A sophisticated masterpiece and one of the world’s most famous and highly-rated films, Citizen Kane contains many extraordinary performances and scenes using cinematic and narrative techniques which were experimental and innovative at the time.
Director, star and producer Orson Welles, at a fresh-faced 25 years of age, engendered controversy with his debut film as it appeared to draw unflattering parallels with the life of William Randolph Hearst, a powerful newspaper magnate and publisher. Hearst tried to suppress the film’s distribution through intimidation, blackmail, newspaper smears, discrediting and the encouragement of FBI investigations.
A must-see education in cinematic history. And a wonderfully entertaining film at that!
You can find more information on this U.S. movie on Wikipedia and IMDb.
For the first time at Wonderful Cinema, we recommend you do watch this trailer (contains no spoilers):
Title: Citizen Kane
Direction: Orson Welles
Screenplay: Herman J. Mankiewicz, Orson Welles
Cinematography: Gregg Toland
Editing: Robert Wise
Score: Bernard Herrmann
Stars: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotton, Dorothy Comingore, Agnes Moorehead, Everett Sloane, George Coulouris, Ruth Warrick, Harry Shannon, William Alland, Ray Collins, Paul Stewart
A movie with some wonderful dialogues that is so meaningful and has great depth. The camera work, cast, narration of story etc makes it a classic work.
Nice review. Just watched this a few weeks ago and loved it!
I tried to watch it but couldn’t get into it. Maybe I’m not enough of a cinephile to appreciate it.