Donald Trump on Citizen Kane
Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at 7:53PM
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Now that Donald Trump is getting so much media attention as a potential republican presidential candidate for the 2012 nomination, it's worth taking a look at this little-known project that Errol Morris aborted several years ago. The subject? Orson Welles' groundbreaking 1941 film Citizen Kane, which was a thinly veiled portrayal of media tycoon William Randolph Hearst.

The film painted an bitterly unsympathetic portrait of Kane and was received unfavorably by Hearst. In turn, this documentary short provides some insights about Mr. Trump, who admits that wealth isolates the wealthy from regular people -- but is it a positive or negative portrayal of the Donald? 

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