Herman J. Mankiewicz

Writer, Screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz

Herman Jacob Mankiewicz was an American screenwriter, who, with Orson Welles, wrote the screenplay for Citizen Kane (1941). Earlier, he was the Berlin correspondent for the Chicago Tribune and the drama critic for The New York Times and The New Yorker. Alexander Woollcott, said that Herman Mankiewicz was the "funniest man in New York". Both Mankiewicz and Welles received Academy Awards for their screenplay.
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De Ben Hecht a Avatar, esos mismos rentables cuentos - Rebelión
Google News - over 6 years
Se lo enviaba un amigo escritor, Herman Mankiewicz. Aquella invitación le cambió la vida. Tuvo éxito escribiendo más de sesenta guiones, ofició como médico de guiones otras tantas y ganó mucho dinero. Al llegar a Hollywood en 1925, su amigo Mankiewicz
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Nueva York, poetas y 'martinis' - El País.com (España)
Google News - over 6 years
En uno de los bares del hotel, estilo art nouveau y con frescos que recuerdan la famosa "Mesa Redonda" de los años veinte, por la que pasaron personalidades como Herman Mankiewicz y Harpo Marx, y donde Harold Ross inventó The New Yorker,
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Comics Unleashed: Hilarity by Laugh-Track - LifeGoesStrong
Google News - over 6 years
American man of letters Ben Hecht — sometimes called the Shakespeare of Hollywood for his talents as a screenwriter — was first summoned to Hollywood by his friend and fellow scribe, Herman Mankiewicz, who wrote to him in 1926 via telegram: "Millions
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Ben Mankiewicz warms to role as ASO host - NorthFulton.com
Google News - over 6 years
Mankiewicz then moved to Los Angeles nearly 75 years after his grandfather, screenwriter Herman Mankiewicz arrived and wired his friend Ben Hecht back in New York, "Millions are to be grabbed out here, and your only competition is idiots
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My five… - The Hindu
Google News - over 6 years
Welles as both director and screenwriter (with Herman Mankiewicz as co-writer) shows his multi-faceted interests. The ground-breaking camera work switching over from mise-en-scène to continue the narration is quick making it a pioneer of 'disrupted
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Obra de Orson Welles forjou sua fama e tradição ao longo do tempo - Estadão
Google News - almost 7 years
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Aos 70 anos, Cidadão Kane ainda é considerado o maior dos filmes - Vermelho
Google News - almost 7 years
Foi o único detalhe do filme que ele atribuiu sem restrições ao roteirista Herman Mankiewicz, para quem se recusava a dar crédito em quase todas as outras partes. O problema da autoria de Cidadão Kane - a autoria de sua genialidade,
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At the TCM Classic Film Festival: From An American in Paris to Fantasia - Movie City News
Google News - almost 7 years
... Alan Jay Lerner, Edward Anhalt, Richard Maibaum, Gavin Lambert, Ernest Lehman, Arthur Laurents, Dalton Trumbo, Paul Schrader, Paddy Chayefsky, Woody Allen, Francis Coppola, Tennessee Williams, Horton Foote, Joseph Mankiewicz, and Herman Mankiewicz
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'Citizen Kane' at 70: The Legacy of the Film - The Atlantic
Google News - almost 7 years
With the Mercury players in tow, he enlisted veteran satirist and screenwriter Herman Mankiewicz. Together they crafted a story that began with the death of an enigmatic protagonist, and explored his life through flashbacks told from multiple points of
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El gigante en un mundo de enanos - Revista Ñ
Google News - almost 7 years
Welles dijo después que con el guionista Herman Mankiewicz pensaron al principio en hacer el filme sobre un político, pero descartaron esa idea porque los obligaba a atarse a modelos demasiado precisos y coyunturales. En cambio, dijo, “hablar de
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TCM Fest: 'Kane,' 'Tiffany's' look fabulous in new restorations - New York Post (blog)
Google News - almost 7 years
"Kane'' was introduced by TCM weekend host Ben Mankiewicz, who wasn't shy about claiming sole screenplay credit for his grandfather Herman Mankiewicz, who officially shares credit (and the screenwriting Oscar) with Welles. Mankiewicz said that William
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家明雜感﹕大國民70歲生日快樂! - 香港新浪網
Google News - almost 7 years
除了他的水銀劇團團友(配樂的Bernard Herrmann後來成了美國電影音樂的大師),威爾斯拍《大國民》也跟資深的電影人合作:如編劇Herman Mankiewicz,《大》片後來掀起誰是原創者的爭論,Mankiewicz正是受害人。另一個是自動請纓的Gregg Toland,他當時已是荷李活名牌攝影
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The mark of 'Kane' - Financial Times
Google News - almost 7 years
It was the single detail in Citizen Kane he freely attributed to screenwriter Herman Mankiewicz, whom he fought for credit over almost every other part of the film. The problem of Kane's true authorship – the authorship of its genius,
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70 años de El Ciudadano - El Argentino
Google News - almost 7 years
Para escribir esta película, junto con Herman Mankiewicz, Welles se inspiró en William Hearst, un multimillonario estadounidense de la época, promotor de la llamada “prensa amarilla” y considerado el dueño del mayor monopolio periodístico de todos los
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ON LANGUAGE; Nifty Giftie
NYTimes - about 11 years
''O wad some power the giftie gie us,'' wrote Robert Burns in the Scottish dialect, ''to see oursels as ithers see us!'' The ithers see us through the way we write and speak; at this time of year (''the holidays'' to the ecumenical, ''the selling season'' to publishers, ''winter'' to grouches), we pick a gallimaufry of new books to help us with the
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THE WAY WE LIVE NOW: 11-26-06: ON LANGUAGE; 'To - Be' or not 'To - Be'
NYTimes - about 11 years
Every political editor in the nation expects Representative Nancy Pelosi of California, nominated by Democrats last week to be speaker of the House, to be elected to that post on Jan. 4, 2007, the day the 110th Congress, with its Democratic majority, convenes. The question not yet decided in the media is, What is her unofficial title in the
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The Kane Mutiny
NYTimes - almost 13 years
DESPITE THE SYSTEM Orson Welles Versus the Hollywood Studios. By Clinton Heylin. Illustrated. 402 pp. Chicago Review Press. $24.95. Long ago, while trying to write with F. Scott Fitzgerald a romantic movie based on the Dartmouth College Winter Carnival, this reviewer was asked how he would define his hometown. ''Everybody outside thinks it's so
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THEATER; A Daughter's Footnotes to a Classic Comedy
NYTimes - about 15 years
ANNE KAUFMAN SCHNEIDER may be the last person in New York City with a set of the works of Edna Ferber on her bookshelves. As the daughter of Ferber's friend and playwriting collaborator, George S. Kaufman, Ms. Kaufman Schneider, at 77, very much remembers this once-famous author. Few today can say as much. ''She was awfully popular,'' Ms. Kaufman
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    FIFTIES
  • 1953
    Age 55
    He died March 5, 1953, of uremic poisoning, at Cedars of Lebanon Hospital in Los Angeles.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1939
    Age 41
    In 1939, Mankiewicz suffered a broken leg in a driving accident and had to be hospitalized.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1935
    Age 37
    According to the New York Times, in 1935, while he was a staff writer for MGM, the studio was notified by Dr. Paul Joseph Goebbels, then Minister of Education and Propaganda under Adolf Hitler, that films written by Mankiewicz could not be shown in Nazi Germany unless his name was removed from the screen credits.
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  • 1933
    Age 35
    In 1933, he co-wrote Dinner at Eight, which was based on the George S. Kaufman/Edna Ferber play, and became one of the most popular comedies at that time and remains a "classic" comedy.
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  • 1930
    Age 32
    Between 1930 and 1932 he was either producer or associate producer on four comedies and helped write their screenplays without credit: Laughter, Monkey Business, Horse Feathers, and Million Dollar Legs, which many critics considered one of the funniest comedies of the early 1930s.
  • 1929
    Age 31
    Between 1929 and 1935, he was credited with working on a least twenty films, many of which he received no credit for.
    By then, sound had come in, and in 1929 he did the script as well as the dialogue for The Dummy, and did the scripts for many directors, including William Wellman and Josef von Sternberg.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1927
    Age 29
    In 1927 and 1928, he did the titles (the printed dialogue and explanations) for at least twenty-five films that starred Clara Bow, Bebe Daniels, Nancy Carroll, Wallace Beery, and other public favorites.
  • 1926
    Age 28
    Kael notes that "beginning in 1926, Mankiewicz worked on an astounding number of films."
  • 1923
    Age 25
    From 1923 to 1926, he was at The New York Times backing up George S. Kaufman in the drama department and soon after became the first regular theatre critic for The New Yorker, writing a weekly column during 1925 and 1926.
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  • 1920
    Age 22
    He took his bride overseas with him on his next job as a foreign correspondent in Berlin from 1920 to 1922, doing political reporting for George Seldes on the Chicago Tribune.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1917
    Age 19
    After a period as managing editor of the American Jewish Chronicle, he became a flying cadet with the United States Army in 1917, and, in 1918, a private first class with the Marines, A.E.F. In 1919 and 1920, he became director of the American Red Cross News Service in Paris, and after returning to the U.S. married Sara Aaronson, of Baltimore.
  • 1909
    Age 11
    In 1909, Herman's brother, Joseph L. Mankiewicz (who himself would have a career as a successful writer, producer, and director), was born, and both boys and a sister spent their childhood there.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1897
    Born
    Herman Mankiewicz was born in New York City in 1897.
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