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The War of the Worlds is an episode of the American radio drama anthology series The Mercury Theatre on the Air . It was performed as a Halloween episode of the series on October 30, 1938, and aired over the Columbia Broadcasting System radio network. Directed and narrated by actor and future filmmaker Orson Welles , the episode was an adaptation of H. G. Wells 's novel The War of the Worlds (1898). The first two thirds of the 60-minute broadcast were presented as a series of simulated news bulletins , which suggested to many listeners that an actual alien invasion by Martians was currently in progress.
The Night That Panicked America is an American made-for-television movie that was originally broadcast on the ABC network on October 31, 1975. The movie dramatizes events surrounding Orson Welles ' famous - and infamous - War of the Worlds radio broadcast (based on the novel of the same name by English author H.G. Wells ) of October 30, 1938, which had led some Americans to believe that an invasion of Martians was occurring in New Jersey .
Citizen Kane is a 1941 American drama film , directed by and starring Orson Welles . It was Welles's first feature film . The film was nominated for Academy Awards in nine categories; it won an Academy Award for Best Writing (Original Screenplay) by Herman Mankiewicz and Welles.
RKO 281 is a 1999 historical drama film directed by Benjamin Ross . It stars Liev Schreiber , James Cromwell , Melanie Griffith , John Malkovich , Roy Scheider and Liam Cunningham . The film depicts the troubled production behind the 1941 film Citizen Kane . The film's title is a reference to the original production number of Citizen Kane .
The Battle Over Citizen Kane is a 1996 documentary about the clash between newspaper mogul William Randolph Hearst and actor / writer / director Orson Welles over Welles' 1941 motion picture Citizen Kane , which is widely regarded as one of the greatest films of all time . The Battle Over Citizen Kane aired January 29, 1996, as an episode of the Public Broadcast System's The American Experience series. The documentary was narrated by Richard Ben Cramer , who co-wrote the program with Thomas Lennon . [ edit ] Synopsis
Network is a 1976 American satirical film written by Paddy Chayefsky and directed by Sidney Lumet , about a fictional television network , UBS, and its struggle with poor ratings . The film stars Faye Dunaway , William Holden , Peter Finch , and Robert Duvall and features Wesley Addy , Ned Beatty , and Beatrice Straight . The film won four Academy Awards , in the categories of Best Actor (Finch), Best Actress (Dunaway), Best Supporting Actress (Straight), and Best Original Screenplay (Chayefsky). In 2000, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant". In 2002 , it was inducted into the Producers Guild of America Hall of Fame as a film that has "set an enduring standard for U.S. American entertainment". [ 2 ] In 2006, Chayefsky's script was voted one of the top-ten screenplays by the Writers Guild of America, East .
Broadcast News is a 1987 romantic comedy-drama film written, produced and directed by James L. Brooks . The film concerns a virtuoso television news producer ( Holly Hunter ), who has daily emotional breakdowns, a brilliant yet prickly reporter ( Albert Brooks ) and his charismatic but far less seasoned rival ( William Hurt ). It also stars Robert Prosky , Lois Chiles , Joan Cusack , and Jack Nicholson (billed only in the end credits) as the evening news anchor. [ edit ] Plot
Good Night, and Good Luck. is a 2005 American drama film directed by George Clooney . The film was written by Clooney and Grant Heslov , both of whom also act in the film, and portrays the conflict between veteran radio and television journalist Edward R. Murrow and U.S. Senator Joseph McCarthy of Wisconsin , especially relating to the anti-Communist Senator's actions with the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations .
The Insider is a 1999 film directed by Michael Mann based on the true story of a 60 Minutes segment about tobacco industry whistleblower Jeffrey Wigand . [ 1 ] The 60 Minutes story originally aired in November 1995 in an altered form because of objections by CBS ’ then-owner, Laurence Tisch , who also controlled the Lorillard Tobacco Company . The story was later aired on February 4, 1996. The film stars Al Pacino and Russell Crowe , with Christopher Plummer , Bruce McGill , Diane Venora , Michael Gambon , Philip Baker Hall , Lindsay Crouse , Gina Gershon , Debi Mazar , and Colm Feore in supporting roles. The script was adapted by Eric Roth and Mann from Marie Brenner 's Vanity Fair article "The Man Who Knew Too Much". It was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Actor in a Leading Role (Russell Crowe), Best Cinematography , Best Director , Best Editing , Best Picture , Best Sound and Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published . [ edit ] Plot
Quiz Show is a 1994 American historical drama film produced and directed by Robert Redford , and written by Paul Attanasio , based on Richard N. Goodwin 's memoir Remembering America . It stars John Turturro , Rob Morrow , and Ralph Fiennes , with Paul Scofield , David Paymer , Hank Azaria , and Christopher McDonald appearing in supporting roles. [ 2 ] [ 3 ]
De meeste films die op het witte doek verschijnen, zijn tien jaar later weer vergeten. Een kleine groep stijgt door ongewoon financieel of kritisch succes boven de massa uit, en blijft daarom wat langer in de gemeenschappelijke herinnering hangen. Een enkeling wordt na jaren uitgeroepen tot ‘klassieker’ en behoudt enige status in het culturele domein. Maar er zijn natuurlijk veel meer films die weinig bekendheid genieten, en die toch de tand des tijds glansrijk hebben doorstaan.