“He chooses the person who is the epitome of autism in America and tear down one of his greatest achievements that everyone can agree on,” said Joseph McBride, who wrote three books on Wales and for him “The Starred in “Other Side of the Wind”. ,” A movie Completed in 2018. “But there are also misconceptions about autism theory.” French critics framed it as “they were mostly accounting for directors who did not write scripts, such as Raoul Walsh, and how they could make their mark on films they did not write.”
That point is made in “Mank”, when Wells (Tom Burke) angrily responds to Mankiewicz’s demand by saying, “Ask yourself, who is producing this picture, directing it, in it Is acting? ” Critic Andrew Sarris, in April 1971 Rewrite kal’s essayEven better than Mankiewic had written every word, Wells was no less an autobiography of “Citizen Kane”, as he was a 1942 adaptation of “The Magnificent Emberson”, whose “best lines and scenes were written by Booth Tarkington Were.”
Urbanski said that Kael’s argument was rejected by historians, adding: “You can equally say that our film is 100 percent accurate if, and if here, you accept that you are an alcoholic of Herman Mankiewicz Looking through perspectives, because that changes everything. ”Mankiewicz, he said, was the” motor “of a film that works on multiple layers.
McBride, who defended the moviemakers’ right to the Dramatic takeaway, still considers “Munk” as a gross perversion and missed an opportunity to capture what was already an interesting relationship between Mankiewicz and Wells.
“They both worked on it, they both contributed their talents and they were doing a better job than being alone,” he said. “You can show that. This will be indistinguishable from Mankwicz’s talent and Wales’ talent. “
For Fincher, the issue of “munk” is not who wrote what. He said through a representative: “It was not my interest to posthumously make a film about credit arbitration. I was interested in making a film about a man who agreed to take no credit. And who then changed his mind. It was interesting to me. “