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Citizen Kane (1941)
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Joseph Cotten Joseph Cotten
Jedediah Leland / Screening Room Reporter
Dorothy Comingore Dorothy Comingore
Susan Alexander Kane
Agnes Moorehead Agnes Moorehead
Mary Kane
Ruth Warrick Ruth Warrick
Emily Monroe Norton Kane
Ray Collins Ray Collins
James W. Gettys
Erskine Sanford Erskine Sanford
Herbert Carter / Screening Room Reporter
Everett Sloane Everett Sloane
Mr. Bernstein
William Alland William Alland
Jerry Thompson


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Great? Yes. Perfect? Not quite.

11 years ago at May 28 14:08
7 votes
I finally got around to seeing this classic. It took me a few tries, because I kept falling asleep (to be fair, I always started it late at night, while in bed, so take into consideration). After 3 tries, I finally got around to finishing it.

I had real high hopes for this classic. Being so high up in IMDb Top250, and on top of that, being called Number 1 film of ALL TIME by Am... read more

One word can't describe a man's life.

8 years ago at Jun 2 16:27
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''I guess Rosebud is just a piece in a jigsaw puzzle...a missing piece.''

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

Orson Welles: Charles Foster Kane

Citizen Kane from 1941, has been lauded as the greatest motion picture to come out of America during the black-and-white era (or ... read more

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8 years ago at Jun 10 20:41
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My first viewing of the film which is frequently hailed as the greatest ever made. I wasn't disappointed.I didn't expect to enjoy it that much for a first viewing. Stuff like Blade Runner, Once Upon A Time In The West and Chinatown took me several viewings for me to enjoy their brilliance. But not for this film, strangely. Cinematography. Acting. Direction. Herrmann's score (although not his great... read more
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Multimillionaire newspaper tycoon Charles Foster Kane dies alone in his extravagant mansion, Xanadu, speaking a single word: "Rosebud". In an attempt to figure out the meaning of this word, a reporter tracks down the people who worked and lived with Kane; they tell their stories in a series of flashbacks that reveal much about Kane's life but not enough to unlock the riddle of his dying breath.
Release date: 5 September 1941
UPC: 053939656527
Tags: Drama (43), 1941 (22), 1940s (21), Mystery (20), Classic (18), Journalism (14), Usa (13), Politics (12), Ambition (11), (10), Newspaper (9), Rosebud (9), Obsession (8), Flashback (7), Publisher (7), Power (7), Corruption (7), Black And White (7), Loneliness (7), Black & White (6)
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“The 'The Room' of the good movies. Usually considered the best movie of all time, Citizen Kane is unbelievably good.” read more

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THE GREATEST EVER!

“What a fantastic movie! I have been watching the most important films since the 1920s and, when I entered the 1940s with Citizen Kane, I was impressed with the evolution of the script, dialogues and realistic performances, breaking with the moorings of the theater and facing the CINEMA , in fact, different from the previous films. Here comes the photograph with its contrast of light and well placed shadows, the depth in the images when putting, in the same frame, close and general plane with another scene happening. Not to mention the camera moves that are spectacular and innovative.

The only negative criticism I have about the film is that the ending could have been a bit better explored.” read more


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