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Citizen Kane (1941) Movie Information

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Orson Welles


Orson Welles
Joseph Cotten
Dorothy Comingore
Everett Sloane





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A news conglomerate leader dies, leaving behind a mystery about his life, and how he became the man he was. News reporters interview his acquaintances to find some kind of resolution.

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Watched it. Interesting story, very good cinematography. I think I'm the product of another generation that just can't fully appreciate this like those of it's day.

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This was the greatest cinematographic production of it's time. Apparently person well had 6' of concrete dug out for a 10 second shot, because that was the angle he wanted for the shot. This is a classic and stands alone as one of the best films regardless of genre.

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Just a reminder. Always save your reviews before you leave a page. I'll give the short version of my actual review: This is the best (made) movie ever and there's a difference between that and best movie ever. It's not that dam good for God's sake.

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04/08/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

there is a reason it is called one of the greatest

This is the movie that formed the modern day Oscar-bait. I mean that in that every other movie you see trying to get a best picture nomination is taking chunks from Citizen Kane. And for good reason, this movie is considered to be one of the greatest if not the greatest movie ever made, the academy probably agrees with that statement.

I personally totally get its “greatest movie of all time” status, because it’s super-awesome. The cinematography, the acting and especially the script are just amazing.
There really wasn’t a movie like this before Citizen Kane. Now-a-day’s we get a character study told in retrospective every other year (examples being The Iron Lad, J. Edgar and Slumdog Millionaire,) and even after all this time Kane is unrivaled.

There’s not even that much I can...

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02/23/2012 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

"Citizen Kane" by Yojimbo

A reporter researching the final words of newspaper magnate Charles Foster Kane interviews those closest to him to try and gain some insight into the man for his obituary piece. Citizen Kane is a masterpiece. The very fact that it was Welles' debut makes it all the more so, and I can only assume that his inexperience meant that he didn't realise that this film could not be done. So he just went and did it. It's the first true marriage of art and mainstream cinema, and so many of the techniques used here had never even been dreamed of in populist movie making before; the expressionistic use of lighting, naturalistic dialogue in which characters are constantly interrupting and talking over one another, the use of a variety of lenses and composite shots to achieve the perfect composition and...

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10/09/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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The story of Charles Foster Kane (Orson Welles), a wealthy insecure and vain entrepreneur longing for love. Newsreel reporter Jerry Thompson (William Alland) tries to unveil the personality and life of Charles. His failed marriages (Emily Monroe Norton - Ruth Warrick/Susan Alexander - Dorothy Comingore) and friendship with Jedediah Leland (Joseph Cotten) were represented. The line's alone make this a gem: Charles Foster Kane – “If I don't look after the interests of the underprivileged, maybe somebody else will, maybe somebody without any money or property...and that would be too bad!” “I don't think there's one word that can describe a man's life.” “Rosebud.” Jedediah Leland – “It's the greatest curse that's ever been inflicted on the human race: memory.” “…Guess all he really want...

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