Citizen Kane

Gibbs Smith

SKU: 7379

$25.00 USD

A comprehensive history of the trials, tribulations, and triumphs behind the creation of one of the greatest films of all time, Citizen Kane.

2022 BRONZE Winner for Performing Arts & Music, Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards

CITIZEN KANE: A Filmmaker's Journey is an updated and expanded softcover of Lebo's 2016 hardcover that traces the creation of Orson's Welles's classic film. This filmland history is itself a sinister tale of conspiracy, blackmail, and Coummunist witch hunts, while detailing the extraordinary rise of Welles, the legend who, at 23 years old, defied the studio system and became a Hollywood icon simply by making the greatest film of all time.

Harlan Lebo is a senior fellow at the Center for the Digital Future in the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. He has written books about The Godfather, Casablanca, and a coffee-table book on Citizen Kane, and has served as a historical consultant to Paramount Pictures for the fiftieth anniversary of the release of Citizen Kane. He lives in California.