Approved | | Drama, Mystery
Following the death of a publishing tycoon, news reporters scramble to discover the meaning of his final utterance.
The movie's line "Old age . . . it's the only disease, Mr. Thompson, that you don't look forward to being cured of" was voted #90 on "The 100 Greatest Movie Lines" by "Premiere" magazine in 2007.
Charles Foster Kane:
When Susan Alexander Kane is doing the jigsaw puzzle by the fireplace, in the first wide shot it's clear that the puzzle is almost complete, but in the subsequent close-up the puzzle has hardly been started.
In a very rare move the director's credit is shown on the same card as the cinematographer's. This was Orson Welles's personal decision to show his thanks to cinematographer Toland for his enormous contributions to the film, meaning equal rights.
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