Citizen Kane (1941)
Front Cover Actor
Orson Welles
Joseph Cotten
Movie Details
Genre Classic
Director Orson Welles
Language English
Audience Rating PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Running Time 119 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Plot
Arguably the greatest of American films, Orson Welles's 1941 masterpiece, made when he was only 26, still unfurls like a dream and carries the viewer along the mysterious currents of time and memory to reach a mature (if ambiguous) conclusion: people are the sum of their contradictions, and can't be known easily. Welles plays newspaper magnate Charles Foster Kane, taken from his mother as a boy and made the ward of a rich industrialist. The result is that every well-meaning or tyrannical or self-destructive move he makes for the rest of his life appears in some way to be a reaction to that deeply wounding event. Written by Welles and Herman J. Mankiewicz, and photographed by Gregg Toland, the film is the sum of Welles's awesome ambitions as an artist in Hollywood. He pushes the limits of then-available technology to create a true magic show, a visual and aural feast that almost seems to be rising up from a viewer's subconsciousness. As Kane, Welles even ushers in the influence of Bertolt Brecht on film acting. This is truly a one-of-a-kind work, and in many ways is still the most modern of modern films from the 20th century. --Tom Keogh
Personal Details
My Rating 6
Seen It Yes
Index 134
In Collection Yes
Location Home
Owner Olavo Lira
Product Details
Edition (Two-Disc Special Edition)
Format DVD
Region Region 1
UPC 053939656527
Release Date 2002
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Black & White Closed-captioned Dolby