Approved | | Drama, Mystery
Following the death of a publishing tycoon, news reporters scramble to discover the meaning of his final utterance.
2 May 2004 | Cowman (email@example.com)
CITIZEN KANE may let some people down, but it's still worth seeing.
It's a difficult undertaking for someone of my generation to watch a film like CITIZEN KANE. Not because it's "...
Orson Welles actually knew William Randolph Hearst and his mistress, Marion Davies, the two figures that Citizen Kane (1941) essentially lampoons. Both co-writer Herman J. Mankiewicz and cinematographer Gregg Toland had been ejected from one of Hearst's famous parties at his elaborate homestead San Simeon for excessive drinking.
Charles Foster Kane:
In the aquarium, a wire holding the 'octopus' is visible.
Orson Welles's name is listed last and among the list of featured roles, instead of leading roles, saving his name as best for last.
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