A review of citizen kane a movie by orson welles

Anyone foolishly wondering how black-and-white images could be superior to color needs only to watch the first few frames of Citizen Kane to understand. Why do you think he said "Rosebud" when he died?

This film was his first venture into movie making after the infamous War of the Worlds radio broadcast that threw America into an uproar.

Citizen Kane (United States, 1941)

This review is the result of that screening. His New York Inquirer specializes in bold, splashy headlines that don't necessarily represent the truth. Kane was based largely but not completely on William Randolph Hearst, the almost impossibly wealthy heir to the largest gold and silver mine owner in America, who became a powerful publishing magnate.

When its plan for exhibition finally is set by RKO, probably as a roadshow attraction in key spots, it is certain to draw heavily at the boxoffice. This nearly two hour doc is about how Welles clashed with newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst, the purported inspiration for Charles Foster Kane.

Each account spans an extended period of time, providing a different point of view and varying estimate of character. Kane is not, however, all Hearst.

Citizen Kane

But any observer of the film who possesses some slight knowledge of the private life and business activities of the publisher can scarcely interpret the screen character as a deliberate, unkindly handling of the Sage of San Simeon.

Plus there are also other extras such as the original trailer for the film, don't pass it up, it's priceless a photo gallery and a tiny bit of film of the world premiere.

All the technical wizardry at play in this film, from the lighting to the camera angles to the special effects which, when pointed out, are absolutely astounding seem to be just so much more breathtaking in this version.

Attendant ticket sales and industry cachet would have justified the free hand Welles was given to make his debut, and placed him in a far stronger bargaining position in subsequent battles with the studios.

By the time he marries Emily Norton Ruth Warrickthe President's niece, Kane is one of the most powerful men in America -- a public giant with designs on the White House.

All the technical wizardry at play in this film, from the lighting to the camera angles to the special effects which, when pointed out, are absolutely astounding seem to be just so much more breathtaking in this version.

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Citizen Kane Review

I could never get tired of hearing him talk about how the deep focus camera work in Kane is so carefully and subtly handled. Families can talk about how Kane used his newspaper to influence politics and stir up the public's interest in war in Citizen Kane.

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All of this brings me back to the question that I opened the review with:Jun 06,  · Watch video · Orson Wells gives a bravura performance as Kane, both identifying with and condemning the man.

This film was his first venture into movie making after the infamous War of the Worlds radio broadcast that threw America into an uproar/10(K). May 01,  · The source book of Orson Welles, and still a marvellous movie.

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Thematically less resonant than some of Welles' later meditations on the nature of 5/5(1). Parents need to know that Citizen Kane is a serious, grown-up film that will have little appeal for young kids.

For teens (and any older kids who shows a budding interest in the art of movie-making), however, it is the must-see portrait of an early 20 th century media tycoon.

Citizen Kane

Ahead of its release, The Hollywood Reporter appraised producer-director Orson Welles' picture in a review originally headlined "'Kane Astonishing Picture." Citizen Kane is a. Citizen Kane, written, produced, directed and played by Orson Welles, is probably the most exciting film that has come out of Hollywood for twenty-five years.

Classic should be required for any movie lover. Read Common Sense Media's Citizen Kane review, age rating, and parents guide. As Charles Foster Kane (Orson Welles) dies, his last word is "Rosebud." Reporter Jerry Thompson is sent to find out who Kane really was and what Rosebud means.

He meets with five different people who were .

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