An exercise in nostalgia much more successful than “Nickelodeon,” 2001.”Cat meow“speculation about the death of Old Hollywood mogul Thomas Ince aboard William Randolph Hearst’s yacht in 1924, dramatizing the long-held rumor that a jealous Hearst had accidentally shot Ince, intending to kill Charlie Chaplin This rumor has been in the interest of Bogdanovich for decades. , since then Orson Welles told him that the incident was included in the initial draft of “Citizen Kane”, as the title character was modeled after Hearst.
Based on Steven Peros’ adaptation of his own stage play, the film brings together a cast of famous faces playing other famous faces, notably comedian Eddie Izzard as Chaplin, Edward Hermann as Hearst and Kirsten Dunst as Marion Davies, Hearst’s mistress with a brief affair with Chaplin put the plot into motion. A watermelon hat derails Ince’s fate, played by Cary Elwes, when Hearst pulls the wrong trigger.
Co-starring Jennifer Tilly as Hearst’s longtime gossip girl Louella Parsons, “The Cat’s Meow” marked a career comeback, earning Bogdanovich some of his best reviews in years, especially especially for the movie strong group and Hollywood insiders flourished.
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