A look back into cinema history from one of today’s great practitioners of the art form, David Fincher’s MANK (2020) was recognized in the year of its release with an AFI AWARD, naming it among the most outstanding motion pictures of year. According to the official rationale, “MANK opens the doors to Xanadu for all who love the movies. A true work of art from all angles, this majestic look back at the making of CITIZEN KANE challenges black and white assumptions about art and authorship, creativity and collaboration. David Fincher is today’s titan who takes on this telling of titans past – Orson Welles, William Randolph Hearst and a deep focus on Gary Oldman’s monumental turn as Herman J. Mankiewicz. This glamorous, glorious trip back in time to Hollywood past is pure movie magic about movie magic.”
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