Citizen Kane (1941)

kaneDirector: Orson Welles

Writer: Herman J Mankiewicz, Orson Welles (Screenplay)

Starring: Orson Welles, Joesph Cotten, Dorothy Comingore, Agnes Moorehead, Ruth Warrick, Ray Collins, William Alland


Plot: Following the death of a publishing tycoon, news reporters scramble to discover the meaning of his final utterance.


There may be spoilers the rest of the review


Verdict: Still the Classic?


Story: Citizen Kane starts in one of the most famous openings in any film as Charles Foster Kane (Welles) final word ‘Rosebud’ and how the world reacts to the death of the iconic man of the world. We learn all about how successful Charles was as we follow Jerry Thompson (Alland) who goes out to find the true understanding of the final word Rosebud.

Going back to when Charles was a young boy we see the full life he lived which made the key moments that helped him reach the very top of the media mogul that almost ran the world.

Citizen Kane is considered one of the greatest films ever made and the bench mark for any film maker going into Hollywood. The story of how one man made his own fortune to a level where people could only imagine what he had but deep down he still had one long lasting meaning behind his whole life that no one understood until they understood the meaning of Rosebud. This is undoubtedly one of the greatest movies ever made and you can see why it is held in such high regard. I would be suggesting this to all the film fans out there as one they should all go back and see even if they are only a fan of the more modern cinema.


Overall: It really is the classic everyone see it to be.





One comment on “Citizen Kane (1941)

  1. Nice review. I agree there is a lot there, a lot of huge stuff! Personally, I have tried to sit through it several times and found it difficult. Your review reminds me of ots influence however and perhaps I need to try to watch it an umpteenth tme 🙂

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