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Citizen Kane

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Citizen Kane
Image: RKO Radio Pictures"Citizen Kane"

Time Out says

The source book of Orson Welles, and still a marvellous movie. Thematically less resonant than some of Welles' later meditations on the nature of power, perhaps, but still absolutely riveting as an investigation of a citizen - newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst by any other name - under suspicion of having soured the American Dream. Its imagery (not forgetting the oppressive ceilings) as Welles delightedly explores his mastery of a new vocabulary, still amazes and delights, from the opening shot of the forbidding gates of Xanadu to the last glimpse of the vanishing Rosebud (tarnished, maybe, but still a potent symbol). A film that gets better with each renewed acquaintance.
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Release Details

  • Duration:119 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Orson Welles
  • Screenwriter:Orson Welles, Herman J Mankiewicz
  • Cast:
    • Agnes Moorehead
    • Alan Ladd
    • Ray Collins
    • Paul Stewart
    • Ruth Warrick
    • George Coulouris
    • Orson Welles
    • Dorothy Comingore
    • Joseph Cotten
    • Everett Sloane
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