Is Citizen Kane based on true story?

I watched this film yesterday, just because at one site somebody said it was the best movie ever. I don't agree with that statement. anyway. If it is true then where are all these statues right now?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Not necessarily a true story, but it seemed to be based on a real person. The story was very controversial when it was made, since it very closely mimics the life of William Randolph Hearst, the millionaire newspaper tycoon.

    Hearst was incredibly powerful in Hollywood at this time; this film was not taken well. Hearst himself attempted to have the film destroyed but failed to do so.

    The film is considered the best ever because of its grand scale, intricate storyline and the way it revolutionized films and film making. Orson Wells was also probably the best at the time and possibly ever with the camera, the composition of the shots and quality of the shots were far and away better then anything at the time.

    Its not one of my favorite films either, actually I think it's kind of dull, but it was one of the most important films ever made.

  • 1 decade ago

    Orson Wells based the story on the life of William Randolph Hearst but took a lot of liberties, some of which appear to be deliberately nasty.

    The depiction of Kane's wife as the talentless, insipid, Susan Alexander was a horrible slander if meant to reflect Hearst's personal life. Hearst's real lady, Marion Davies, was a very talented and widely admired movie actress.

    What really sent Hearst around the bend was that "Rosebud" was Hearst's pet name for Marion's genitals.

  • 1 decade ago

    Most people believe that this fictional story was a thinly disguised look at the life and activities of William Randolph Hearst, the newspaper magnate.

  • 1 decade ago

    so far i know it is fictional

    Source(s): i whatched the movie
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