Although Hearst slowed the social acceptance of this movie, he failed to stop it; it is now considered one of the greatest movies of all time. William Randolph Hearst was a man driven by money and publicity throughout his life. He created a media empire that stretched across the whole country using his biased headlines and outlandish articles. By introducing yellow journalism to the journalism realm, he opened up a whole new style not only for reporters in his time, but for those of the future. Even though he sided with Hitler and went against FDR, his feud with Orson Welles over the production and release of Citizen Kane ultimately became his final demise.
Citizen Kane: Exposing the Truth about William Randolph Hearst Many have called Citizen Kane the greatest cinematic achievement of all time. It is indeed a true masterpiece of acting, screen writing, and directing. Orson Welles, its young genius director, lead actor, and a co-writer, used the best talents and techniques of the day (Bordwell 103) to tell the story of a newspaper giant, Charles Kane, through the eyes of the people who loved and hated him. However, when it came out, it was scorned by Hollywood and viewed only in the private theaters of RKO, the producer. Nominated for nine Academy Awards, it was practically booed off the stage, and only won one award, that for Best Screenplay, which Welles and Herman Mankiewicz shared (Mulvey 10).
His grandparents names are Eldridge and Edith and they owned a small grocery store. HIs mother married a new guy named Roger Clinton Sr who owned an automobile dealership. Roger was an abusive father to his mother and half brother.Bill also said that he was a gambler.His grandma and grandpa sold goods to black people. When in that time you were not to supposed to. Bill went to school in hot Springs Arkansas, and then went to college in Washington D.C called Georgetown University.
The great Louis Armstrong was born on August 4th, 1901 in the city of New Orleans. Armstrong was born into a very poor family, his grandparents being slaves and his mother being a prostitute. He had to work when he was 10 years old to help being income to the family. He sold newspapers, delivered coal, and even sang in a quartet to help get some money. He started to learn how to play the coronet after he was arrested for firing his step dads pistol and put in a military school.
After living at his fathers for some time, he decided to move from relative to relatives’ house, then soon moving into his mother’s house and her boyfriend, and soon to be husband Pat O’Connor. Not being able to stand his stepfather Kurt had decided to sleep wherever he could from 1984 to 1985. As high school passed by Kurt began to do more drinking and doing drugs more often. Senior year he decided to drop out of high school due to being bullied by students because he chose art and music over sports (rollingstones.com). He then met and soon became friends with Buzz Osbourne, a local band member of “The Melvin’s” who previously Kurt had listened to and attended their gigs and also introduced him to band such as “Sex Pistols”.
Hearst loved war and drama, it gave him something to publish. William Randolph Hearst would take yellow journalism to a new level with his great experience in writing and blow the littlest news facts into big time stories that would pull his readers in to believing just about everything that was published in his newspaper. Hearst’s biggest challenger was Joseph Pulitzer, a fellow writer. The irony was that both Pulitzer and Hearst were considered outsiders when they arrived at New York City. Their papers both appealed to the same situations and what not.
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