Slate Money: Movies: Citizen Kane
Tuesday, 27 July
Welcome to Slate Money Goes to the Movies, a miniseries in which Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and a different guest each week discuss popular business-themed movies.
Ben Smith, media columnist for The New York Times, joins Emily and Felix to discuss the urtext of business-themed movies, Orson Welles’ 1941 film Citizen Kane. They discuss Charles Foster Kane’s real life counterpart William Randolph Hearst, the portrayal of Jewish characters in the 1940s, and how much (or little) the media industry has changed since Kane’s day.
Podcast production by Jessamine Molli.
Twitter: @felixsalmon, @EmilyRPeck
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