by Jason Godbey, Creative Director, Behind the Rabbit Productions

Movies to Watch If you Liked Mank

Citizen Kane

American Experience: The Battle over Citizen Kane

It goes into detail about Hearst’s campaign to have the film destroyed as well. This is the story behind the masterpiece that was almost never released.

RKO 281

The Cat’s Meow

Based on the play by Steven Peros, the film has a strong script and great performances by Edward Herrrman as Hearst, Kirsten Dunst as Davies, and Eddie Izzard as Chaplin. Joanna Lumley is outstanding as Elenore Glynn, and Bogdanovich shows he’s a master of his craft.

The Other Side of the Wind

Some would say Hannaford is a stand-in for Welles, though Welles would deny the film was about him. Hannaford is an older director with his best days behind him attempting to make an art film and seeking “end money” from the studio. The Other Side of the Wind is incredibly meta, with stand-ins for the various people in Welles’s life like the young up-and-coming director Brooks Otterlake, played by Peter Bogdanovich, who is essentially Peter Bogdanovich.

In case this film wasn’t meta enough for you, watch the companion piece-

They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead

If you’re interested in more movies about movies and movie making, check out No Rest for the Weekend Presents: Top 10 Documentaries About Movies.

For William J. Hammon’s review of Mank click here.

Originally published at on December 14, 2020.

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