herman became a parenthesis in the listings for Joe. Seeing the movie again recently, I liked the way it looked; now that the style no longer boded a return to the aestheticism of sets and the rigidly arranged figures of the German silents, I could enjoy it without misgivings. After she failed as a movie actress, Brulatour financed her career at the Chicago Opera Company at the end of the twenties, and then, using his power to extend credit to movie companies for film stock, he pushed the near-bankrupt Universal to star her in a 1937 disaster, in which she sang eight songs. Mankiewicz could hardly improve on the most famous of all Hearst stories, so he merely touched it up a trifle. Search. Wikipedia Citation. He wrote the script he had proposed earlier on Aimee Semple McPherson, and he started the one on Dillinger, but he had squandered his health as well as his talents. One of the games that film students sometimes play is to judge a director on whether you have the illusion that the people on the screen will go on doing what they’re doing after the camera leaves them. Hearst fell for it and hired Parsons at $250 a week, and she began her profitable life-work of praising (and destroying) Marion Davies. Ad Choices. Hello Select your address Best Sellers Today's Deals Prime Video Customer Service Books New Releases Gift Ideas Home & Garden Electronics Vouchers Gift Cards & Top Up Today's Deals Prime Video Customer Service Books New Releases Gift Ideas Home & … Rosebud is what was most frequently criticized in the movie, and Gilbert Seldes, in one of the most solid and intelligent reviews of “Kane” (in Esquire), called it “a phony” and “the only bit of stale stuff in the picture.” Welles himself has said, “The Rosebud gimmick is what I like least about the movie. Welles directs the individual scenes with such flourish and such e_njoyment of flourish_ that the audience reacts as if the leap into the rally were clever and funny and logical, too, although the connection between the scenes isn’t established until later, when Boss Jim Gettys uses Susan to wreck Kane’s political career. We see Susan at the deserted cabaret; we see her from the back on the opera-house stage and we imagine that she is facing an audience; we get a sense of crowds at the political rally without seeing them. Directed by Orson Welles. The conceptions are basically kitsch; basically, “Kane” is popular melodrama—Freud plus scandal, a comic strip about Hearst. This bravura is, I think, the picture’s only true originality, and it wasn’t an intentional challenge to the concept of unobtrusive technique but was (mainly) the result of Welles’ discovery of—and his delight in—the fun of making movies. In that draft, Kane, like Hearst, in order to reach the masses he thought he wanted to serve and protect, built circulation by turning the newspapers into pulp magazines, and, in order to stay in business and expand, squeezed non-advertisers. The opening of the new opera house was scheduled for November 4, 1929; six days before, on October 29th, the stock market crashed. I agreed and returned to Hollywood. At the time, I got more simple, frivolous pleasure from Preston Sturges’s “The Lady Eve,” which had come out a few months earlier, and I found more excitement in John Huston’s “The Maltese Falcon,” which came out a few months later. had become one of Howard Hughes’ toys in the late forties, and a crew of expensive lawyers was hired. There’s nothing static or Germanic in Welles’ direction, and he had such unifying energy that just a couple of years ago an eminent movie critic cited the cockatoo in “Citizen Kane” as “an unforced metaphor arising naturally out of the action.”. Mine.”, Marion Davies was born in 1897, and, as a teen-ager, went right from the convent to the musical-comedy stage, where she put in two years as a dancer before Ziegfeld “glorified” her in the “Ziegfeld Follies of 1916.” That was where William Randolph Hearst, already in his mid-fifties, spotted her. PLEASE REMAIN. Right at the beginning of the movie, Kane was said to be the greatest newspaper tycoon of this or any other generation, so he was obviously Hearst; Xanadu was transparently San Simeon; and Susan’s fake stardom and the role she played in Kane’s life spelled Marion Davies to practically everybody in the Western world. She says that many of the Griffith stars were “payoffs.”) Marion Davies had more talent than most of the reigning queens, but Hearst and Louella were too ostentatious, and they never let up. “Man of Aran,” with its excessive sea-pounding on the soundtrack making it as falsely exotic in its own time as “Ramparts of Clay” is in ours, was certainly never conceived in crowd-pleasing terms. With Welles, Toland was free to make suggestions that went beyond lighting techniques. It was like stumbling onto Caligula, and Hearst looked like a Roman emperor mixing with the commoners on a night out. But, seeing “Kane” now, I winced, as I did the first time, at the empty virtuosity of the shot near the beginning when Kane, dying, drops the glass ball and we see the nurse’s entrance reflected in the glass. In popular art, riches and power destroy people, and so the secret of Kane is that he longs for the simple pleasures of his childhood before wealth tore him away from his mother—he longs for what is available to the mass audience. Usually ships within 3 days. . . For whatever reasons, neither Mankiewicz nor Houseman nor Toland ever worked on another movie with Welles. Would you like Wikipedia to always look as professional and up-to-date? RAISING KANE REVISITED: Herman Mankiewicz, Pauline Kael, and the Battle Over “Citizen Kane.”The New Yorker walks back some of their own critic’s 1970s-era revisionism:. Even with this kind of material cut down to the barest allusions, Mankiewicz, in “Citizen Kane,” treated the material of Hearst’s life in Hearstian yellow-journalism style. The point of the film becomes the cliché irony that although Hearst has everything materially, he has nothing humanly. by Pauline Kael, Herman J. Mankiewicz, et al. There’s an almost palpable sense of enjoyment in the script itself; Mankiewicz was skillful at making his points through comedy, and frequently it’s higher, blacker comedy than was customary in the thirties pictures. . Indeed, Miss Kael writes of Harold Ross in “Raising Kane” with much the same awed tone employed by General Lew Wallace in writing of Christ in “Ben Hur.” Writing of a Ross visit to Hearst’s San Simeon, Miss Kael lacks only a divinely capitalized “H” (“He” for “he”) to achieve a completely Biblical tone: “Harold Ross must have wondered what drew his old friends there, for he came, too, escorted by Robert Benchley.”, What is most startling about “Raising Kane” is how little it adds to old stories that have been circulating in film magazines with fewer readers than the New Yorker. Mankiewicz wrote, I mostly edited and the nurse was bored. maybe somebody without any money or property. He probably responded to Welles’ penchant for tales of terror and his desire for a portentous, mythic look, and since Welles didn’t have enough financing for full-scale sets and was more than willing to try the unconventional, Toland suggested many of the Expressionist solutions. In the case of the cinematographer, Gregg Toland, the contribution goes far beyond suggestions and technical solutions. When I looked up his credits as a cameraman, the name “Mad Love” rang a bell; I closed my eyes and visualized it, and there was the Gothic atmosphere, and the huge, dark rooms with lighted figures, and Peter Lorre, bald, with a spoiled-baby face, looking astoundingly like a miniature Orson Welles. When Welles was only thirty-six, the normally gracious Walter Kerr referred to him as “an international joke, and possibly the youngest living has been.” Welles had the special problems of fame without commercial success. After Luce took news coverage from newspapers into newsmagazines, he moved into photo-journalism and then into news documentaries, but he didn’t follow through on what he had started, and he failed to get into television production. (He seems to be a junk dealer—probably because an earlier scene in “American” introducing him was eliminated.) Description: 466 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm. M uch of what Pauline Kael had to say in ‘Raising Kane’ (1971), her long article in the New Yorker, got lost in the controversy it created.One of her aims was to draw attention to Herman Mankiewicz’s role in writing the screenplay for Citizen Kane (1941), and therefore in the success of the film. Welles has never been able to write this kind of vehicle for himself. Similarly, Orson Welles is not significantly diminished as the auteur of “Citizen Kane” by Miss Kael’s breathless revelations about Herman J. Mankiewicz any more than he is diminished as the auteur of “the Magnificent Ambersons” by the fact that all the best lines and scenes were written by Booth Tarkington. The funny thing is that Mankiewicz, in commenting on Hearst’s lack of vision, overestimated Luce’s vision. “Honestly,” he wrote, “I know more about Hearst than any other man alive. Kane gives Boss Jim Gettys this treatment, Murphy was so deeply wounded by this that he arranged for Hearst’s ballots to be stolen, and, it is said, even managed to rig the recount. I noticed once again, though without being bothered by it this time, either, that there was no one in the room to hear the dying Kane say “Rosebud.” I was much more disturbed by little picky defects, like the pointless shot up to the bridge before the reporter goes into the hospital. There was no special significance in the use of Mankiewicz’ s secretary’s last name for Susan Alexander, just as there was no significance in the fact that the actor Whitford Kane had been part of the nucleus of the Mercury Theatre, but the use of the name Bernstein for Kane’s devoted, uncritical friend had some significance in relation not only to Welles but to Hearst, and it was Mankiewicz’s way of giving Hearst points (he did it in the breakfast scene when Emily is snobbish about Bernstein) because, whatever else Hearst was, he was not a snob or an anti-Semite. The jury had been cordial to Mankiewicz’s explanation of how it was that he knew details that were in the Lundberg book and were unpublished elsewhere, but now the width and depth of his culture became suspect. Mankiewicz was indignant that anyone could suggest that a man of his knowledge would need to crib, and he paraded his credentials. As a mass medium, movies have always soothed and consoled the public with the theme that the rich can buy everything except what counts—love. Recently I‘ve been reading Brian Kellow’s biography of Pauline Kael, and I’m very pleased that he’s up front about the serious flaws of “Raising KANE,” factual and otherwise — but also disappointed that Kellow is unaware that “The Kane Mutiny” — signed by Peter Bogdanovich, and the best riposte to Kael’s essay ever published by anyone — was mainly written by Welles himself. The Citizen Kane Book: Raising Kane and The Shooting Script. No one was expected to be fooled; it was simply a legal maneuver. You don’t expect to bump into a man on the dance floor after you’ve been reading that sort of thing about him. Just better. A typical Davies film would open with the theatre ventilating system pouring attar of roses at the audience, or the theatre would be specially redecorated, sometimes featuring posters that famous popular artists had done of her in the costumes of the picture. It seems that as a child Herman Mankiewicz had had a sled, which may or may not have carried the label “Rosebud” (his family doesn’t remember); he wasn’t dramatically parted from the sled, but he once had a bicycle that was stolen, and he mourned that all his life. And the good American movie directors in that period (men like Howard Hawks and John Ford and William Wellman) didn’t have the background in theatre or—that key element—the background in radio. Nor did Hearst lose his attraction or his friends after he lost his big money. Before Mankiewicz began writing the script, he talked about what a great love story it would be—but who would buy tickets for a movie about a rich, powerful tycoon who also found true love? Perhaps he was embarrassed, and that’s why he so often hid in extravagant roles and behind those old-man false faces. The structure was known as “Insull’s throne,” and it cost twenty million dollars. Learn More- opens in a new window or tab Any international shipping and import charges are paid in part to Pitney Bowes Inc. If a movie is good, there is a general tendency to believe that everything in it was conceived and worked out according to a beautiful master plan, or that it is the result of the creative imagination of the director, but in movies things rarely happen that way—even more rarely than they do in opera or the theatre. One passage of dialogue that is bad because it sounds slanted to make an ideological point is almost a straight steal (and that’s probably why Mankiewicz didn’t realize how fraudulent it would sound), and was especially familiar because John Dos Passos had quoted it in “U.S.A.,” in his section on Hearst, “Poor Little Rich Boy.” (That title might be the theme of the movie.) But “American” was much too long and inclusive and loose, and much too ambitious, and Mankiewicz rapidly cut it down (copies of these gradually shorter drafts were saved) until it reached the hundred and fifty-six pages of the final shooting script—which still made for a then unusually long picture, of a hundred and nineteen minutes. It feels empty, uninhabited. The Mercury players had scored their separate successes in “Kane,” and they went on to conventional careers; they had hoped to revolutionize theatre and films, and they became part of the industry. Insull’s opera house never really had a chance to prove or disprove his financial theories. Paperback $25.00 $ 25. Many years later, Welles remarked, “Like most performers, I naturally prefer a live audience to that lie-detector full of celluloid.” Maybe his spoiled-baby face was just too nearly perfect for the role, and he knew it, and knew the hostile humor that lay behind Mankiewicz’s putting so much of him in the role of Hearst the braggart self-publicist and making Kane so infantile. (And as Welles doesn’t project any sexual interest in either Kane’s first wife, Emily, or in Susan, his second wife, we don’t know how to interpret Susan’s claim that he just likes her voice.) Because of the collaborative nature of most movies, masterpieces are rare, and even masterpieces may, like “Kane,” be full of flaws, but the interaction frequently results in special pleasures and surprises. McBride’s greatest sin is apparently his willingness to consider “Citizen Kane” as a work of art rather than in Miss Kael’s terms as “kitsch redeemed,” a culturally defensive attitude for readers and editors who would be shocked to have any movie taken too seriously. William Randolph Hearst, like Stalin, was known to be fairly Byzantine in his punishments. And it wasn’t just makeup—they really did, having been searched out for that resemblance. Anyway, it wouldn’t have explained anything. To believe that “Citizen Kane” is a great American film in a morass of mediocre Hollywood movies is to misunderstand the transparent movieness of “Kane” itself from its Xanadu castle out of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” to its menagerie out of “King Kong” to its mirrored reflections out of old German doppleganger spectacles. Kane seems an emanation of Welles, and if Mankiewicz didn’t take the ten thousand, he might just as well have, because he helped stamp Welles all over the film. When he appears on television to recite from Shakespeare or the Bible, he is introduced as if he were the epitome of the highbrow; it’s television’s more polite way of cutting off his necktie. As Mankiewicz planned it, Susan was to make her début in Massenet’s “Thaïs.” As a very young man, Hearst had been briefly engaged to the San Francisco singer Sybil Sanderson. Mankiewicz said that Welles had been brooding over the credits, that he could see how beautiful they would be: “Produced by Orson Welles. Some of Davies’ costume spectacles weren’t bad—and she was generally charming in them—but the pictures didn’t have to be bad for all the corrupt drumbeaters to turn the public’s stomach. Great selection of related Books, art and collectibles available now at.. When Citizen Kane ” itself bears the by-line of Pauline Kael essay about really. Managed to have an accident that involved so many of the foremost American film critics, and he paraded credentials. 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