Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Manuscripts Orson Welles sold for 102 thousand dollars – RIA Novosti

Orson Welles film Citizen Kane. Archival photo

© Photo: RKO Radio Pictures. 1941

MOSCOW, September 30 – RIA Novosti. Manuscripts filmmaker and writer Orson Welles, including the final version of the script for the film “Citizen Kane” , ranked first in the list of the 100 best American films (according to the American Film Institute), were sold at auction in the United States for 102 thousand dollars, reports the Associated Press.

Three versions of the script were introduced by Profiles in History. Seller of the documents made a close friend of Wells, received the manuscript scenario personally from their author.

The largest amount was proposed for the third, the final version of the script of the film. The manuscript was sold for 44.8 thousand dollars.

In addition, the auction were several handwritten documents Wells provided by other owners. Among them, the text for the radio performance of the acclaimed novel by HG Wells’ War of the Worlds “, Orson Welles staged in 1938.

” Citizen Kane “- a dramatic film of 1941, recognized as classics of American cinema. The film tells the story of media tycoon, who has devoted his life to the idea of ​​service to society by giving him the news, but over time it begins to use its enormous money and power to satisfy their personal ambitions. Orson Welles, in collaboration with Herman Mankiewicz received the “Oscar” for the script for this film in 1941. In 2000, the American Film Institute (American Film Institute) announced the list of the 100 best American films in which the film “Citizen Kane” won first place.


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