The Scripts of "Citizen Kane"

  title={The Scripts of "Citizen Kane"},
  author={Robert L. Carringer},
  journal={Critical Inquiry},
  pages={369 - 400}
The best-known controversy in film criticism of recent years has been over the authorship of the Citizen Kane script. Pauline Kael first raised the issue in a flamboyant piece in The New Yorker in 1971. Contrary to what Orson Welles would like us to believe, Kael charged, the script for the film was actually not his work but almost wholly the work of an all-but-forgotten figure, one of Hollywood's veteran screenwriters, Herman J. Mankiewicz. 
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