Orson Welles and Herman Mankiewicz win an Oscar for writing Citizen Kane

li-orson-wellesDoes his autograph read, “no winner”?

Orson_Welles_SignatureWell, here’s the shooting script he did win for:

Orson Welles Citizen Kane shooting script

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  1. February 24, 2014

    Funny, it looks like he’s sipping a bowl of soup, not tea or coffee! πŸ˜‰

    • February 24, 2014

      He had a mighty appetite, maybe it’s a bowl of bouillabaisse, or considering the era… tomato soup? On set they do serve snacks during the shooting day. You may just have spotting one πŸ˜‰ .

      • February 24, 2014

        Oh, I knowβ€”in a previous life I worked on commercial production myself. πŸ™‚ It’s just such a lovely bowl-cup…and a big one at that! A high-functioning mind needs fuel, so I certainly don’t blame him.

  2. February 25, 2014

    Is that something about breakfast on the front page?

    • February 25, 2014

      I think it’s probably a note about a montage that represents the Kane marriage, where their breakfast table gets longer and longer over the years, and the distance between them becomes a gap they can’t bridge. That’s the breakfast scene. πŸ™‚ .

      • February 25, 2014

        Ah, I see.

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