“Citizen Kane” Sparks a Hollywood Feud (feat. Jack Black & John Lithgow) – Drunk History

“Citizen Kane” Sparks a Hollywood Feud (feat. Jack Black & John Lithgow) – Drunk History


HELLO, TODAY WE ARE GOING TO BE
DISCUSSING ORSON WELLES, AND WILLIAM RANDOLPH HEARST. WILLIAM RANDOLPH HEARST WAS THE
BIGGEST MEDIA MOGUL IN AMERICA. THREE OUT OF FIVE PEOPLE
READ A HEARST PAPER. HE HAD OWNED 25% OF THE WORLD’S
MOST VALUABLE ART, THE SECOND BIGGEST PRIVATE ZOO
IN THE WORLD, HE HAD STARTED
TO BUILD SAN SIMEON. THE [bleep] PROPERTY WAS LIKE HALF THE SIZE
OF RHODE ISLAND, MAN. NOT HIS WIFE,
BUT THIS WOMAN, MARION DAVIES, NEXT THING YOU KNOW SHE’S LIVING
IN SAN SIMEON, LOVING IT. MEANWHILE, ORSON WELLES, A BOY GENIUS PRODIGY,
HAD JUST DONEWAR OF THE WORLDS.ORSON WOULD SAY THINGS
LIKE TONIGHT AT 7:52 P.M. WE SPOTTED A CRAFT
ENTERING EARTH’S ATMOSPHERE. IT LANDS ON
THE WHITE HOUSE LAWN, YES, YES. HOLLYWOOD CAME A-KNOCKIN’, AND THEY SAID ORSON, BABE, WHAT DO YOU WANT, BABE? YOU WANT A–YOU WANT A
THREE-PICTURE DEAL? WE DON’T SAY A WORD,
ALL THE MONEY YOU WANT, BABE? DONE. GREEN LIT, DONE [bleep] DEAL. ORSON’S HAVING SOME LATE-NIGHT,
PROBABLY HAMMERED, COCKTAILS WITH A ONE HERMAN MANKIEWICZ,
SCREENWRITER, AND MANKIEWICZ ALL OF A SUDDEN
STARTS GOING LIKE, YEAH, I WAS–I WAS AT
SAN SIMEON THE OTHER WEEK, AND ORSON’S LIKE,
YOU HAVE INSIDE INFO AND–AND LIKE LITTLE JUICY
TIDBITS OF WHAT’S HAPPENING AT THE HEARST CASTLE? HE’S LIKE, OH, YEAH. HE’S LIKE, OH [bleep],
I HAVE AN INSIDE GUY. DO TELL, DO TELL. I PARTIED THERE REGULAR. I’M HAVING DRINKS, SMOKING CIGS,
DRINKING CHAMPY, HAVING DELICIOUS APPETIZERS
WITH MARION DAVIES AND DOUGIE FAIRBANKS
AND ALL THOSE PEOPLE, LOVING IT. HE’S WITNESSING THIS STUFF
FIRST HAND OF [chokes] HOLD ON. [bleep] SORRY, WHISKEY BEARD. [laughs and burps]
OH, MAMA. BUT THEN HEARST WOULD LEAVE
THESE PARTIES AND GO OUT AND SPREAD ALL
HIS NEWSPAPERS OUT AND JUST LORD OVER HIS POWERS, LIKE I CONTROL MEDIA,
WHICH CONTROLS THE WORLD. I AM [bleep] GOD. AND ORSON GOES STOP. I NEED YOU TO WRITE ME A SCREENPLAY ABOUT THIS, AND I AM GOING TO MAKE IT INTO A FEATURE FILM. DEAL WAS MADE. ORSON WELLES KNEW THAT WE NEED
TO KIND OF KEEP THIS TOP SECRET, AND KEEP IT UNDER WRAPS
BECAUSE OF HEARST. MANKIEWICZ WOULD POUND
OUT THE PAGES, ORSON WELLES KEPT ON
READING THIS STUFF, HE WAS LIKE,
THIS IS AMAZING SCREENWRITING. THIS IS GONNA BE
THE BEST MOVIE EVER, LIKE I’M MAKING A [bleep]
KICKASS MOVIE MAN. CAPICHE? HE WROTE, PRODUCED, DIRECTED,
HE STARRED IN IT. WHEN THE MOVIE WAS COMPLETE, THE MOST POWERFUL
GOSSIP COLUMNIST OF THE TIME, SHE SAID TO HEARST, THEY MADE
MARION DAVIES LOOK LIKE A COMPLETE FLOOZY,
HORRIBLE PERSON. I MEAN THE–THE WHOLE MOVIE
WAS BASICALLY TRASHING THE HEARST NAME. HEARST HEARS ABOUT THIS,
AND HE SEES RED. HE STARTS THREATENING
ANY NEWSPAPER OUT THERE IF YOU PUT A REVIEW,
IF YOU PUT AN AD OUT FOR THIS, YOU’RE DONE. HE TOLD EVERY MOVIE THEATRE,
IF YOU RUN THIS MOVIE, WE WILL NEVER PLACE AN AD FOR
ONE OF YOUR FILMS EVER AGAIN. SO. HMM, UM. OH, WHAT WAS I TALKING ABOUT? – CITIZEN KANE? – [laughs]
THAT WAS VERY GENERAL, UM [laughs]
AH, RKO CALLED ORSON WELLES AT TWO IN THE MORNING
AND SAID ORSON, NO ONE IS GOING
TO SHOW YOUR FILM. WONDERFUL, SHOW IT IN TENTS.
PUT UP A QUOTE THAT SAYS, “THE MOVIE THAT NO ONE
WILL LET YOU SEE.” AS FATE WOULD HAVE IT, ORSON AND
WILLIAM RANDOLPH HEARST WERE IN THE SAME ELEVATOR. WELLES AND HEARST NEVER LOOK
AT EACH OTHER. ORSON SAYS, SO MR. HEARST,
DID YOU SEE MY FILM? HE SAID, NO, AND I NEVER WILL. AND HE SAID,
KANE WOULD’VE SEEN IT. KANE WOULD HAVE SEEN THE FILM! IT GOT NOMINATED
FOR NINE ACADEMY AWARDS. THEY WON ONE OSCAR
FOR BEST SCREENPLAY. WILLIAM RANDOLPH HEARST
HATED, LOATHED, AND WANTED TO CRUSH THE MOVIE, BUT THAT’S WHERE HIS LEGACY IS
REMEMBERED, AS KANE. THE A GREAT
[bleep] MOVIE, DUDE. IT IS HAUNTING AND THERE’S
NOTHING LIKE THAT MOVIE AT ALL. THERE’S NOTHING WILL EVER
BE LIKE THE MOVIE. IT IS SUCH A WONDERFUL
[bleep] THING, I LOVE IT. AND HE WOULD–ALSO DID THE VOICE
IN THE TRANSFORMERS MOVIE. [laughs]

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    Robert Glass

    Best Drunk History ever! Perfectly cast and directed!

    As the "Citizen Kane" episode should be. Every film school in the country covers the film and holds in in the highest of regards.

    If you haven't seen it, you really owe it to yourself. If you consider yourself a true film buff, it's essential viewing.

    Not just my opinion, but fact. It is as close to filmmaking perfection as it is possible to get.

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    Liv G

    I wrote a historical analysis paper on Citizen Kane a few months ago:) It was so cool to see this, Jack Black is brilliant as Welles

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    Mark Adams

    Click bait for film geeks, this is, especially those of us who enjoy alcohol a bit too much. I wonder how much Jack Black hasn't lived up to his potential because of the ongoing electronic hallucination that we live in. We live currently under several Kanes, bezos owns WaPo, six media companies control everything, more or less, thanks to Bill Clinton. These companies have common interests in keeping all of us idiotic. John Lithgow is badazz as well. We all evolve into survival to the system destroying our planet.

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    Double Guitars

    Aw if only Orson Welles was still alive, you'd only have to give him a bottle of Paul Mason and he could tell his own story.

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    garcia adrian

    Drunk history should about tell of circus riot 1855 and pt Barnum circus characters and oxana malaya the girl raised by dogs and Harpers ferry battle of john brown and history of making movie the 30 foot bride of candy rock

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    gostate 2014

    I have Watched "Citizen Kane". I didn't feel like I just watched the greatest movie ever. I get that it was ahead of its time for the time period.

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    Jay Bivins

    I love how comedy central is bringing YouTubers on here! First Gus Johnson and now Jablinski Games?! Incredible

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    Khrashing Phantom

    Is it weird that even though the narrator is speaking I hear Jack Black's voice when I see Jack Black talk?

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    Mr Cineberry

    Jack Black IS and SHOULD BE Orson. Why not actually film Orson's script for Cradle Will Rock with Jack Black playing Orson? His script is vastly different from what they came up with a few years ago. The focal point of the film is different and Black would come out smelling like a rose with this plum role. The film would need an apt director, but we've already lost Robert Altman and what's Sam Shepard doing these days (wait—is he dead yet?). Dude. Jack Black as Orson Wells—hells yes!
    Btw, I totally want to work for Drunk History. I'm a drunk historian and can give you drunkenly historical southeastern folklore. Can I work for you yet?

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    Mr Cineberry

    Actually, Orson wrote the first several drafts of Kane. Mankewicz was the editor. He realized Welles was way too "green" to finalize this. Also, the gossip columnist was two people, not one. Louella Parsons (probably the most gregarious) and Hedda Hopper (society whore that she was). They both also ruined Jack Barrymore. Sorry, I'm drunk as I'm posting this and (in a Freudian way) I'm reliving this mess. Orson's favorite film was Ambersons.

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    Mr Cineberry

    Can I please work for you, YET? I'm a drunk historian and I have stories. I'm also an actor. I sing opera. I have things to tell

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    Video Start Time Helper

    For those of you who don't know, William Randolph Hearst is entirely the reason marijuana is (in most places in the U.S) illegal.

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    inchaoswetrust

    Best movie ever made according to many people I respect ✊
    I think it’s phenomenal 💭
    But not the best ever…Clockwork Orange would be that for me

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