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Citizen Kane
Poster showing two women in the bottom left of the picture looking up towards a man in a white suit in the top right of the picture. "Everybody's talking about it. It's terrific!" appears in the top right of the picture. "Orson Welles" appears in block letters between the women and the man in the white suit. "Citizen Kane" appears in red and yellow block letters tipped 60° to the right. The remaining credits are listed in fine print in the bottom right.
Theatrical Poster
Directed by Orson Welles
Produced by Orson Welles
Written by Herman J. Mankiewicz
Orson Welles
Starring Orson Welles
Joseph Cotten
Dorothy Comingore
Everett Sloane
Ray Collins
George Coulouris
Agnes Moorehead
Paul Stewart
Ruth Warrick
Erskine Sanford
William Alland
Music by Bernard Herrmann
Cinematography Gregg Toland
Editing by Robert Wise
Studio Mercury Theatre
Distributed by RKO Pictures
Release date(s) United States: 1 May 1941
Running time 119 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $839,727
.Citizen Kane is a 1941 American drama film, directed by and starring Orson Welles.^ (Orson Welles film 'Mr.
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^ The world changed when Orson Welles released Citizen Kane back in 1941.
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^ Orson Welles's citizen Kane : a casebook Edited by James Naremore.
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The film is widely considered the greatest of all time and is particularly praised for its innovative cinematography, music and narrative structure. .Citizen Kane was Welles' first feature film.^ Although Orsen Welles’ film, “Citizen Kane,?
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^ In my understanding, Citizen Kane was a film of many firsts.
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^ When Citizen Kane was first released the innovations in the filming were plentiful.
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.The film was nominated for Academy Awards in nine categories; it won an Academy Award for Best Writing (Original Screenplay) by Herman Mankiewicz and Welles.^ The Shooting Script, by Herman J. Mankiewicz and Orson Welles, and the cutting continuity of the completed film.
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^ We do seem to care as the movies that get nominated to win Academy Awards tend to be fluent in all three of those categories.
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^ UC users only "The essay traces the evolution of "Touch of Evil" through its four major stages: an original novel by Robert Wade and William Miller, a screenplay by Paul Monash, a screenplay by Orson Welles, and the film itself.
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It was released by RKO Pictures.
.The story is a roman à clef that examines the life and legacy of Charles Foster Kane, played by Welles, a character based upon the American newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst and Welles' own life.^ The portrayal of Welles’s character, Charles Foster Kane was a fair one.
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^ News Reel of the Life of Charles Foster Kane (03:26) .

^ What did Charles Foster Kane represent?
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[1] Upon its release, Hearst prohibited mention of the film in any of his newspapers. .Kane's career in the publishing world is born of idealistic social service, but gradually evolves into a ruthless pursuit of power.^ Kane strides over to Carter's office, which the aging editor blocks with his body, reluctant to relinquish control and power over to the new publisher.

^ Susan's career has become a test of Kane's own power and judgment.

Narrated principally through flashbacks, the story is revealed through the research of a newsreel reporter seeking to solve the mystery of the newspaper magnate's dying word: "Rosebud."
After his success in the theatre with his Mercury Players and his controversial 1938 radio broadcast of War of the Worlds, Welles was courted by Hollywood. .He signed a contract with RKO Pictures in 1939. Unusually for an untried director he was given the freedom to develop his own story, use his own cast and crew and was given final cut.^ It uses innovative camera techniques and an unusual story telling method that at the time set it apart from other films.
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.Following two abortive attempts to get a project off the ground, he developed the screenplay of Citizen Kane with Herman Mankiewicz.^ I agree with the following statement “Citizen Kane is cited as a great film for its cinematography, symbolism, and message, all things that do not interest most film goers today.
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^ In the case of Citizen Kane, Orson Welles was miserable in the movie but may have been satisfied and happy off of the camera.
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^ Last year I did a research project on William Randolph Hearst, and part of the project included Citizen Kane and its connection to Hearst.
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Principal photography took place in 1940 and the film received its American release in 1941.
A critical success, Kane failed to recoup its costs at the box-office. The film faded from view soon after but its reputation was restored, initially by French critics and more widely after its American revival in 1956. There is a semi-official consensus among film critics that Citizen Kane is the greatest film ever made, which has led Roger Ebert to quip: "So it's settled: Citizen Kane is the official greatest film of all time."[2] It topped both the AFI's 100 Years…100 Movies list and the 10th Anniversary Update, as well as all of the Sight & Sound polls of the 10 greatest films for nearly half a century.[3][4]

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Plot

.Charles Foster Kane (Orson Welles), the enormously wealthy media proprietor, has lost his power and been abandoned by his loved ones, and has been living alone in his vast palatial estate Xanadu for the last years of his life, with a "No trespassing" sign on the gate.^ The portrayal of Welles’s character, Charles Foster Kane was a fair one.
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^ News Reel of the Life of Charles Foster Kane (03:26) .

^ Charles Foster Kane was a man who got everything he wanted, and then lost it.

.He dies in a bed while holding a snow globe, and utters "Rosebud..."; the globe smashes.^ However at the very end of the movie she did finally leave him and after that Mr. Kane dies where he utters his last word, "rosebud."
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^ The dying man (Kane) drops the globe, which smashes on the floor and the man utters one last word, “Rosebud?, before dying alone.
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^ The camera then pans to a dying man (Kane) examining a snow globe.
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.Kane's death then becomes sensational news around the world.^ Instead the mystery of Kane's death only allows the viewer to become more engaged with the life he lead and the great drama and tragedy in it.
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^ INT. KANE'S OFFICE - ENQUIRER - NIGHT - 1902 The staff standing around, worried to death, in their shirtsleeves.

^ At Xanadu, Kane is surrounded by dutiful servants and a vast collection of thousands of art treasures from around the world, many still in their packing crates unopened and undisplayed.

.Newsreel reporter Jerry Thompson (William Alland) tries to find out about Kane's private life and, in particular, to discover the meaning behind his last word.^ Did you ever find out what it means, Jerry?

^ The backbone of the film is reporters trying to figure out what rosebud means.
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^ RAWLSTON What were Kane's last words?

.The reporter interviews the great man's friends and associates, and Kane's story unfolds as a series of flashbacks.^ In a series of interlocked flashbacks, each one gives a different account of the Kane they knew, but none of them know the meaning of the word.    Each of the five sources from which the reporter receives his information serve to introduce separate sections of the film.

^ Next, Thompson visits with and interviews Jedediah Leland, the college friend (and later drama critic) Kane had hired to work for him.

^ After Kane died, the reporter was sent around to interview those who knew him best to decipher the man.
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.Thompson approaches Kane's second wife, Susan Alexander (Dorothy Comingore), now an alcoholic who runs her own club, but she refuses to tell him anything.^ Getty exposed his affair with Susan which led to Mr. Kane divorcing his first wife and marrying Susan.
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^ DISSOLVE: INT. SUSAN'S ROOM - NIGHT - 1910 Closeup of a duck, camera pulls back showing it to be a shadowgraph on the wall, made by Kane, who is now in his shirt sleeves.

^ However, all of his fortune quickly faded when his second wife left him for making her do against her will.
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.Thompson then goes to the private archive of Walter Parks Thatcher (George Coulouris), a deceased banker who served as Kane's guardian during his childhood and adolescence.^ Thompson answers more fully:       Mister Kane was a man who got everything he wanted and then lost it.

^ She goes on to tell us the story of mister Kane as the man who could only love himself.
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^ Kane looks up, grinning at Thatcher, who is bursting with indignation but controls himself.

.It is through Thatcher's written memoirs that Thompson learns about Kane's childhood.^ From Thatcher's library, he reads about Kane's childhood.
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^ However, I did enjoy the film's style and how the audience learns more about Charles Foster Kane.
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^ This movie has a lot of important messages, symbolism, and lessons that could be learned directly through Kane's actions or mistakes, if you will.
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Thompson then interviews Kane's personal business manager Mr. Bernstein (Everett Sloane), best friend Jedediah Leland (Joseph Cotten), Susan for a second time, and Kane's butler Raymond (Paul Stewart) at Xanadu.
.In several flashbacks, it is told that Kane's childhood was spent in poverty (his parents ran a boarding house), then changed when the "world's third largest gold mine" was discovered on an apparently worthless property his mother had acquired (the title deeds left to her by a lodger unable to pay his bill).^ He throws a snowball at the sign on the top of the rustic wooden building - the snowball smashes against the letters that read "MRS. KANE'S BOARDING HOUSE." (His mother Mary (Agnes Moorehead), proprietress of the lonely, run-down, wooden boarding house, becomes unexpectedly wealthy when seemingly worthless mining stock certificates given her by a poor prospector/boarder in lieu of payment make her the sole owner of one of the world's great gold mines, the Colorado Lode.

^ Additionally, what Kane really wanted was his happy and poor childhood back that he had been alienated from to have an oversaturated overstimulated life away from his family and parents.
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^ When he glimpsed the snow crystal paperweight, he might have imagined the house in the globe was Mrs. Kane's boarding house, and had a fleeting memory of the sled that he loved.

.He is forced to leave his beloved mother (Agnes Moorehead) when she sends him away to live with Thatcher, to be both educated and protected from his abusive father.^ He glares knowingly at Thatcher, aware that he is being taken away - sent east to be educated and raised under Thatcher's stern guidance.

^ He had done the same thing to her in buying her everything and removing her from the life that she knew as his parents had to him when they sent him off to live with the well educated man for a better upbringing.
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^ I think of the scene where he is playing with his sled while his mother is bartering him away.
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.After gaining full control over his possessions at the age of 25, Kane enters the newspaper business with sensationalized yellow journalism.^ I thought this might be because he was following in the same footsteps as Kane as far as yellow journalism goes and trying to get all the juicy gossip on Kane.
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^ First Orson Welles owns a newspapers company and he is ridiculing and mocking an actual event called "yellow journalism."
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^ SouthOJet November 4, 2009 7:35 PM As I recall when Kane assumed control of the newspaper he issued a manifesto.
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.He takes control of the newspaper, the New York Inquirer, and hires all the best journalists (he hires them away from the Chronicle, the main rival of the Inquirer).^ KANE All of you - new and old - You're all getting the best salaries in town.

^ As a forcefully-evicted Mr. Carter leaves the New York Inquirer's building, a newspaper boy hawks the competing paper's headlines on the street corner.

^ So to make a new version of the movie would take away part of the reason for why it was such a great success.
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.His attempted rise to power is documented, including his manipulation of public opinion for the Spanish American War of 1898; his first marriage to Emily Monroe Norton (Ruth Warrick), a President's niece; and his campaign for the office of governor of New York State, for which alternative newspaper headlines are created depending on the result.^ Spanish-American War shots.

^ NARRATOR Twice married, twice divorced - first to a president's niece, Emily Norton - today, by her second marriage, chatelaine of the oldest of England's stately homes.

^ Since the time the United States first became an independent nation, the ideal of the American dream has transcended every generation from the Pilgrims to present day.
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The relationship between him and his wife disintegrates over the years. .A "love nest" scandal with Susan Alexander ends both his first marriage and his political aspirations.^ In a striking movement, the camera first views a billboard picture of Susan Alexander Kane (Dorothy Comingore) in a flash of lightning during a thunderstorm.

^ Sixteen years after his first marriage, two weeks after his first divorce, Kane married Susan Alexander, singer at the Town Hall in Trenton, New Jersey.

.Kane marries his mistress, but as a result of his domineering personality, he forces Susan into an operatic career for which she has no talent or ambition, destroys his relationships and pushes away his loved ones.^ Getty exposed his affair with Susan which led to Mr. Kane divorcing his first wife and marrying Susan.
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^ When that doesn’t work all he does is try to keep Susan with him by spending money on her, not by actually loving and caring for her.
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^ Charles Kane just wanted to be loved be everyone and looking at his relationship with his second wife, he wanted to be loved not for his name and what he has done, but for himself.
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.Kane spends his last years building his vast estate and lives alone after Susan leaves him, interacting only with his staff.^ Sixteen years after his first marriage, two weeks after his first divorce, Kane married Susan Alexander, singer at the Town Hall in Trenton, New Jersey.

^ Kane doesn't want him to leave New York so soon: "I warn you Jedediah, you're not going to like it in Chicago.

^ And seen for Susan Alexander Kane, half finished before she divorced him, the still-unfinished Xanadu.

Thompson is unable to solve the mystery and concludes that "Rosebud" will forever remain an enigma. He theorizes that "Mr. Kane was a man who got everything he wanted, and then lost it: Maybe Rosebud was something he couldn't get, or something he lost." .In the ending of the film, it is revealed to the audience that Rosebud was the name of the sled from Kane's childhood, from the time before he was taken from his parents and gained his wealth - an allusion to the only time in his life when he was really happy.^ UC users only On the "Power Baby," the central figure of desire and contradiction, notably manifested in "Kane" and "Ambersons", but also apparent in many other Welles films Johnson, William "Orson Welles: Of Time and Loss."
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^ The name "Rosebud" is briefly seen on the sled before the heat warps the paint and it is consumed by the flames.    The "Rosebud" sled is a momento from Kane's childhood with his mother, a childhood that was interrupted by the opportunities wealth and fortune bestowed upon him.

^ That is, I bet it turns out I've heard your name a million times, only you know how it is - KANE But you like me, don't you?

.The sled, thought to be junk, is destroyed by Xanadu's departing staff in a basement furnace.^ In the basement beneath Xanadu, workers clear away the vast array of junk and articles.

.The film ends as it began, with a view of the "No Trespassing" sign posted on the fence of Xanadu indicating how little we actually know about people.^ It seems like everyone pretends to 'get it', but they really don't, and we all know we don't 'get it' and we all talk about how we hate it but it still seems to be hailed by some people somewhere that we don't know.
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^ The film's first sight is a "No Trespassing" sign hanging on a giant iron gate in the night's foggy mist, illuminated by the moonlight.

^ LELAND Emily, you're being - a little unfair - You know what I think of Charles' behavior - about your personal lives - EMILY There aren't any personal lives for people like us.

Cast and characters

On a white background, the centre of the poster is dominated by a stern looking man in a white shirt and black trousers towering over a group of people. "It's terrific!" appears in red in italics in the top right of the picture tipped 60° to the right. "Orson Welles" appears in block letters below the group of people and the man in the white suit. "Citizen Kane" appears in red italics below that. The remaining credits are listed in fine print in the bottom of the picture.
Theatrical release poster

Major characters

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  • Orson Welles as Charles Foster Kane: the titular Citizen Kane of the movie, a wealthy newspaper publisher whose life is the subject of the movie.
  • William Alland as Jerry Thompson: the reporter in charge of finding out the meaning of Kane’s last word, Rosebud.^ The portrayal of Welles’s character, Charles Foster Kane was a fair one.
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    ^ All that was sought out was what he meant by his last word: "Rosebud".
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    ^ News Reel of the Life of Charles Foster Kane (03:26) .

    .Thompson is seen only in shadow or with his back turned to the camera.
  • Ray Collins as Jim W. Gettys: Kane's political rival and the incumbent governor of New York.^ Kane turns back to Leland.

    ^ Kane seeks election as governor of New York in the 1916 elections.

    ^ I have only seen Citizen Kane twice.
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    .Kane appears to be the frontrunner in the campaign, but Gettys exposes Kane's relationship with Susan Alexander which leads to his defeat.
  • Dorothy Comingore as Susan Alexander Kane: Kane’s mistress, who later becomes his second wife.
  • Joseph Cotten as Jedediah Leland: a college friend of Kane and the first reporter on Kane’s paper.^ First with the news were the Kane papers.

    ^ Joseph Cotten's performance as Kane's best friend for example.
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    ^ Bernstein then remembers the first day that Kane took over the Inquirer with his college friend Jedediah Leland (Joseph Cotten), his dramatic critic.

    .Leland continues to work for Kane as his empire grows, although their principles diverge.^ Carter continues to be disoriented by mistaking Kane for Leland.

    ^ Next, Thompson visits with and interviews Jedediah Leland, the college friend (and later drama critic) Kane had hired to work for him.

    ^ Although Carter voices his objections, he is conspiratorially surrounded on both sides by Kane and Leland and must give in.

    A negative review of Susan Alexander Kane's operatic performance leads to his sacking.
  • George Coulouris as Walter Parks Thatcher: a banker who becomes Kane’s legal guardian.
  • Agnes Moorehead as Mary Kane: Kane’s mother.
  • Harry Shannon as Jim Kane: Kane’s father.
  • Everett Sloane as Mr. Bernstein: Kane’s friend and employee. Bernstein, a bespectacled Jewish man he remains loyal to him to the end. According to RKO records, Sloane was paid $2400 for shaving his head.[5]
  • .
  • Ruth Warrick as Emily Monroe Norton Kane: Kane’s first wife and the niece of President Monroe.^ Kane is just stepping into an elegant barouch, drawn up at the curb, in which sits Miss Emily Norton.

    ^ Thomas Moore Norton announce - MISS TOWNSEND (fluttering - on top of him) She's - she's the niece of - of the President of the United States - BERNSTEIN (nodding proudly) I know.

    ^ Thomas Moore Norton announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Monroe Norton, to Mr. Charles Foster Kane.

    .While Kane ostensibly marries Emily because of her connection to the presidency, he does seem to love her genuinely.^ Citizen Kane shows us that it really does not matter how much money one has because true love and happiness is not a commodity that can be bought .
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    ^ KANE It does seem too good to be true, doesn't it, Mr. Bernstein?

    ^ In the case of Charles Kane, it seems as though being loved and loving in return is a much greater fortune than any amount of money.
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    .She dies in a car accident along with their only child, a son a few years later.
  • Paul Stewart as Raymond: Kane's cynical butler who assists him in his later years.^ He talks briefly to Kane's sinister butler Raymond (Paul Stewart) who worked for Kane for eleven years.

    ^ Died 1918 in a motor accident with their son.

    ^ KANE The drunkeness of youth has passed like a fever, And yet I saw many things, Seeing my glory in the days of my glory, I thought my power eternal And the days of my life Fixed surely in the years But a whisper came to me From Him who dies not.

    Stewart had discovered Welles when he was a radio producer.[6]

Minor characters

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  • Georgia Backus as Bertha Anderson.
  • Fortunio Bonanova as Signor Matiste.
  • Sonny Bupp as Charles Foster Kane III: Kane's son who later dies in a car accident with his mother.^ Charles Foster Kane was a man who got everything he wanted, and then lost it.

    ^ What did Charles Foster Kane represent?
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    ^ Charles Foster Kane is a scoundrel.
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    Bupp was the last surviving cast member of Citizen Kane when he died in 2007.[7]
  • Buddy Swan as Young Charles Foster Kane.
  • Erskine Sanford as Herbert Carter.
  • Gus Schilling as The Headwaiter.
  • Philip Van Zandt as Mr. Rawlston.
.The films end credits read "Most of the principal actors are new to motion pictures.^ New executives at RKO studios, influenced by a campaign by RKO publicists to destroy Welles's reputation, refused to finance the end of the film.
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^ In: Becoming film literate : the art and craft of motion pictures / Vincent LoBrutto ; foreword by Jan Harlan.
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The Mercury Theatre is proud to introduce them."[5] .Welles along with his partner John Houseman had assembled them into a group known as the Mercury Players to perform his productions in the Mercury Theatre in 1937. After accepting his Hollywood contract in 1939, Welles worked between Los Angeles and New York where the Mercury Theatre continued their weekly radio broadcasts for The Campbell Playhouse'."[8] Welles had wanted all the Mercury Players to debut in his first film, but the cancellation of The Heart of Darkness project in December 1939 created a financial crisis for the group and some of the actors worked elsewhere.^ It will never be known if Otelo could have pursued a successful Hollywood career: In losing his battle to complete It's All True, Welles also lost Hollywood's chance to experience the work of this extraordinary acting talent."
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^ Welles's champions have argued that if everything he ever made, worked on, partly finished, scripted, or planned were incorporated in the record, people would accept him as a substantial creator and acknowledge that there was more to him than has met the eye.
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^ Among the topics discussed are the American method stye of acting, as pioneered at the Group Theatre; the Federal Theater, the Classical Theatre (Project 891), and the Mercury Theater, incubators for some of the most innovative and controversial works ever seen on the American stage; and the theatrical careers of Orson Welles and John Houseman.
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[8] This caused friction between Welles and the Houseman, and their partnership ended.[8]
.RKO executives were dismayed that so many of the major roles went to unknowns, however Welles’s contract left them with no say in the matter.^ New executives at RKO studios, influenced by a campaign by RKO publicists to destroy Welles's reputation, refused to finance the end of the film.
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^ I have enjoyed this film for years and the would say that it is very well done, however the content of the film left me feeling a bit let down so I would say that this is not in my top best films ever.
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^ There is no way the majority would say that Citizen Kane is a good movie, let alone the greatest of all time.
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.The film features debuts from William Alland, Agnes Moorhead, Everett Sloane, Ruth Warrick and Welles himself.^ Its director, star, and producer were all the same individual - Orson Welles (in his film debut at age 25!

An uncredited Alan Ladd appears as one of the newspaper reporters.

Production

Development

.Orson Welles' notoriety following The War of the Worlds broadcast earned him Hollywood's interest, and RKO studio head George J. Schaefer's unusual contract.^ I think Orson Welles did this as an interesting way to portray the character's personality transition.
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[9] .Welles made a deal with Schaefer on July 21, 1939 to produce, direct, write, and act in two feature films.^ The second time was at the end of a film class and I kind of like it, if only because I was made aware of all the stuff Orson Welles puts in there.
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^ Orson Welles was only 24 when he made this film and I believe this is another reason for why Citizen Kane gets the praise that it does.
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^ The film was made in the early 1940's and Welles used the camera in ways that were groundbreaking at the time.
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[10] .The studio had to approve the story and the budget if it exceeded $500,000. Welles was allowed to develop the story without interference, cast his own actors and crew members, and have the privilege of final cut – unheard of at the time for a first-time director.^ It was clear to see that for its time period it was really well made, but the story is indeed quite dull.
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^ This is the first time I've given up on one of your reviews without finishing it.
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^ When I saw CK for the first time I was mesmerized and loved every bit of it from the technical aspects to the story itself and I say this not because I am a film snob either.
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[10] .He had spent the first five months of his RKO contract trying to get several projects going with no success.^ Though just watching it for the first five minutes I knew this film was going to be special no doubt.
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The Hollywood Reporter said, "They are laying bets over on the RKO lot that the Orson Welles deal will end up without Orson ever doing a picture there."[11] First, Welles tried to adapt Heart of Darkness, but there was concern over the idea to depict it entirely with point of view shots. .Welles considered adapting Cecil Day-Lewis' novel The Smiler With The Knife, but realized that to challenge himself with a new medium, he had to write an original story.^ While today it is borderline impossible to create anything that could be considered completely original, Orson Welles was able to create a unique masterpiece that has stood the test of time for 60 years.
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^ But, to me, movies are about stories, and to be considered the Greatest Film of All Time , the substance of the film should hold up as well as the style.
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^ The performances are very engaging, especially Welles- it's unbelievable how convincingly he carries himself as a man decades older than he really was at the time.
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[12]
Screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz was recuperating from a car accident and in-between jobs. .He had originally been hired by Welles to work on The Campbell Playhouse radio program and was available to work on the screenplay for Welles' film.^ The new version is the result of the meticulous work of an editor of genius, following suggestions left by Welles to the technicians at Universal Studios after he had seen the studios' version of his film.
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^ "A review of the documentary It's All True: Based On An Unfinished Film by Orson Welles, which contains the original footage of a film that Orson Welles started in Latin America in 1941.
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^ UC users only "The essay traces the evolution of "Touch of Evil" through its four major stages: an original novel by Robert Wade and William Miller, a screenplay by Paul Monash, a screenplay by Orson Welles, and the film itself.
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.The writer had only received two screenplay credits between 1935 and his work on Citizen Kane and needed the job.^ I have only seen Citizen Kane twice.
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^ Final Fantasy may have received bad reviews, I loved it and it's 10x the movie Citizen Kane is.
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^ Citizen Kane is always on the "greatest ever" film lists because it not only epitomizes our country's history but also some of our current elected officials.
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[13] .There is dispute amongst historians regarding whose idea was to use William Randolph Hearst as the basis for Charles Foster Kane.^ What did Charles Foster Kane represent?
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^ Charles Foster Kane is a scoundrel.
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^ It was a fair representation of Charles Foster Kane.
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.Welles claimed it was his idea while film critic Pauline Kael (in her essay "Raising Kane"[14]) and Welles' former business partner John Houseman claim that it was Mankiewicz's idea.^ Welles Raises Kane: Finale - Pursuit and Happiness (02:34) .

^ The Shooting Script, by Herman J. Mankiewicz and Orson Welles, and the cutting continuity of the completed film.
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^ Although Orsen Welles’ film, “Citizen Kane,?
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[15] .For some time, Mankiewicz had wanted to write a screenplay about a public figure – perhaps a gangster – whose story would be told by the people that knew him.^ But he never told me so until after it all came out in the papers about us - and he lost the election and that Norton woman divorced him.

^ Thompson) Anything you want to know about him - about the paper - THOMPSON - We thought maybe, if we can find out what he meant by that last word - as he was dying - BERNSTEIN That Rosebud?

^ SouthOJet November 4, 2009 7:55 PM He apparantly has license to write about anything he wants which is remotely related to sports.
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[16]
Mankiewicz had already written an unperformed play entitled, The Tree Will Grow about John Dillinger. .Welles liked the idea of multiple viewpoints but was not interested in playing Dillinger.^ All in all, this movie did not hold my interest very well nor did it impress me like I had expected.
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.Mankiewicz and Welles talked about picking someone else to use a model.^ Instead of conversations that we are used to such as one person talking directly to the camera, and then a cut to the other person talking to the camera, Welles preferred to keep everyone in the shot.
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^ Mother always thought - she used to talk about Grand Opera for me.

^ When she used to talk about Kane - did she ever happen to say anything - about Rosebud?

They hit on the idea of using Hearst as their central character.[16] Mankiewicz had frequented Hearst's parties until his alcoholism got him barred. .The writer resented this and became obsessed with Hearst and Marion Davies.^ You feel bad for Marion Davies, Hearst's mistress.
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^ "Rosebud" is actually a reference to the nickname that William Randolf Hearst gave to the genitalia of his mistress Marion Davies.
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[16] .Hearst had great influence and the power to retaliate within Hollywood so Welles had Mankiewicz worked on the script outside of the city.^ The Shooting Script, by Herman J. Mankiewicz and Orson Welles, and the cutting continuity of the completed film.
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^ Orson Welles uses sequences of flashbacks to Kane’s early, middle and late life in order to show the events and influences that lead to his rise and fall from power.
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^ Joseph Cotten was great I think, and he and Orsen Welles worked together alot.
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.Because of the writer's drinking problem, Houseman went along to provide assistance and make sure that he stayed focused.^ SUSAN I'm not going to have my guests insulted, just because you think - (in a rage) - if people want to bring a drink or two along on a picnic, that's their business.

[15] .Welles also sought inspiration from Howard Hughes and Samuel Insull (who built an opera house for his girlfriend).^ What do you suppose he built that opera house for?

^ A wife to one-time opera singing Susan Alexander, Kane built Chicago's Municipal Opera House, cost $3 million dollars.

.Although Mankiewicz and Houseman got on well with Welles, they incorporated some of his traits into Kane, such as his temper.^ Citizen Kane is a movie for someone who doesn't mind having to think deep into themselves as well as the movie to get anything out of it.
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^ Although Orsen Welles’ film, “Citizen Kane,?
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^ Kane sighs, unperturbed, as he reaches out his hand and shoves the forms off the table onto the floor, where they scatter into hundreds of bits.

[12]
.During production, Citizen Kane was referred to as RKO 281'." Filming took place between June 29, 1940 and October 23, 1940 in what is now Stage 19 on the Paramount lot in Hollywood.^ Citizen Kane is a classic "rags to riches" story of the 1940's, a time in which our country was emerging as a powerhouse both in the military and economically.
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^ Unless you're an unfortunate film major, or the unfortunate girlfriend of a douchebag, no one is forcing you to watch Citizen Kane.
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^ I think Citizen Kane is at the top of "the best of all time" film lists often because the way it communicates subtleties to the viewer.
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.Welles prevented studio executives of RKO from visiting the set.^ New executives at RKO studios, influenced by a campaign by RKO publicists to destroy Welles's reputation, refused to finance the end of the film.
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^ It shows how wartime politics; corporate power plays at the studio, RKO; and racism converged to undermine Welles and give him a reputation as an unreliable director."
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He understood their desire to control projects and he knew they were expecting him to do an exciting film that would correspond to his
The War of the Worlds radio broadcast. .Welles' RKO contract had given him complete control over the production of the film when he signed on with the studio, something that he never again was allowed to exercise when making motion pictures.^ That's not enough - There's something I've got to get into this paper besides pictures and print - I've got to make the "New York Enquirer" as important to New York as the gas in that light.

According to an RKO cost sheet from May 1942, the film cost $839,727 compared to an estimated budget of $723,800.[5]

Pre-release controversy

.Welles ran a closed set, limited access to rushes and managed the publicity of Kane to make sure that its influence from Hearst's life was a secret.^ Orsen Welles, in my opinion, is underrated by the general public for his cinematic efforts in Citizen Kane.
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^ Maybe Welles did not consciously set out to make such grand political statements with his project.
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^ Through a quick-cut edit, Kane is shown growing up, making life miserable for Thatcher.

[17] Publicity materials stated the film's inspiration was Faust.[12] .RKO hoped to release the film in mid-February 1941. Writers for national magazines had early deadlines and so a rough cut was previewed for a select few on January 3, 1941. Friday magazine ran an article drawing point-by-point comparisons between Kane and Hearst and documented how Welles had led on Louella Parsons, Hollywood correspondent for Hearst papers, and made a fool of her in public.^ However, I did enjoy the film's style and how the audience learns more about Charles Foster Kane.
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^ As for today’s movie audiences, the emphasis of this film may be completely lost simply because it was made in 1941.
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^ While the majority of us wouldn't put this movie in the top 5 list we just made, I believe most of us at least appreciate the differences between Citizen Kane and the dumb humor and redundant action movies that Hollywood wants us to watch.
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Reportedly, she was furious and demanded an immediate preview of the film. .James Stewart, who was present at the screening, said that she walked out of the film.^ She walks out, past Kane, who turns to watch her go, like a very tired old man.

^ The music is also done exceptionally well as it should have been since it was picked out by the same man who does the music for Alfred Hitchcock films.
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Soon after, Parsons called George Schaefer and threatened RKO with a lawsuit if they released Kane.[17] The next day, the front page headline in Daily Variety read, "HEARST BANS RKO FROM PAPERS."[18] In two weeks, the ban was lifted for everything except Kane."[17]
.The Hollywood Reporter ran a front-page story on January 13 that Hearst papers were about to run a series of editorials attacking Hollywood's practice of hiring refugees and immigrants for jobs that could be done by Americans.^ He intends to turn the paper into a tabloid with a bold, front-page headline, turning the Silverstone disappearance into a murder case, explaining: "If the headline is big enough, it makes the news big enough."

.The goal was to put pressure on the other studios in order to force RKO to shelve Kane.^ Although I wouldn't put Citizen Kane in my top five films, I can certainly see why others have.
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[17] .Soon afterwards, Schaefer was approached by Nicholas Scheck, head of MGM's parent company, with an offer on the behalf of Louis B. Mayer and other Hollywood executives to reimburse RKO if it would destroy the film.^ New executives at RKO studios, influenced by a campaign by RKO publicists to destroy Welles's reputation, refused to finance the end of the film.
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^ I feel like trying to disect this film the best approach would be the Socio-cultural theory.
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[19] .Once RKO's legal team reassured Schaefer, the studio announced on January 21, that Kane would be released as scheduled and with one of the largest promotional campaigns in the studio's history.^ One of my favorite lines in the movie is when Kane says, "If I hadn't been really rich, I would've been a really good man."
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^ While I would not go so far as to say that Citizen Kane is one of my favorite movies of all time, I can appreciate what it brought to American cinema during the 1940’s.
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^ Growing up I always wanted a job that would make me lots of money so one day I would be as wealthy as Charles Kane.
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.Schaefer brought Welles to New York City for a private screening of the film with the New York corporate heads of the studios and their lawyers.^ KANE (leaning out of the hansom cab) Well, you've been getting a pretty low salary here in New York.

^ Their circulation has become "the greatest in New York, 684,000," as Kane has successfully built the paper into the best-selling newspaper in the city.

^ Next, Thompson leans forward to interview Bernstein in his New York City office in front of a fire.

[20] .There was no objection to its release provided that certain changes, including the removal or softening of specific references that might offend Hearst.^ KANE There are no objections to my staying here with her, are there?

[21] .Welles agreed and Wise was brought in to cut the film's running time from two hours, two minutes and 40 seconds to one hour, 59 minutes and 16 seconds.^ I was well aware that it is often considered to be one of the best films of all time, and for that reason I had always been curious to watch it and see what all the fuss was about.
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^ The second time was at the end of a film class and I kind of like it, if only because I was made aware of all the stuff Orson Welles puts in there.
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^ The Shooting Script, by Herman J. Mankiewicz and Orson Welles, and the cutting continuity of the completed film.
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This cut of Kane satisfied the corporate lawyers.[22]

Screenplay

Development

Mankiewicz as co-writer

Richard Carringer, author of The Making of Citizen Kane (1996), described the early stages of the screenplay:
"Welles's first step toward the realization of Citizen Kane was to seek the assistance of a screenwriting professional. Fortunately, help was near at hand. . . . .When Welles moved to Hollywood, it happened that a veteran screenwriter, Herman Mankiewicz, was recuperating from an automobile accident and between jobs.^ The Shooting Script, by Herman J. Mankiewicz and Orson Welles, and the cutting continuity of the completed film.
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. . Mankiewicz was an expatriate from Broadway who had been writing for films for almost fifteen years."[23]:16
.However, according to film author Harlan Lebo, he was also "one of Hollywood's most notorious personalities."^ One author summed it up when he or she said “Citizen Kane is cited as a great film for its cinematography, symbolism and message-all things that do not interest most film-goers today.
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^ It was a marriage just like any other marriage."    Leland's thoughts are pictured in one of the most talked-about, virtuoso sequences in the film - the breakfast table montage.

^ However, later in the film, especially concerning his reactions to Jim Gettys' blackmail, it appears as though these two personalities have merged.
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[24]:12 .Mankiewicz was the older brother of producer-director Joseph Mankiewicz and was a former writer for The New Yorker and the New York Times and had moved to Hollywood in 1926. By the time Welles contacted him he had "established himself as a brilliant wit, a writer of extraordinary talent, [and] a warm friend to many of the screen world's brightest artists ...^ Susan: I said what time is it in New York?

^ It will never be known if Otelo could have pursued a successful Hollywood career: In losing his battle to complete It's All True, Welles also lost Hollywood's chance to experience the work of this extraordinary acting talent."
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^ The performances are very engaging, especially Welles- it's unbelievable how convincingly he carries himself as a man decades older than he really was at the time.
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[he] produced dialogue of the highest caliber."[24]:12 .Yet Mankiewicz's behavior, according to Welles's close friend and associate John Houseman, was also a "public and private scandal.^ Kane spent his life tring to feel excepted and loved, and yet was unable to keep his inner core of friends and relatives close.
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A neurotic drinker and compulsive gambler..." Houseman adds, however, that he was also one of the most intelligent, informed, witty, humane and charming men I have ever known."[24]:12 Despite those apparent contradictions in his personality, Welles "recognized the writer's abilities and trusted him to produce," wrote Lebo. .Orson Welles himself later commented, "Nobody was more miserable, more bitter, and funnier than Mank—a perfect monument to self-destruction.^ The performances are very engaging, especially Welles- it's unbelievable how convincingly he carries himself as a man decades older than he really was at the time.
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^ Other than how well Orson Welles directed the movie with it's symbolism, message and cinematography I would say it's a movie that portrays how our society is today and it's horrible.
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^ In the case of Citizen Kane, Orson Welles was miserable in the movie but may have been satisfied and happy off of the camera.
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But when the bitterness wasn't focused straight at you -- he was the best company in the world."[24]

Ideas and collaboration

.According to film historian Clinton Heylin, "the idea of Citizen Kane was the original conception of Orson Welles, who in early 1940 first discussed the idea with John Houseman, who then suggested that both he and Welles leave for Los Angeles and discuss the idea with scriptwriter Herman Mankiewicz.^ Although Orsen Welles’ film, “Citizen Kane,?
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^ In my understanding, Citizen Kane was a film of many firsts.
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^ KANE Who am I? Well, let's see.

He adds that Mankiewicz "probably believed that Welles had little experience as an original scriptwriter. . .[and] may even have felt that .John Citizen USA, Welles's working title, was a project he could make his own."^ Maybe Welles did not consciously set out to make such grand political statements with his project.
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^ "In the films that followed his masterpiece, Citizen Kane, Orson Welles seemed to make the RKO slogan "showmanship in place of genius" his own.
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^ This is a great example of what makes Citizen Kane special, as Welles was able to pull off this sad ending while keeping the viewer from becoming outraged.
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[25]:43 .Orson Welles said that his preparation before making Citizen Kane was to watch John Ford's Stagecoach forty times.^ Unless you're an unfortunate film major, or the unfortunate girlfriend of a douchebag, no one is forcing you to watch Citizen Kane.
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^ The second time was at the end of a film class and I kind of like it, if only because I was made aware of all the stuff Orson Welles puts in there.
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^ I like Citizen Kane, but that might be a result of my crush on Orson Welles.
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Throughout Kane, it is true to see borrowed techniques from Ford, however most of the genius of Kane was its references to older European filmmakers with specific references to Fritz Lang, F. W. Murnau, Erich von Stroheim, and Jean Renoir.
Still incapacitated with a broken leg, Mankiewicz was happy to work with Welles, and an "alliance" formed, noted Houseman. .This combination of a "brash new director, a nervous studio, and an erratic genius" gave birth to Citizen Kane, in what Houseman called, "an absurd venture."^ While this wasn't the first time I'd ever seen Citizen Kane, it was probably the first time I really appreciated it for its genius.
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^ I disagree that nobody would care, because like Romeo & Juliet is for hopeless romantics, Citizen Kane is for anyone with the so-called American dream.
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^ "Citizen Kane" is remarkable on many levels, not the least of which is the impact it had on the studio system in place at the time.
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[24]:14
.Houseman recalled that Mankiewicz, during his convalescence, had "revived a long-simmering idea of creating a film biography in which a man's life would be brought to the screen after his death through the memories and opinions of the people who knew him best."^ Welles's champions have argued that if everything he ever made, worked on, partly finished, scripted, or planned were incorporated in the record, people would accept him as a substantial creator and acknowledge that there was more to him than has met the eye.
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^ The film causes people to seriously rethink their life goals.
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^ While the film could have easily started with Charles Kane as a boy on the streets, it instead starts with a time line of the man's life at his death.
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And Welles himself, writes Lebo, also had ideas "that meshed well with this concept and had considered a newspaper publisher the best subject for the story:
"I'd been nursing an old notion—the idea of telling the same thing several times—and showing exactly the same thing from wholly different views," Welles said. "Mank liked it, so we started searching for the man it was going to be about ... some big American figure ... Howard Hughes was the first idea. But we got pretty quickly to the press lords."[24]:14
Welles then assigned Mankiewicz, writes Lebo, "to work on an original screenplay—not an adaptation as his first two projects would have been." .Welles next traveled to New York and desperately "pleaded and persuaded Houseman to return to Los Angeles to manage Mankiewicz and his writing schedule."^ Starting from New York, minature newboys speed madly to Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington, Atlanta, El Paso, etc., screaming "Wuxtry, Kane Papers, Wuxtry."

^ KANE (leaning out of the hansom cab) Well, you've been getting a pretty low salary here in New York.

^ The picture remains constant but the names of the papers change from New York to St. Louis, to Los Angeles to Cleveland, to Denver to Philadelphia - all "Enquirers."

[24]

Hearst as story model

.According to film critic and author Pauline Kael, Mankiewicz "was already caught up in the idea of a movie about Hearst" when he was still working at the New York Times, in 1925. She learned from his babysitter, Marion Fisher, that she once typed as "he dictated a screenplay, organized in flashbacks.^ The new version is the result of the meticulous work of an editor of genius, following suggestions left by Welles to the technicians at Universal Studios after he had seen the studios' version of his film.
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^ In: Great film directors : a critical anthology / edited by Leo Braudy and Morris Dickstein New York : Oxford University Press, 1978 Main Stack PN1998.A2.G74 "Kane Steals Ted's Crayons."
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^ Hearst was fantastically larger than life at the time (similar to Hughes, my dad wouldn't see the Aviator b/c he grew up in Hollywood right around that era and HH was a hero to him) and whether the movie does him justice or not is something I'm not certain about.
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.She recalls that he had barely started on the dictation, which went on for several weeks, when she remarked that it seemed to be about William Randolph Hearst, and he said, 'You're a smart girl.'^ SUSAN (starting to cry) Charlie, you're just excited.

^ (J. Edgar Hoover; William Randolph Hearst; Orson Welles; Federal Bureau of Investigation) Nation v262, n21 (May 27, 1996):20 (2 pages).
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^ Maybe it's because William Randolph Hearst no longer has a hold on the public imagination, but the movie (and it is a movie; fuck the use of "film" as a movie's snottier cousin) is just not that compelling.
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"[26]:269
In Hollywood, Mankiewicz had frequented Hearst's parties until his alcoholism got him barred.[16] And Hearst was also a person known to Welles. "Once that was decided," wrote author Don Kilbourne, "Mankiewicz, Welles, and John Houseman, a cofounder of the Mercury Theatre, rented a place in the desert, and the task of creating Citizen Kane began."[27]:221 This "place in the desert" was on the historic Verde ranch on the Mojave River in Victorville. .In later years, Houseman gave Mankiewicz "total" credit for "the creation of Citizen Kane's script" and credited Welles with "the visual presentation of the picture."^ I first saw Citizen Kane in my humanities class senior year of high school.
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^ This description does no justice to a mister Kane in the 1944 Orson Welles movie Citizen Kane .
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^ Citizen Kane is a movie for someone who doesn't mind having to think deep into themselves as well as the movie to get anything out of it.
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[24]:32
Mankiewicz was put under contract by Mercury Productions and was to receive no credit for his work as he was hired as a script doctor. .According to his contract with RKO, Welles would be given sole screenplay credit, and had already written a rough script consisting of 300 pages of dialogue with occasional stage directions under the title of John Citizen, USA.^ Other than how well Orson Welles directed the movie with it's symbolism, message and cinematography I would say it's a movie that portrays how our society is today and it's horrible.
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^ Citizen Kane was most definitely one of the greatest movies of its time, but I don’t think it would be given this title by most people in today’s society.
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^ "In the films that followed his masterpiece, Citizen Kane, Orson Welles seemed to make the RKO slogan "showmanship in place of genius" his own.
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[16]

Debate over authorship

Three men sit in chairs outside a house, a bald man in his forties is sitting in the centre next to a table between the two younger men. <a name=.The man on the right has his feet on the table and is holding a screenplay.^ He is now within ten feet of the snowman, with one snowball left which he is holding back in his right hand.

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Welles visiting Mankiewicz (center, as nurse wipes his brow) in the California desert during his writing of Citizen Kane.
^ Citizen Kane Write-up .
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^ This description does no justice to a mister Kane in the 1944 Orson Welles movie Citizen Kane .
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^ Citizen Kane is a movie for someone who doesn't mind having to think deep into themselves as well as the movie to get anything out of it.
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John Houseman (right) is holding pages of screenplay.
.One of the long standing debates of Citizen Kane has been the proper accreditation of the authorship of the screenplay, which the credits attribute to both Herman J. Mankiewicz and Orson Welles.^ In Kane, one can observe the long takes imposed by Welles.
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^ Citizen Kane is a classic "rags to riches" story of the 1940's, a time in which our country was emerging as a powerhouse both in the military and economically.
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^ Unless you're an unfortunate film major, or the unfortunate girlfriend of a douchebag, no one is forcing you to watch Citizen Kane.
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Mankiewicz biographer Richard Meryman notes that the dispute had various causes, including the way the movie was promoted. .For instance, when RKO opened the movie on Broadway on May 1, 1941, followed by showings at theaters in other large cities, the publicity programs that were printed included photographs of Welles as "the one-man band, directing, acting, and writing."^ I like another movie with Orson Welles much, much better: The Third Man.
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^ The print of Mr. Arkadin closest to Welles's conception is the one distributed by Corinth Films.
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^ In: One man's chorus : the uncollected writings / Anthony Burgess ; selected with an introduction by Ben...
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In a letter to his father afterward, Mankiewicz wrote, "I'm particularly furious at the incredibly insolent description of how Orson wrote his masterpiece. .The fact is that there isn't one single line in the picture that wasn't in writing -- writing from and by me -- before ever a camera turned."^ ANOTHER HIRELING (a tactless one) Wasn't there some sort of quarrel between - BERNSTEIN (quickly) I had nothing to do with it.

^ At the conclusion of this above, Susan has finished her song, and there is the same mild applause as before - over the sound of this, one man loudly applauding.

^ In fact, the camera on Kane's face shows the beginning of a startled look, as of one who sees something unfamiliar and unbelievable.

[28]:270 And film historian Otto Friedrich said it made Mankiewicz "unhappy to hear Welles quoted in Louella Parsons's column, before the question of screen credits was officially settled, as saying, 'So I wrote Citizen Kane.'"[29]
.According to film critic Pauline Kael, Rita Alexander, who was hired to be Mankiewicz's personal secretary, stated that she "took the dictation from Mankiewicz from the first paragraph to the last ...^ It was the first film to deconstruct "The American Dream" and examine it with a critical eye.
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^ I'm a person who loves the tear jerker films and this one I was just in disgust of how he used his life for very little good.
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^ Pauline "Kael on the Best Film Ever Made."
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and later did the final rewriting and the cuts, and handled the script at the studio until after the film was shot. ...[and said] .Welles didn't write (or dictate) one line of the shooting script of Citizen Kane. She added that "Welles himself came to dinner once or twice...[and] she didn't meet him until after Mankiewicz had finished dictating the long first draft."^ This is not the first time that I have seen Citizen Kane.
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^ Citizen Kane Write-up .
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^ In Kane, one can observe the long takes imposed by Welles.
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[26]:273 .However Welles had his own secretary, Katherine Trosper, who typed up Welles' suggestions and corrections, which were incorporated into the final script; Kael did not interview Trosper before producing her article.^ Citizen Kane is a movie for someone who doesn't mind having to think deep into themselves as well as the movie to get anything out of it.
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^ However at the very end of the movie she did finally leave him and after that Mr. Kane dies where he utters his last word, "rosebud."
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^ His happy childhood leads into the final element of Welles critique of American culture in Citizen Kane which is individualism.
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[30]
Nevertheless, Mankiewicz went to the Screen Writers Guild and declared that he was the original author. .Welles later claimed that he planned on a joint credit all along, but Mankiewicz claimed that Welles offered him a bonus of ten thousand dollars if he would let Welles take full credit."^ Welles's champions have argued that if everything he ever made, worked on, partly finished, scripted, or planned were incorporated in the record, people would accept him as a substantial creator and acknowledge that there was more to him than has met the eye.
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^ "Orson Welles's Mr. Arkadin (1955), which Welles claimed was taken from him and cut contrary to his intentions, exists in several different versions.
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^ I have enjoyed this film for years and the would say that it is very well done, however the content of the film left me feeling a bit let down so I would say that this is not in my top best films ever.
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[29] According to Pauline Kael, "he had ample proof of his authorship, and when he took his evidence to the Screen Writers Guild ... .Welles was forced to split the credit and take second place in the listing."^ Well, to each his/her own (wow does that (sentiment and construction) take me back to freshman year second semester of undergrad).
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[26]:274
.Kael argues that Mankiewicz was the true author of the screenplay and therefore responsible for much of what made the movie great.^ All in All I think Citizen Kane was a great technical achievement, and has a message which will ring true for the rest of time, which is probably why Citizen Kane can still be found at the top of many people's list of the best movies ever made.
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^ I agree that Citizen Hearst is a great book and I'm much rather read it than watch the movie.
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.This angered many critics of the day, most notably critic-turned-filmmaker (and close friend of Welles) Peter Bogdanovich, who rebutted many of Kael's claims in an article for Esquire titled The Kane Mutiny, and Robert L. Carringer, who did likewise in an article for the Winter 1978 edition of Critical Enquiry, referring to early script drafts with Welles' incorporated handwritten contributions.^ UC users only Bogdanovich, Peter "Kane mutiny" [with interview with O. Welles].
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^ KANE Who am I? Well, let's see.

^ Citizen Kane is a movie for someone who doesn't mind having to think deep into themselves as well as the movie to get anything out of it.
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.By the time the movie was released, however, Mankiewicz's contribution to the film was generally known, according to Kael.^ However, if this films causes me to rethink whether or not I want to have money, then I'm sure it is having the same effect on my classmates and the general public.
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^ However, I can certainly relate to anyone who believes that this movie is atop an all time list.
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^ However, once the movie got going, it became apparent that this was the best way to go about filming.
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.The Hollywood Reporter wrote the credit as "Written by Herman Mankiewicz;" Burns Mantle, in his newspaper column, referred to Mankiewicz having written it; and Ben Hecht wrote, "This movie was not written by Orson Welles.^ This description does no justice to a mister Kane in the 1944 Orson Welles movie Citizen Kane .
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^ Citizen Kane is a movie for someone who doesn't mind having to think deep into themselves as well as the movie to get anything out of it.
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^ Despite the system : Orson Welles versus the Hollywood studios Chicago, Ill.
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It is the work of Herman J. Mankiewicz." Kael noted in 1971 that "Under the present rules of the Guild, Welles's name would probably not have appeared."[26] She also came to an ironic conclusion:
"And so it was by an awful fluke of justice that when Academy Awards night came, and Welles should have got the awards he deserved as director and actor, the award he got (the only Academy Award he has ever got) was as co-author of the Best Original Screenplay."
According to film critic David Thomson, however, "No one can now deny Herman Mankiewicz credit for the germ, shape, and pointed language of the screenplay, but no one who has seen the film as often as it deserves to be seen would dream that Welles is not its only begetter."[31] Carringer considered that at least three scenes were solely Welles' work and, after weighing both sides of the argument, including sworn testimony from Mercury assistant Richard Baer, concluded, "We will probably never know for sure, but in any case Welles had at last found a subject with the right combination of monumentality, timeliness, and audacity."[23]:17 .Harlan Lebo agrees, and adds, "of far greater relevance is reaffirming the importance of the efforts that both men contributed to the creation of Hollywood's greatest motion picture."^ In: Becoming film literate : the art and craft of motion pictures / Vincent LoBrutto ; foreword by Jan Harlan.
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^ In: Hollywood's America : social and political themes in motion pictures / by Stephen Powers, David J. Rothman, Stanley Rothman.
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[24]:32
.French New Wave filmmaker and auteur Jean Luc Godard said on the topic of Orson Welles, "Everyone will always owe him everything."^ I was also very impressed with Orson Wells as a filmmaker.
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^ And I am already neglecting GHOST. If I create a new name that everyone realizes is me, I might as well just be me.
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^ Orson Welles as a filmmaker received a lot of criticism for some of his movies, including this one.
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Sources

Charles Foster Kane

William Randolph Hearst

.Welles never confirmed who the principal source was for the character of Charles Foster Kane.^ The portrayal of Welles’s character, Charles Foster Kane was a fair one.
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^ What did Charles Foster Kane represent?
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^ Charles Foster Kane is a scoundrel.
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.It is believed that he is a synthesis of different personalities although main inspiration was the life of media tycoon William Randolph Hearst.^ The director does cover Kane’s life from all aspects expressing this through several different characters that viewed his life differently to find out his true personality.
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^ Maybe it's because William Randolph Hearst no longer has a hold on the public imagination, but the movie (and it is a movie; fuck the use of "film" as a movie's snottier cousin) is just not that compelling.
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^ The controversy surrounding its potentially libelous portrayal of William Randolph Hearst further adds to its prestige.
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The film is seen by critics as a fictionalized, unrelentingly hostile parody of Hearst. .According to film historian Don Kilbourne, "much of the information for Citizen Kane came from already-published material about Hearst...^ He argues that careful attention to these three areas suggests new conclusions about the role of sound in the history of deep-focus photography, about the contribution of radio to Citizen Kane, and about the film's place in the history of American cinema.
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^ Unless you're an unfortunate film major, or the unfortunate girlfriend of a douchebag, no one is forcing you to watch Citizen Kane.
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^ I think Citizen Kane is at the top of "the best of all time" film lists often because the way it communicates subtleties to the viewer.
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[and] some of Kane's speeches are almost verbatim copies of Hearst's. .When Welles denied that the film was about the still-influential publisher, he did not convince many people."^ I can't see him pitching as well as he did the first btime out, and he still lost that game.
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^ However, I did enjoy the film's style and how the audience learns more about Charles Foster Kane.
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^ I was well aware that it is often considered to be one of the best films of all time, and for that reason I had always been curious to watch it and see what all the fuss was about.
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[27]:222
Welles himself insisted that there were also differences between the men. .In 1968, he told Peter Bogdanovich, "You know, the real story of Hearst is quite different from Kane's.^ You don't realize - KANE I know exactly what I'm doing.

^ KANE You don't really think so?

^ Never have seen Citizen Kane, however, I do know plenty about W.R. Hearst.
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.And Hearst himself—-as a man, I mean—-was very different."^ The performances are very engaging, especially Welles- it's unbelievable how convincingly he carries himself as a man decades older than he really was at the time.
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Hearst's biographer, David Nasaw, finds the film's depiction of Hearst unfair:
.Welles' Kane is a cartoon-like caricature of a man who is hollowed out on the inside, forlorn, defeated, solitary because he cannot command the total obedience, loyalty, devotion, and love of those around him.^ KANE Who am I? Well, let's see.

^ So, journalist Jerry Thompson (William Alland) is sent out to interview those who were important and close to Kane, including business colleagues and ex-wives, tracking Kane’s life from birth to death.
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^ I disagree that nobody would care, because like Romeo & Juliet is for hopeless romantics, Citizen Kane is for anyone with the so-called American dream.
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.Hearst, to the contrary, never regarded himself as a failure, never recognized defeat, never stopped loving Marion [Davies] or his wife.^ Charles Kane just wanted to be loved be everyone and looking at his relationship with his second wife, he wanted to be loved not for his name and what he has done, but for himself.
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^ You feel bad for Marion Davies, Hearst's mistress.
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^ "Rosebud" is actually a reference to the nickname that William Randolf Hearst gave to the genitalia of his mistress Marion Davies.
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He did not, at the end of his life, run away from the world to entomb himself in a vast, gloomy art-choked hermitage.[32]

Samuel Insull

.Citizen Kane is in part based on the life of Samuel Insull and his wife Gladys.^ First of all, as to Citizen Kane being considered the greatest movie of all time, I would have to disagree, although I do think that it was an amazing movie about what is important in life.
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^ Despite the fact that I can respect and appreciate its significance in cinematic history, based solely on entertainment value, I hate Citizen Kane.
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^ Comparing Citizen Kane to films of today I don’t really notice angle differences, but taking advantage of lighting is a huge part of this movie.
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.Playwright Herman J. Mankiewicz based Susan Alexander’s catastrophic operatic debut in Citizen Kane on Gladys Wallis Insull’s New York role as Lady Teazle in a charity revival of The School for Scandal.^ He argues that careful attention to these three areas suggests new conclusions about the role of sound in the history of deep-focus photography, about the contribution of radio to Citizen Kane, and about the film's place in the history of American cinema.
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^ I first saw Citizen Kane in my humanities class senior year of high school.
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^ This fades out as we - DISSOLVE: INT. SUSAN'S BEDROOM - KANE'S NEW YORK HOME - LATE NIGHT - 1916 The camera angles across the bed and Susan's form towards the door, from the other side of which voices can be heard.

[33] .Jed Leland's review of Susan Alexander's debut in Kane echoes Mankiewicz's actual 1925 review of Gladys Insull.^ Turner, George, 1925- "Xanadu in Review: Citizen Kane Turns 50."
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^ Conceived for Susan Alexander Kane, half-finished before she divorced him, the still unfinished Xanadu.

^ NARRATOR For wife two, one-time opera singing Susan Alexander, Kane built Chicago's Municipal Opera House.

His 1925 review began: "As Lady Teazle, Mrs. Insull is as pretty as she is diminutive; with a clear smile and dainty gestures. There is a charming grace in her bearing that makes for excellent deportment. But Lady Teazle seems much too innocent to lend credit to her part in the play."

Welles as Kane

A mustachioed man in a suit leans on a lectern and points to his right. <a name=.Behind him to the left is a large picture of himself wearing a hat."^ He was a loving husband and a good father - and both his wives left him and his son got himself killed about as shabbily as you can do it.

^ Georgie, a very handsome madam has walked into the picture, stands behind him.

^ The camera from behind him, outlines his back against Kane's picture on the screen.

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Orson Welles as Charles Foster Kane
There are autobiographical elements to the film. Orson Welles lost his mother when he was only nine years old and his father when he was 15. After this, he became the ward of Chicago's Dr. Maurice Bernstein—and Bernstein is the last name of the only major character in Citizen Kane who receives a completely positive portrayal.

Susan Alexander

.Movie tycoon Jules Brulatour's second and third wives, Dorothy Gibson and Hope Hampton, both fleeting stars of the silent screen who later had marginal careers in opera, are believed to have provided inspiration for the Susan Alexander character.^ NARRATOR For wife two, one-time opera singing Susan Alexander, Kane built Chicago's Municipal Opera House.

^ DISSOLVE: Front page Chicago "Enquirer," with photograph proclaiming that Susan Alexander opens at new Chicago Opera House in "Thais," as in "News Digest."

.Orson Welles also claimed that business tycoon Harold Fowler McCormick's lavish promotion of his second wife, Ganna Walska, was a direct influence on the screenplay.^ The second time was at the end of a film class and I kind of like it, if only because I was made aware of all the stuff Orson Welles puts in there.
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^ Other than how well Orson Welles directed the movie with it's symbolism, message and cinematography I would say it's a movie that portrays how our society is today and it's horrible.
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^ Speaking of that same scene I also noticed how Orson Welles didn’t direct any light or much angle shots on the reporters.
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McCormick spent thousands of dollars on voice lessons for her and even arranged for Walska to take the lead in a production of Zaza at the Chicago Opera in 1920. Like the Susan Alexander character, she had a terrible voice, pleasing only to McCormick. .But unlike Alexander, Walska got into an argument with director Pietro Cimini during dress rehearsal and stormed out of the production before she appeared.^ Just before we fade out, there comes again into the picture the pattern of barbed wire and cyclone fencing.

^ I enjoyed how it started out as a biography of Kane's life and gave you a quick synopsis of his life before it delved into the main story.
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^ I just think we should start something before we get into that state by talking it out among ourselves.
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.Roger Ebert, in his DVD commentary on Citizen Kane, also suggests that the Alexander character was based on Walska, and had very little to do with Marion Davies.^ Citizen Kane is at the top of best movie lists in my opinion because of the attention to detail that is shown by the direction to show each character as vulnerable and real.
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^ I feel that Citizen Kane is always named one of the best movies of all time because it’s very original and innovative in its time, the style in which its characters are portrayed, and the seemingly un-dramatic nature of the narrative.
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^ I thought the film Citizen Kane was enjoyable and a very good story.
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[34] .The film's composer Bernard Herrmann also suggested that Kane is based on McCormick but also in great part on Welles himself.^ "Citizen Kane is cited as a great film for its cinematography, symbolism, and message-all things that do not interest most film goes today.
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^ CITIZEN KANE (02:38) MAIN TITLE (Bernard Herrmann) .

^ Bernard Herrmann on Film Music (04:42) (Recorded early 1970s) .

[35]

Jim Gettys

.The character of political boss Jim Gettys is based on Charles F. Murphy, a political leader in New York City's infamous Tammany Hall political machine, who was an enemy of Hearst.^ When we get to New York, Charles, we'll get you a sled that will - He's near enough to try to put a hand on Kane's shoulder.

^ It made me think, not only about politics and complicated issues, but of Charles Kane’s character and how it evolves throughout the movie.
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.In one scene Gettys admonishes Kane for printing a cartoon showing him in prison stripes.^ Citizen Kane shows us that it really does not matter how much money one has because true love and happiness is not a commodity that can be bought .
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^ The long pan on the fence shows that what should have been Kane's palace was now his prison.
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^ The showdown between Kane and Gettys is wonderfully epic, as well as the one between Emily and Susan.
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This is based on the fact that Murphy, who was a horse-cart driver and owned several bars, was depicted in a 1903 Hearst cartoon wearing striped prison clothes. A caption, referring to the restaurant Murphy frequented, said: "Look out, Murphy. It’s a short lock-step from Delmonico’s to Sing Sing."

Rosebud

According to Welles author David Thomson, “Rosebud is the greatest secret in cinema...”[31]:801[36]
.Orson Welles, explaining the idea behind the word "Rosebud," said, "It's a gimmick, really, and rather dollar-book Freud."^ Anderegg, Michael A. "Social Cameos, guest stars, and real people, with a special appearance by Orson Welles."
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^ Another thing I really liked about the film was how Orson Welles setup a creative, innovated and well scripted plot.
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^ (Film As Text) Australian Screen Education Winter 2003 i33 p125(5) (3001 words) Arthur, Paul "Reviving Orson: or Rosebud, Dead or Alive."
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[37] The symbolic sled 'Rosebud' used in the film was bought for $60,500 by film director Steven Spielberg in 1982, at the time the highest price paid for a piece of film memorabilia.[38] .Spielberg commented, "Rosebud will go over my typewriter to remind me that quality in movies comes first."^ I come here first before seeing any movie.
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^ If you listen to my dad, who is edging in on his 70th birthday, it was a whole different experience seeing this movie for the first time sixty years ago.
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[39][40] .According to Peter Bogdanovich, Welles' reaction to Spielberg's purchase of the sled was "I thought we burned it..."^ UC users only Bogdanovich, Peter "Kane mutiny" [with interview with O. Welles].
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^ UC users only Rosenbaum, Jonathan; Welles, Orson; Bogdanovich, Peter.
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^ Main Stack PR2877.W45 1990 Welles, Orson This is Orson Welles / Orson Welles and Peter Bogdanovich ; Jonathan Rosenbaum; editor.
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[citation needed]
.According to Louis Pizzitola, author of Hearst Over Hollywood, "Rosebud" was a nickname that Orrin Peck, a friend of William Randolph Hearst, gave to his mother, Phoebe Hearst.^ (J. Edgar Hoover; William Randolph Hearst; Orson Welles; Federal Bureau of Investigation) Nation v262, n21 (May 27, 1996):20 (2 pages).
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^ Maybe it's because William Randolph Hearst no longer has a hold on the public imagination, but the movie (and it is a movie; fuck the use of "film" as a movie's snottier cousin) is just not that compelling.
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^ The controversy surrounding its potentially libelous portrayal of William Randolph Hearst further adds to its prestige.
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[41] .It was said that Phoebe was as close, or even closer, to Orrin than she was to her own son, lending a bitter-sweet element to the word's use in a film about a boy being separated from his mother's love.^ Due to the film being in black and white the use of lighting was very important, where as today lighting is not as noticeable because we are distracted by colors.
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^ However that being said I do understand the greatness of this film due to the lighting and camera work for a film directed in the 1940s.
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^ That being said, it certainly would not even make my top one hundred list.
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.In 1989, essayist Gore Vidal cited contemporary rumors that "Rosebud" was a nickname Hearst used for his mistress Marion Davies; a reference to her clitoris,[42][43] a claim repeated as fact in the 1996 documentary The Battle Over Citizen Kane and again in the 1999 dramatic film RKO 281.^ You feel bad for Marion Davies, Hearst's mistress.
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^ Citizen Kane used the mysterious word “Rosebud?
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^ "Rosebud" is actually a reference to the nickname that William Randolf Hearst gave to the genitalia of his mistress Marion Davies.
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.A resultant joke noted, with heavy innuendo, that Hearst and/or Kane died "with 'Rosebud' on his lips."^ However at the very end of the movie she did finally leave him and after that Mr. Kane dies where he utters his last word, "rosebud."
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^ In the film’s opening sequence, Kane’s moustache utters, “Rosebud,” before the man keels over, dying alone in his unfinished mansion, Xanadu.
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^ The dying man (Kane) drops the globe, which smashes on the floor and the man utters one last word, “Rosebud?, before dying alone.
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[1]

Filmmaking innovations

Cinematography

A stern looking man and a woman sit on the right side of a table with documents on the table. A top hat is on the table. An unkempt man stands to the left of the picture. <a name=.In the background a boy can be seen through a window playing in the snow."^ My favorite shot was when Kane was a young boy playing with "Rosebud" through the window while his mother was signing his papers away.
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^ From outside the window can be heard faintly the wild and cheerful cries of the boy, blissfully cavorting in the snow.

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A deep focus shot: everything, including the hat in the foreground and the boy (young Kane) in the distance, is in sharp focus.
.Film scholars and historians view Citizen Kane as Welles' attempt to create a new style of filmmaking by studying various forms of movie making, and combining them all into one.^ I do not agree with the notion that Citizen Kane is the greatest movie of all time.
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^ Citizen Kane - A good movie but not one of the best.
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^ Although Orsen Welles’ film, “Citizen Kane,?
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.The most innovative technical aspect of Citizen Kane is the extended use of deep focus.^ Though it didn’t invent deep focus, low-angle shots, brilliant special effects makeup, overlapping dialogue, flashback storytelling, abrupt cuts, or breathtaking visual effects, Citizen Kane was the first to use these techniques all together in one film.
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^ He argues that careful attention to these three areas suggests new conclusions about the role of sound in the history of deep-focus photography, about the contribution of radio to Citizen Kane, and about the film's place in the history of American cinema.
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^ "Citizen Kane is cited as a great film for its cinematography, symbolism, and message-all things that do not interest most film goes today.
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[44] .In nearly every scene in the film, the foreground, background and everything in between are all in sharp focus.^ In one scene of note, filmed at the newspaper offices, you could only see Kane's legs in the foreground and his best friend Leland in the background, while they went through the whole scene wothout the camera moving.
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This was done by cinematographer Gregg Toland through his experimentation with lenses and lighting. .Specifically, Toland often used telephoto lenses to shoot close-up scenes.^ Today, most directors use several different angles to cut up a scene and make it more interesting.
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^ As the film progresses and the characters are introduced, we often see them in close up, and very frequently from low angles.
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^ Today's movies use cuts often and rarely shoot most scenes for more that a few seconds even.
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.Any time deep focus was impossible — for example in the scene when Kane finishes a bad review of Alexander's opera while at the same time firing the person who started the review — an optical printer was used to make the whole screen appear in focus (visually layering one piece of film onto another).^ Though it didn’t invent deep focus, low-angle shots, brilliant special effects makeup, overlapping dialogue, flashback storytelling, abrupt cuts, or breathtaking visual effects, Citizen Kane was the first to use these techniques all together in one film.
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^ He argues that careful attention to these three areas suggests new conclusions about the role of sound in the history of deep-focus photography, about the contribution of radio to Citizen Kane, and about the film's place in the history of American cinema.
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^ With such films as F for Fake, Welles adopted the mantle of the charlatan in order to meet and neutralize the charge that he was a huckster who pulled off one flashy piece of sleight-of-hand but could never quite make the magic work again.
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.However, some apparently deep-focus shots were the result of in-camera effects, as in the famous example of the scene where Kane breaks into Susan Alexander's room after her suicide attempt.^ Kane bursts into the room.

^ Though it didn’t invent deep focus, low-angle shots, brilliant special effects makeup, overlapping dialogue, flashback storytelling, abrupt cuts, or breathtaking visual effects, Citizen Kane was the first to use these techniques all together in one film.
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^ DISSOLVE: INT. SUSAN'S ROOM - NIGHT - 1910 Closeup of a duck, camera pulls back showing it to be a shadowgraph on the wall, made by Kane, who is now in his shirt sleeves.

.In the background, Kane and another man break into the room, while simultaneously the medicine bottle and a glass with a spoon in it are in closeup in the foreground.^ Kane bursts into the room.

^ The image of Kane as an old man remains constant on the screen as camera pulls back, slowly taking in and registering Projection Room.

^ Kane gives the glass ball a gentle shake and starts another snowstorm.

The shot was an in-camera matte shot. The foreground was shot first, with the background dark. .Then the background was lit, the foreground darkened, the film rewound, and the scene re-shot with the background action.^ In one scene of note, filmed at the newspaper offices, you could only see Kane's legs in the foreground and his best friend Leland in the background, while they went through the whole scene wothout the camera moving.
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^ And for anyone who ever goes woah at the way a scene is edited, or a shot is constructed its a fascinating film.
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^ In the beginning of the film I sensed that the music was more dark and gloomy and that is how some of the scene that was shot seemed.
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.Another unorthodox method used in the film was the way low-angle shots were used to display a point of view facing upwards, thus allowing ceilings to be shown in the background of several scenes.^ Though it didn’t invent deep focus, low-angle shots, brilliant special effects makeup, overlapping dialogue, flashback storytelling, abrupt cuts, or breathtaking visual effects, Citizen Kane was the first to use these techniques all together in one film.
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^ I thought that the film was shot from very interesting angles.
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^ One other things I liked about the way the film was shot was the lack of closeups for some characters, like the reporter.
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[45] .Since movies were primarily filmed on sound stages and not on location during the era of the Hollywood studio system, it was impossible to film at an angle that showed ceilings because the stages had none.^ Citizen Kane is at the top of best movie lists in my opinion because of the attention to detail that is shown by the direction to show each character as vulnerable and real.
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^ As for today’s movie audiences, the emphasis of this film may be completely lost simply because it was made in 1941.
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^ Despite the system : Orson Welles versus the Hollywood studios Chicago, Ill.
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.In some instances, Welles' crew used muslin draped above the set to produce the illusion of a regular room with a ceiling, while the boom microphones were hidden above the cloth and even dug a trench into the floor to allow the low-angle shot to be used in the scene where Kane meets Leland after his election loss.^ Though it didn’t invent deep focus, low-angle shots, brilliant special effects makeup, overlapping dialogue, flashback storytelling, abrupt cuts, or breathtaking visual effects, Citizen Kane was the first to use these techniques all together in one film.
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^ He shot the scene from a corner of the room and just kept it there.
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^ Instead of conversations that we are used to such as one person talking directly to the camera, and then a cut to the other person talking to the camera, Welles preferred to keep everyone in the shot.
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.Toland had approached Welles in 1940 to work on Citizen Kane.^ Citizen Kane is a classic "rags to riches" story of the 1940's, a time in which our country was emerging as a powerhouse both in the military and economically.
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^ This description does no justice to a mister Kane in the 1944 Orson Welles movie Citizen Kane .
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^ Citizen Kane is a movie for someone who doesn't mind having to think deep into themselves as well as the movie to get anything out of it.
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Welles' reputation for experimentation in the theatre appealed to Toland and he found a sympathetic partner to "test and prove several ideas generally being accepted as radical in Hollywood".[5]

Storytelling techniques

.Citizen Kane eschews the traditional linear, chronological narrative and tells Kane's story entirely in flashback using different points of view, many of them from Kane's aged and forgetful associates, the cinematic equivalent of the unreliable narrator in literature.^ I'm not saying "You're dumb if you don't like Citizen Kane," I'm saying I fundamentally disagree with your privileging of emotional engagement and traditional narrative structures over complexity, stylistic innovation and ambiguity.
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^ Despite the fact that I can respect and appreciate its significance in cinematic history, based solely on entertainment value, I hate Citizen Kane .
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^ Citizen Kane may be boring but you cannot refute its impact on the cinematic world.
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[47] .Welles also dispenses with the idea of a single storyteller and uses multiple narrators to recount Kane's life.^ It gives the central idea of the whole movie in a single image, a heartbreaking truth of life that movies almost always ignore.
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^ HEADLINE: "PRESIDENT SHOT" NARRATOR Kane, molder of mass opinion though he was, in all his life was never granted elective office by the voters of his country.

^ As is the accepted procedure in these short subjects, a narrator is used as well as explanatory titles.

The use of multiple narrators was unheard of in Hollywood movies.[47] .Each narrator recounts a different part of Kane's life, with each story partly overlapping.^ HEADLINE: "PRESIDENT SHOT" NARRATOR Kane, molder of mass opinion though he was, in all his life was never granted elective office by the voters of his country.

[48] .The film depicts Kane as an enigma, a complicated man who, in the end, leaves viewers with more questions than answers as to his character, such as the newsreel footage where he is attacked for being both a communist and a fascist.^ This movie depicts the rise and fall of a very powerful man who, in most people's eyes, had it all.
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^ However at the very end of the movie she did finally leave him and after that Mr. Kane dies where he utters his last word, "rosebud."
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^ Your answer to my question is simulataneously less, more and exactly what I anticipated.
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[47] .The technique of using flashbacks had been used in earlier films such as Wuthering Heights in 1939 and The Power and the Glory in 1933 but no film was so immersed in this technique as Citizen Kane.^ Though it didn’t invent deep focus, low-angle shots, brilliant special effects makeup, overlapping dialogue, flashback storytelling, abrupt cuts, or breathtaking visual effects, Citizen Kane was the first to use these techniques all together in one film.
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^ Unless you're an unfortunate film major, or the unfortunate girlfriend of a douchebag, no one is forcing you to watch Citizen Kane.
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^ I think Citizen Kane is at the top of "the best of all time" film lists often because the way it communicates subtleties to the viewer.
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.The use of the reporter Thomson acts as a surrogate for the audience, questioning Kane's associates and piecing together his life.^ It was shot in a way that put us face to face with those who knew Kane the best, almost as if the viewer was in that seat asking the questions instead of the reporter.
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^ While everyone is trying to piece together the life of Charles Foster Kane, his lonely wife Susan does jigsaw puzzles to pass the time in the gigantic mansion they live in.
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^ The audience slowly learns more and more about Charles Kane as the reporters search for the meaning behind his dying word, “rosebud?.
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One of the narrative voices is the News on the March segment.[47] .Its stilted dialogue and portentous voiceover is a parody of The March of Time newsreel series[49] which itself references an earlier newsreel which showed the 85-year old arms czar Sir Basil Zaharoff getting wheeled to his train.^ A decade earlier the Great Depression had occurred and I believe this film can be seen as a great reference point to the harder times in America’s history.
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Welles had earlier provided voiceovers for the March of Time radio show. .Citizen Kane makes extensive use of stock footage to create the newsreel.^ Kane used his money and power to buy love and make others as miserable as possible.
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^ Also, his use of hollowed sets creats echos while Kane speaks in Xanadu.
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^ After "Citizen Kane," the camera techniques and theme used in the movie have been played with and expanded upon by other filmmakers.
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.One of the story-telling techniques used in Citizen Kane was the use of montage to collapse time and space.^ This is not the first time that I have seen Citizen Kane.
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^ I wouldn’t list Citizen Kane as one of “the best of all time?.
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^ The story behind Citizen Kane is one that anyone can understand.
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.Using an episodic sequence on the same set while the characters changed costume and make-up between cuts so that the scene following each cut would look as if it took place in the same location, but at a time long after the previous cut.^ I really appreciated Welles' use of long scenes and cuts.
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^ I enjoyed how he would use a set camera and let a scene play out.
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^ Often times, a scene will stretch the limits of dialogue or emotion before cutting to another scene.
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.In the breakfast montage, Welles chronicles the breakdown of Kane's first marriage in 5 vignettes, which takes 16 years of story time and condenses it into two minutes of screen time.^ This is not the first time that I have seen Citizen Kane.
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^ This was the first time watching Citizen Kane and I liked it.
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^ The first (and only) time I saw this was on the big screen at my local arthouse cinema.
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Special effects

.Welles also pioneered several visual effects in order to cheaply shoot things like crowd scenes and large interior spaces.^ Another thing I really liked about the film was how Orson Welles setup a creative, innovated and well scripted plot.
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^ Welles had a hole cut into the floor for some scenes to make the actors appear extremely tall and show their “large way of life.?
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^ The annual movie awards hand out awards for things like special effects, not for symbolism and the message the movie portrays.
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For example, the scene where the camera in the opera house rises dramatically to the rafters to show the workmen showing a lack of appreciation for the second Mrs. Kane's performance was shot by a camera panning upwards over the performance scene, then a curtain wipe to a miniature of the upper regions of the house, and then another curtain wipe matching it again with the scene of the workmen. .Other scenes effectively employed miniatures to make the film look much more expensive than it truly was, such as various shots of Xanadu.^ In journalism's history, other names are honored more than Charles Foster Kane's, more justly revered.

^ All my film-nerd friends are appalled, just appalled, to hear such sacrilege, but the Greatest Movie Ever needs more than "importance" to earn its title.
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^ You say it so much more eloquently than I, Dustin.
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A loud, full-screen closeup of a typewriter typing a single word ("weak"), magnifies the review for the Chicago Inquirer.[51]

Makeup

.The non-union make up artist Maurice Seiderman created the make-up for the film.^ Welles deviated from the norms of film-making, as he was among the first artists to depict the affluent lifestyle in a negative manner.
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^ They're two totally different types of film making and I personally enjoy the extensive use of cuts to create a captivating and exciting movie.
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[9] .RKO wanted the young Kane to look handsome and dashing, and Seiderman transformed the already-overweight Welles, beginning with his nose, which Welles always disliked.^ In fact, the camera on Kane's face shows the beginning of a startled look, as of one who sees something unfamiliar and unbelievable.

^ KANE (looking around) If everybody's having fun, that's the way I want it.

^ BERNSTEIN Well, the way I look at it - (comes out with it) - You want to know what I really think would be wonderful?

.Welles was as made up as a young man as he was an old man, and could barely move.^ Let me add that I really don't hate Kane ; the only time I watched it, all I could say was "Well, nice" and moved on.
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^ Ev, the thing is that a lot of those old b/w films stand up with no special consideration for when they were made; where does that rank as a factor for judging those films today?
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^ Also although it is an old and black and white movie the acting as well as the story line was exemplary even if they do not meet up to current standards.
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.For the old Kane, Seiberman created a red plastic compound which he applied to Welles, allowing the wrinkles to move naturally.^ Let me add that I really don't hate Kane ; the only time I watched it, all I could say was "Well, nice" and moved on.
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[9] Kane's mustache was made of several hair tufts. .Transforming Welles into the old Kane required six to seven hours, meaning he had to start at two in the morning to begin filming at nine, meaning he held conferences in the make-up chair, and would also work a total of 16 hours a day.^ The jingling of sleigh bells in the musical score now makes an ironic reference to Indian Temple bells - the music freezes - KANE'S OLD OLD VOICE Rosebud...

^ (Orson Welles' original contract prevents colorization of "Citizen Kane") (People Making News) U.S. News & World Report v106, n8 (Feb 27, 1989):16.
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^ Citizen Kane is a movie for someone who doesn't mind having to think deep into themselves as well as the movie to get anything out of it.
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.Even breaking a leg during filming could not stop him from directing around-the-clock, and he quickly returned to acting, using a steel leg bracer.^ He was selfish and although he cared about those around him; that did not stop him from getting what he wanted in life.
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Soundtrack

.Welles brought his experience with sound from radio along to filmmaking, producing a layered and complex soundtrack.^ I think this movie would play well in today's era if produced with modern filmmaking techniques.
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.In one scene, the elderly Kane strikes Susan in a tent on the beach, and the two characters silently glower at each other while a woman at the nearby party can be heard hysterically laughing in the background, her giddiness in grotesque counterpoint to the misery of Susan and Kane.^ The portrayal of Welles’s character, Charles Foster Kane was a fair one.
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^ In one scene of note, filmed at the newspaper offices, you could only see Kane's legs in the foreground and his best friend Leland in the background, while they went through the whole scene wothout the camera moving.
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^ One other things I liked about the way the film was shot was the lack of closeups for some characters, like the reporter.
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Elsewhere, Welles skillfully employed reverberation to create a mood, such as the chilly echo of the monumental Thatcher library, where the reporter is confronted by an intimidating, officious librarian.
.In addition to expanding on the potential of sound as a creator of moods and emotions, Welles pioneered a new aural technique, known as the "lightning-mix". Welles used this technique to link complex montage sequences via a series of related sounds or phrases.^ After "Citizen Kane," the camera techniques and theme used in the movie have been played with and expanded upon by other filmmakers.
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^ And I am already neglecting GHOST. If I create a new name that everyone realizes is me, I might as well just be me.
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^ Welles’s use of camera angles, lighting and shadowing techniques and camera positioning, really added to the overall strength of his movie.
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.In offering a continuous sound track, Welles was able to join what would otherwise be extremely rough cuts together into a smooth narrative.^ Welles had a hole cut into the floor for some scenes to make the actors appear extremely tall and show their “large way of life.?
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.For example, the audience witnesses Kane grow from a child into a young man in just two shots.^ Kane is just stepping into an elegant barouch, drawn up at the curb, in which sits Miss Emily Norton.

^ Its essence is that Kane is just a healthy and happy young man having a wonderful time.

^ DISSOLVE OUT: DISSOLVE IN: INT. RECTOR'S - NIGHT - 1898 Leland, Kane, two young ladies at Rector's.

.As Kane's guardian hands him his sled, Kane begrudgingly wishes him a "Merry Christmas". Suddenly we are taken to a shot of his guardian fifteen years later, only to have the phrase completed for us: "and a Happy New Year". In this case, the continuity of the soundtrack, not the image, is what makes for a seamless narrative structure.^ For his first Christmas with Thatcher, Kane receives a fancy new sled.
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^ (Silent Shot) (1910) Newreel shot of dignitaries on platform, with Kane, alongside of speaker's table, beaming, hand upraised to silence the crowd.

^ Citizen Kane shows us that it really does not matter how much money one has because true love and happiness is not a commodity that can be bought .
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.Welles also carried over techniques from radio not yet popular in the movies (though they would become staples).^ Other than how well Orson Welles directed the movie with it's symbolism, message and cinematography I would say it's a movie that portrays how our society is today and it's horrible.
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^ I found the last scene in Xanadu when they were carrying the puzzle out and the reporter was speaking to be one of the best scenes in the movie.
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^ Both old movies, well ahead of their time, filled with messages that are just as important today as they were in the 1940s.
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.Using a number of voices, each saying a sentence or sometimes merely a fragment of a sentence, and splicing the dialogue together in quick succession, the result gave the impression of a whole town talking — and, equally important, what the town was talking about.^ And the first test begins now: We are going to talk about my second-favorite sport in the whole world, figure skating.
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^ You've been saying yourself you wish you had somebody to - (he is heartsick, inarticulate) That's not what I wanted to talk about.

^ Mother always thought - she used to talk about Grand Opera for me.

.Welles also favored the overlapping of dialogue, considering it more realistic than the stage and movie tradition of characters not stepping on each other's sentences.^ In journalism's history, other names are honored more than Charles Foster Kane's, more justly revered.

^ All my film-nerd friends are appalled, just appalled, to hear such sacrilege, but the Greatest Movie Ever needs more than "importance" to earn its title.
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^ Even still, many recent movies are more concerned with special effects and action than symbolism through cinematography.
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.He also pioneered the technique of putting the audio ahead of the visual in scene transitions (a J-cut); as a scene would come to a close, the audio would transition to the next scene before the visuals did.^ Often times, a scene will stretch the limits of dialogue or emotion before cutting to another scene.
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^ I felt that some scenes, both significant and not, were awkwardly lingered upon during the filming, and certain visual or audio effects were too overdone for their purpose.
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Music

.In common with using personnel he had previously worked with in the Mercury Theatre, Welles recruited his close friend Bernard Herrmann to score Citizen Kane.^ CITIZEN KANE (02:38) MAIN TITLE (Bernard Herrmann) .

^ Aria from Salammbo (04:16) from "Citizen Kane" by Bernard Herrmann and performed by Kiri Te Kanawa,Soprano .

^ Citizen Kane (1941) - Salaambo's Aria (04:11) composed by Bernard Herrmann (Joel McNeely conducts the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, soprano: Janet Watson) .

[53] .Herrmann was a longtime collaborator with Welles, providing music for almost all his radio broadcasts including The Fall of the City (1937) and the War of the Worlds (1938) broadcast.^ I'll provide the people of this city with a daily paper that will tell all the news honestly.

[54] .The film was Herrmann's first motion picture score[53] and would be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Score, but would lose out to his own score for the film All That Money Can Buy.^ First, the film exemplifies that, for some, money simply can't buy happiness.
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^ Let’s look at the winner of the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2006.
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^ I think Citizen Kane is at the top of "the best of all time" film lists often because the way it communicates subtleties to the viewer.
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.Herrmann's score for Citizen Kane was a watershed in film soundtrack composition and proved as influential as any of the film's other innovations, establishing him as an important voice in film soundtrack composition.^ When Citizen Kane was first released the innovations in the filming were plentiful.
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^ SoundtrackCollector: Soundtrack details: Citizen Kane .

^ Unless you're an unfortunate film major, or the unfortunate girlfriend of a douchebag, no one is forcing you to watch Citizen Kane.
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[35][54] The score eschewed the typical Hollywood practice of scoring a film with virtually non-stop music. Instead Herrmann used what he later described as '"radio scoring", musical cues which typically lasted between five and fifteen seconds to bridge the action or suggest a different emotional response.
Herrmann realized that musicians slated to play his music were hired for individual unique sessions; there was no need to write for existing ensembles. This meant that he was free to score for unusual combinations of instruments, even instruments that are not commonly heard. .In the opening sequence, for example, the tour of Kane's estate Xanadu, Herrmann introduces a recurring leitmotiv played by low woodwinds, including a quartet of bass flutes.^ In the film’s opening sequence, Kane’s moustache utters, “Rosebud,” before the man keels over, dying alone in his unfinished mansion, Xanadu.
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^ The opening scene of the movie is a scenic tour of Xanadu, the private estate/monument of Charles Foster Kane.
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^ One example of this is at Xanadu when Kane is sitting in a giant chair talking to his wife who is sitting at the fireplace with a giant jigsaw puzzle.
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[54] .Much of the music used in the newsreel was taken from other sources; examples include the News on the March music which was taken from RKO's music library, Belgian March by Anthony Collins, and accompanies the newsreel titles; and an excerpt from Alfred Newman's score for Gunga Din which is used as the background for the exploration of Xanadu.^ The other thing that struck me while I watched the film was the use of music, especially in the beginning of the film.
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^ Damico, James "News Marches in Place: Kane's Newsreel as a Cutting Critique."
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[54] .In the final sequence of the film, which shows the destruction of Rosebud in the fireplace of Kane’s castle, Welles choreographed the scene while he had Herrmann’s cue playing on the set.^ My favorite shot was when Kane was a young boy playing with "Rosebud" through the window while his mother was signing his papers away.
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^ However at the very end of the movie she did finally leave him and after that Mr. Kane dies where he utters his last word, "rosebud."
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^ I enjoyed how he would use a set camera and let a scene play out.
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.For the operatic sequence which exposed Kane's protege Susan Alexander for the amateur she was, Herrmann composed a quasi-romantic scene, Aria from Salammbô.^ Getty exposed his affair with Susan which led to Mr. Kane divorcing his first wife and marrying Susan.
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^ Conceived for Susan Alexander Kane, half-finished before she divorced him, the still unfinished Xanadu.

^ Citizen Kane (1941) - Salaambo's Aria (04:11) composed by Bernard Herrmann (Joel McNeely conducts the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, soprano: Janet Watson) .

[35] There did exist two treatments of this work by Gustave Flaubert's 1862 novel, including an opera by Ernest Reyer and an incomplete treatment by Modeste Mussorgsky. However, Herrmann made no reference to existing music. .Herrmann put the aria in a key that would force the singer to strain to reach the high notes, culminating in a high D, well outside the range of Susan Alexander.^ What does this note mean, Miss - SUSAN (stiffly) I'm Susan Alexander.

^ Sixteen years after that - two weeks after his divorce from Emily Norton - Kane married Susan Alexander, singer, at the Town Hall in Trenton, New Jersey.

[35][54] Herrmann said he wanted to convey the impression of "a terrified girl floundering in the quicksand of a powerful orchestra".[35] On the soundtrack it was soprano Jean Forward who actually sang the vocal part for actress Dorothy Comingore.[35]
.In 1972 Herrmann said "I was fortunate to start my career with a film like Citizen Kane, it's been a downhill run ever since!"^ In my understanding, Citizen Kane was a film of many firsts.
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^ My thoughts on Citizen Kane .
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^ Kane was a genius like he said.

[54] .Shortly before his death in 1985, Welles told director Henry Jaglom that that the score was fifty per cent responsible for the film’s artistic success.^ It must have been pretty accurate or damning because the his reaction/response to the film, by blackballing both welles and the film.
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^ "The Not Entirely Magnificent 'Ambersons': Orson Welles Bears Responsibility for the Film's Fatal Flaws, Scholar Argues."
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^ "Working with Welles: An Interview with Henry Jaglom."
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[54]
However, Herrmann was vocal in his criticism of Pauline Kael's claim that it was Mankiewicz, not Welles, who made the main thrust of the film, and also her assumptions about the use of music in the film without consulting him:
Pauline Kael has written in .The Citizen Kane Book (1971), that the production wanted to use Massenet’s "Thais" but could not afford the fee.^ After "Citizen Kane," the camera techniques and theme used in the movie have been played with and expanded upon by other filmmakers.
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^ Citizen Kane is the type of movie that could be watched over and over.
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^ "Citizen Kane" also made use of some amazing cinematography.
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"But Miss Kael never wrote or approached me to ask about the music. We could easily have afforded the fee. .The point is that its lovely little strings would not have served the emotional purpose of the film."^ I'm a person who loves the tear jerker films and this one I was just in disgust of how he used his life for very little good.
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^ I think critics would still love it, but the average film-goer would find it boring.
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[56]
.Opera lovers are frequently amused by the parody of vocal coaching that appears in a singing lesson given to Susan Alexander by Signor Matiste.^ NARRATOR For wife two, one-time opera singing Susan Alexander, Kane built Chicago's Municipal Opera House.

^ DISSOLVE: Front page Chicago "Enquirer," with photograph proclaiming that Susan Alexander opens at new Chicago Opera House in "Thais," as in "News Digest."

The character attempts to sing the famous cavatina "Una voce poco fa" from Il barbiere di Siviglia by Gioachino Rossini, but the lesson is interrupted when Alexander sings a high note flat.
.An uncredited Nat King Cole is believed to provide the music in two key scenes in the film.^ The only believable characters in the movie were his two wives, who had very few scenes when you consider the extent the termination of the relationships influenced Kane.
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^ In the beginning of the film I sensed that the music was more dark and gloomy and that is how some of the scene that was shot seemed.
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.He can be heard playing piano, but not singing, "This Can't Be Love" (actually sung by Alton Redd),[57] in the scene where Susan fights with Kane.^ When that doesn’t work all he does is try to keep Susan with him by spending money on her, not by actually loving and caring for her.
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^ KANE (points to the piano) Would you sing for me?

^ During all this, on the soundtrack, Susan's voice is heard singing her aria very faintly and far away, her voice cracking a little.

[58] .Welles heard him playing at a bar and created the scene around the song.^ It shows how wartime politics; corporate power plays at the studio, RKO; and racism converged to undermine Welles and give him a reputation as an unreliable director."
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^ I think of the scene where he is playing with his sled while his mother is bartering him away.
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.Later he can be heard playing in the scene where Thompson questions a down-at-heel Susan in the nightclub she works; however, Bernard Herrmann denied any knowledge of this to musicologist David Meeker.^ Camera as before, moves through the lights of the sign and down on the skylight, through which is seen Susan at her regular table, Thompson seated across from her.

^ SUSAN (so insistently as to make Thompson change his mind and stand up again) Who told you you could sit down here?

[57]

Reception

Night time view of a busy city street. Crowds gather on the sidewalk outside a cinema. A black limousine is parked outside the cinema. <a name=.The entrance to the cinema has a pair of neon signs which reads "Orson Welles Citizen Kane".^ Orson Welles's citizen Kane : a casebook Edited by James Naremore.
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^ (Orson Welles' original contract prevents colorization of "Citizen Kane") (People Making News) U.S. News & World Report v106, n8 (Feb 27, 1989):16.
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^ This description does no justice to a mister Kane in the 1944 Orson Welles movie Citizen Kane .
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NY City premiere, May 1, 1941

Release and contemporary responses

.Citizen Kane was supposed to open at Radio City Music Hall but did not because Parsons told Nelson Rockefeller that if the film was screened, Hearst's American Weekly magazine would run a negative article about his grandfather.^ When I read the syllabus and noted that we would be screening “Citizen Kane?
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^ In the film Citizen Kane, it became evident that the American Dream was “hollow?
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^ The film Citizen Kane is critical of American culture.
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[59] Other exhibitors feared retaliation and refused to handle the film. .Schaefer lined up a few theaters but Welles grew impatient and threatened RKO with a lawsuit.^ Also although it is an old and black and white movie the acting as well as the story line was exemplary even if they do not meet up to current standards.
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Hearst papers refused to accept advertising for the film. .Kane opened at the RKO Palace on Broadway in New York on May 1, 1941, in Chicago on May 6, and in Los Angeles on May 8.[59] Kane did well in cities and larger towns but fared poorly in more remote areas.^ However, I did enjoy the film's style and how the audience learns more about Charles Foster Kane.
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^ It suggests that a new American Dream would be to have a good fun childhood then go on to have a good life which Kane did not have.
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^ New executives at RKO studios, influenced by a campaign by RKO publicists to destroy Welles's reputation, refused to finance the end of the film.
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RKO still had problems getting exhibitors to show the film. .For example, one chain controlling more than 500 theaters got Welles' film as part of a package but refused to play it, reportedly out of fear of Hearst.^ All my film-nerd friends are appalled, just appalled, to hear such sacrilege, but the Greatest Movie Ever needs more than "importance" to earn its title.
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^ I was well aware that it is often considered to be one of the best films of all time, and for that reason I had always been curious to watch it and see what all the fuss was about.
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^ THATCHER (angrily) They're all part of your general attack - your senseless attack - on everything and everybody who's got more than ten cents in his pocket.

[60] The film lost $150,000 during its initial run.[12]
.The reviews for the film were overwhelmingly positive, although some reviewers were challenged by Welles' break with Hollywood traditions.^ Although Orsen Welles’ film, “Citizen Kane,?
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^ Although this film was not the most entertaining movie I’ve ever viewed I believe that it does convey a message that is still appealing and holds some resonance with audiences today.
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^ Second the vote to review some classic films here, too.
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[61] Kate Cameron, in her review for the New York Daily-News, said that Kane was "one of the most interesting and technically superior films that has ever come out of a Hollywood studio".[62] In his review for the New World Telegram, William Boehnel said that the film was "staggering and belongs at once among the greatest screen achievements".[63] The New York Times found it "close to being the most sensational film ever made in Hollywood".[12] Otis Ferguson, in his review for The New Republic, said that Kane was "the boldest free-hand stroke in major screen production since Griffith and Bitzer were running wild to unshackle the camera".[64] John O'Hara, in Newsweek, called it "the best picture he'd ever seen"[65] and Bosley Crowther writing in The New York Times wrote that "it comes close to being the most sensational film ever made in Hollywood".[65] A negative review came from James Agate of Tatler, who remarked "I thought the photography quite good, although nothing to write to Moscow about, the acting middling and the whole thing a little dull."[12]
.In a 1941 review, Jorge Luis Borges called Citizen Kane a "metaphysical detective story," in that "...^ Citizen Kane is a classic "rags to riches" story of the 1940's, a time in which our country was emerging as a powerhouse both in the military and economically.
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^ Final Fantasy may have received bad reviews, I loved it and it's 10x the movie Citizen Kane is.
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^ I disagree that nobody would care, because like Romeo & Juliet is for hopeless romantics, Citizen Kane is for anyone with the so-called American dream.
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[its] subject .(both psychological and allegorical) is the investigation of a man's inner self, through the works he has wrought, the words he has spoken, the many lives he has ruined..."^ The concept of releasing details to the viewer through detective work after the man's death in order to understand what his dying words meant was a clever way of progressing the plot and telling Kane's story.
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^ SPEAKER (fading in on soundtrack) - till the words "Charles Foster Kane" are a menace to every working man in this land.

.Borges noted that "Overwhelmingly, endlessly, Orson Welles shows fragments of the life of the man, Charles Foster Kane, and invites us to combine them and reconstruct him."^ The portrayal of Welles’s character, Charles Foster Kane was a fair one.
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^ News Reel of the Life of Charles Foster Kane (03:26) .

^ Charles Foster Kane was a man who got everything he wanted, and then lost it.

.As well, "Forms of multiplicity and incongruity abound in the film: the first scenes record the treasures amassed by Kane; in one of the last, a poor woman, luxuriant and suffering, plays with an enormous jigsaw puzzle on the floor of a palace that is also a museum."^ Like at the beginning of the film when the scene was first focused on Kane’s mansion.
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^ Susan is on the floor before her jigsaw puzzle.

^ Unless you're an unfortunate film major, or the unfortunate girlfriend of a douchebag, no one is forcing you to watch Citizen Kane.
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Borges points out, "At the end we realize that the fragments are not governed by a secret unity: the detested Charles Foster Kane is a simulacrum, a chaos of appearances."[66]

Awards

14th Academy Awards (Oscars) – 1941
.Citizen Kane, with 9 nominations, was the 16th film to get more than six Academy Awards nominations.^ I think Citizen Kane is more educational than anything.
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^ Unless you're an unfortunate film major, or the unfortunate girlfriend of a douchebag, no one is forcing you to watch Citizen Kane.
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^ I think Citizen Kane is at the top of "the best of all time" film lists often because the way it communicates subtleties to the viewer.
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[67][68] It was nominated for:
.It was widely thought the film would win most of the awards it was nominated for but it only won the Best Writing (Original Screenplay) Oscar.^ The serving woman in Gone with the Wind , Mammy, also won an Oscar for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.
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^ UC users only "The essay traces the evolution of "Touch of Evil" through its four major stages: an original novel by Robert Wade and William Miller, a screenplay by Paul Monash, a screenplay by Orson Welles, and the film itself.
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[60]
.Film editor Robert Wise recalled each time Citizen Kane's name was called out as a nominee, the crowd booed.^ Unless you're an unfortunate film major, or the unfortunate girlfriend of a douchebag, no one is forcing you to watch Citizen Kane.
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^ I have never understood why Kane always has to be rated the absolute best film of all time.
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^ I'm by no stretch of the word a movie snob; I am a film major but I do enjoy me some 'robots go boom' movies, too, in addition to classics like Citizen Kane.
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[69][70] .Most of Hollywood did not want the film to see the light of day, considering the threats that William Randolph Hearst had made if it did.^ I was well aware that it is often considered to be one of the best films of all time, and for that reason I had always been curious to watch it and see what all the fuss was about.
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^ While the majority of us wouldn't put this movie in the top 5 list we just made, I believe most of us at least appreciate the differences between Citizen Kane and the dumb humor and redundant action movies that Hollywood wants us to watch.
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^ (J. Edgar Hoover; William Randolph Hearst; Orson Welles; Federal Bureau of Investigation) Nation v262, n21 (May 27, 1996):20 (2 pages).
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.According to Variety, block voting against Welles by screen extras denied him Best Picture and Actor awards.^ In his struggle to find the best way to put Shakespeare on screen, however, Welles never quite made the transition from bohemian art house to suburban mall house."
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^ Let’s look at the winner of the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2006.
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^ I thought Orson Welles was a good actor and that he made a pretty solid movie but—the best movie of all time?
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[71] British film critic Barry Norman attributed this to Hearst's wrath.[9]
.In December 2007, Welles' Oscar for best original screenplay came up for auction at Sotheby's in New York, but failed to reach its estimate of $800,000 to $1.2 million.^ KANE (leaning out of the hansom cab) Well, you've been getting a pretty low salary here in New York.

[72] The Oscar, which was believed to have been lost by Welles, was rediscovered in 1994 and is owned by the Dax Foundation, a Los Angeles based charity.[72] At the same sale Welles' personal copy of the last revised draft of Citizen Kane before the shooting script did sell for $97,000.[72]
Other awards
The National Board of Review gave 1941 "Best Acting" awards to Orson Welles and George Coulouris, and the film itself "Best Picture." That same year, the New York Times named it one of the Ten Best Films of the year, and the New York Film Critics Circle Award for "Best Picture" also went to Citizen Kane.[73]

Hearst's response

.Hearing about the film enraged Hearst so much that he banned any advertising, reviewing or mentioning of it in his papers, and had his journalists slander Welles.^ I was well aware that it is often considered to be one of the best films of all time, and for that reason I had always been curious to watch it and see what all the fuss was about.
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^ Another thing I really liked about the film was how Orson Welles setup a creative, innovated and well scripted plot.
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^ But, to me, movies are about stories, and to be considered the Greatest Film of All Time , the substance of the film should hold up as well as the style.
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.Following lobbying from Hearst, the head of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Louis B Mayer, acting on behalf of the whole film industry made an offer to RKO Pictures of $805,000 to destroy all prints of the film and burn the negative.^ Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (00:12) Fanfares for Motion Pictures .

^ The second time was at the end of a film class and I kind of like it, if only because I was made aware of all the stuff Orson Welles puts in there.
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^ I agree with the following statement “Citizen Kane is cited as a great film for its cinematography, symbolism, and message, all things that do not interest most film goers today.
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[65] .Welles used Hearst's opposition to Citizen Kane as a pretext for previewing the movie in several opinion-making screenings in Los Angeles, lobbying for its artistic worth against the hostile campaign that Hearst was waging.^ I enjoyed the movie, Citizen Kane .
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^ Citizen Kane and Welles, its director, are identified not as distant patriarchal icons of a vanished system but as representative of vibrant artistic struggles against crusty conventions of style and narration to which younger filmmakers immediately relate and from which they draw creative empowerment.
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^ Citizen Kane is at the top of best movie lists in my opinion because of the attention to detail that is shown by the direction to show each character as vulnerable and real.
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[65]
.When George Schaefer of RKO rejected Hearst's offer to suppress the film, Hearst banned every newspaper and station in his media conglomerate from reviewing — or even mentioning — the movie.^ Maybe it's because William Randolph Hearst no longer has a hold on the public imagination, but the movie (and it is a movie; fuck the use of "film" as a movie's snottier cousin) is just not that compelling.
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^ I've only been reading film reviews on Pajiba for a few months now and have absolutely loved every single one.
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.He also had many movie theaters ban it, and many did not show it through fear of being socially exposed by his massive newspaper empire.^ Even still, many recent movies are more concerned with special effects and action than symbolism through cinematography.
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^ The theme of the movie of wanting happiness over money and power is a very common theme in many other movies and television shows today, so to say that it is not relevant is not true.
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^ Fine, it's not many people's cup of tea plot-wise, but the movie did so, so much cinematically and technologically with so, so little (compared to today).
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[74] .The documentary The Battle Over Citizen Kane lays the blame for Citizen Kane's relative failure squarely at the feet of Hearst.^ Never have seen Citizen Kane, however, I do know plenty about W.R. Hearst.
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^ Last year I did a research project on William Randolph Hearst, and part of the project included Citizen Kane and its connection to Hearst.
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^ Citizen Kane takes us through the life of one man; his accomplishments and failures, marriages and divorces.
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.Even though it did decent business at the box-office and went on to be the sixth highest grossing film in its year of release, this fell short of its creators' expectations, but was still acceptable to its backers.^ Although the movie was created years ago, it reflects on issues still relative to modern society.
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^ True, this film would not be the most intriguing at first glance, or be the top seller at the box office, but the symbols and messages in Citizen Kane are still well applicable in today’s society, and I think everyone who watched it today would be appreciative.
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^ Most films today seem to follow a prescribed outline in order to become box office hits with the occasional indie film...an even those have their own set of rules.
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.In The Chief: The Life of William Randolph Hearst, David Nasaw points out that Hearst's actions were not the only reason Kane failed, however: the innovations Welles made with narrative, as well as the dark message at the heart of the film (that the pursuit of success is ultimately futile) meant that a popular audience could not appreciate its merits (Nasaw, 572-573).^ Kane was cleary meant for a 1940's audience that knew Hearst and his history.
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^ After a 1949 tip about Welles's involvement with Italian Communists failed to yield any significant disclosures, however, Hoover canceled his security index card."
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^ UC users only On the "Power Baby," the central figure of desire and contradiction, notably manifested in "Kane" and "Ambersons", but also apparent in many other Welles films Johnson, William "Orson Welles: Of Time and Loss."
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.Although it is often said that Hearst was upset because the film was about him, one alternative theory is that Hearst was more upset about the portrayal of Marion Davies (as singer Susan Alexander) than himself in the film.^ I think the reason why I didn't enjoy the film that much is because I am use to watching more modern films, from my generation per say.
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^ I think Citizen Kane is at the top of "the best of all time" film lists often because the way it communicates subtleties to the viewer.
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^ To answer the question about the fairness of Kane’s portrayal, I think that his character is not portrayed fairly because we never see who Kane really is.
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.Welles and Hearst were both very similar in that they both were ambitious, willing to bend the rules, and do whatever it took to shock and be the best.^ I have enjoyed this film for years and the would say that it is very well done, however the content of the film left me feeling a bit let down so I would say that this is not in my top best films ever.
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^ Both old movies, well ahead of their time, filled with messages that are just as important today as they were in the 1940s.
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^ In the brief encounter that was seen between Charles and his parents, it was quite obvious that he was very loved and that his parents were making choices about Charles’ future that were what they thought to be in his best interest.
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The feud became so big that it destroyed both men's careers.[74]
.In a pair of Arena documentaries about Welles' career produced and broadcast domestically by the BBC in 1982, Welles claimed that during opening week, a policeman approached him one night and told him: "Do not go to your hotel room tonight; Hearst has set up an undressed, underage girl to leap into your arms when you enter and a photographer to take pictures of you.^ MRS. KANE Mr. Thatcher is going to take you on a trip with him tonight, Charles.

^ This is one thing you're not going to have your own way about.

^ Not that I care about him.

.Hearst is planning to publish it in all of his papers". Welles thanked the man and stayed out all night.^ But he never told me so until after it all came out in the papers about us - and he lost the election and that Norton woman divorced him.

^ As to all publishers, it sometimes must - to Bennett, to Munsey and Hearst it did - a paper closes!

^ If I'm gonna read another one of those "THANK YOU DUSTIN, YOU'RE MY MAN/HERO/TWIN, ETC" comments, I'm gonna blow my brains out.
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However, it is not confirmed whether this was true. .Welles also described how he accidentally bumped into Hearst in an elevator at the Fairmont Hotel when Kane was opening in San Francisco.^ Kane opens the door and goes into the office, closing the door behind him.

^ I'd have brought him along with me, but you were so anxious to keep everything secret - He stops as he realizes that Mrs. Kane has paid no attention to him and, having opened the door, is already well into the hall that leads to the side door of the house.

^ It is announced that Susan will open an independent season in San Francisco in "Thais."

.Welles' father had been friends with Hearst, so Welles tried to comfortably ask if Hearst would see the film.^ I like CK's technical tricks, because Welles was a mad genius of sorts who threw a lot of stuff at the wall to see what would stick.
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Hearst ignored him. ."As he was getting off at his floor, I said 'Charles Foster Kane would have accepted.'^ What did Charles Foster Kane represent?
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^ Charles Foster Kane is a scoundrel.
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^ It was a fair representation of Charles Foster Kane.
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No reply," recalled the director. ."And Kane would have you know.^ KANE If you would come here a moment, please, Mr. Bernstein?

^ If you were to show Citizen Kane to people in my generation or any in the future would enjoy this movie.
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^ RAYMOND Mrs. Kane would like to see you, Mr. Kane.

That was his style."[12] He also acknowledged the character of Susan was a "dirty trick" on Davies.
.Although Hearst's efforts to suppress it damaged the film's success, they backfired in the long run, since almost every reference to Hearst's life and career made today typically includes a reference to the film's parallel to it.^ As for today’s movie audiences, the emphasis of this film may be completely lost simply because it was made in 1941.
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^ I think that a lot of today's films goers would care about the message of Citizen Kane because the issues presented are still relevant.
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^ So, i don't think people today would enjoy the film as much because they are so used to the films that has more impact.
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The irony of Hearst's efforts is that the film is now inexorably connected to him. .This connection was reinforced by the publication in 1961 of W. A. Swanberg's extensive biography titled Citizen Hearst.^ Last year I did a research project on William Randolph Hearst, and part of the project included Citizen Kane and its connection to Hearst.
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Subsequent re-evaluation and recognition

By 1942 Citizen Kane had run its course theatrically and apart from a few showings at big city arthouse cinemas it largely vanished from America until 1956. In that period Kane's and Welles reputation fell amongst American critics, in 1949 critic Richard Griffith in his overview of cinema, The Film Till Now dismissed Kane as "tinpot if not crackpot Freud".
.Due to the Second World War, Citizen Kane was little seen in Europe.^ This is not the first time that I have seen Citizen Kane.
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^ I had never seen Citizen Kane before.
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^ While I had not seen Citizen Kane before, I had a lot of presumptions already made about the movie.
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It wasn't until 1946 that it was shown in France, where it gained considerable acclaim, particularly from film critics such as André Bazin and from Cahiers du cinema writers, including future film directors Francois Truffaut and Jean-Luc Goddard. .In his 1950 essay "The Evolution of Cinema", Bazin placed Citizen Kane centre stage as a work which ushered in a new period in cinema.^ Even though Citizen Kane was made in the 1940s, the theme and the camera work of the movie was phenomenal.
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^ While I would not go so far as to say that Citizen Kane is one of my favorite movies of all time, I can appreciate what it brought to American cinema during the 1940’s.
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^ After watching Citizen Kane, I can understand why it is so commonly placed in poll-takers' top movie lists.
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.In the United States, it was neglected and forgotten until its revival on television in the mid-1950s.^ The public domain version of Mr. Arkadin currently circulating on video and shown on television in the United States is largely a clumsy truncation of Confidential Report.
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Three key events in 1956 led to its re-evaluation in the United States. .RKO were one of the first studios to sell their library to television and early that year Citizen Kane started to appear on television.^ This is not the first time that I have seen Citizen Kane.
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^ This was the first time watching Citizen Kane and I liked it.
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^ Citizen Kane shows us that it really does not matter how much money one has because true love and happiness is not a commodity that can be bought .
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.Around the same time the film was rereleased theatrically to coincide with Welles return to the New York stage where he played King Lear.^ The new version is the result of the meticulous work of an editor of genius, following suggestions left by Welles to the technicians at Universal Studios after he had seen the studios' version of his film.
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^ He also undertook ambitious plans for films based on Shylock and King Lear, but neither project was realized.
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^ A restored version of the film was shown in December 1993 at the New York Film Festival."
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.That year American film critic Andrew Sarris wrote "Citizen Kane: The American Baroque" for Film Culture and described it as "the great American film",[76] further enhancing the films status.^ He argues that careful attention to these three areas suggests new conclusions about the role of sound in the history of deep-focus photography, about the contribution of radio to Citizen Kane, and about the film's place in the history of American cinema.
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^ In: Great film directors : a critical anthology / edited by Leo Braudy and Morris Dickstein New York : Oxford University Press, 1978 Main Stack PN1998.A2.G74 "Kane Steals Ted's Crayons."
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^ "In the films that followed his masterpiece, Citizen Kane, Orson Welles seemed to make the RKO slogan "showmanship in place of genius" his own.
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.During the Expo 58, a poll of over a hundred film historians named The Battleship Potemkin the greatest film ever made), while Kane was part of the top ten.^ A father has a right to - THATCHER (annoyed) Mr. Kane, the certificates that Mr. Graves left here are made out to Mrs. Kane, in her name.

When a group of young film directors cast their vote for their top six, they were booed at the announcement for not including the film.[12] .In the decades since, its critical status as one of the the greatest films ever made has grown with numerous essays and books on it including influential books like Peter Cowie's The Cinema of Orson Welles, Ronald Gottesman's Focus on Citizen Kane, a collection of significant reviews and background pieces, and most notably Kael's essay, "Raising Kane", which promoted the value of the film to a much wider audience than it had reached before.^ Although Orsen Welles’ film, “Citizen Kane,?
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^ I had never seen Citizen Kane before.
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^ Orson Welles as a filmmaker received a lot of criticism for some of his movies, including this one.
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[77] .Despite its criticism of Welles it further popularised the notion of Citizen Kane as the great American film.^ Although Orsen Welles’ film, “Citizen Kane,?
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^ In the film Citizen Kane, it became evident that the American Dream was “hollow?
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^ The film Citizen Kane is critical of American culture.
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The rise of art house and film society circuits also aided in the film's rediscovery.[78]
.The British magazine Sight & Sound has produced a Top Ten list surveying film critics every decade since 1952 and is regarded as one of the most respected barometers of critical taste.^ I think Citizen Kane is at the top of "the best of all time" film lists often because the way it communicates subtleties to the viewer.
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^ That being said, it certainly would not even make my top one hundred list.
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^ Citizen Kane is at the top of "the best of all time" film list because it captivates people.
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[79] .Citizen Kane was a runner up to the top 10 in its 1952 poll but was voted as the greatest film ever made in its 1962 poll and[80] it has retained the top spot in every subsequent poll.^ Citizen Kane Write-up .
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^ Citizen Kane is frequently on “Top?
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^ One author summed it up when he or she said “Citizen Kane is cited as a great film for its cinematography, symbolism and message-all things that do not interest most film-goers today.
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.The film has also ranked number one in the following film "best of" lists: Editorial Jaguar, FIAF Centenary List, France Critics Top 10, Cahiers du cinéma 100 films pour une cinémathèque idéale,[81] Kinovedcheskie Russia Top 10, Romanian Critics Top 10, Time Out Magazine Greatest Films, and Village Voice 100 Greatest Films.^ I wouldn’t list Citizen Kane as one of “the best of all time?.
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^ This is why this film is considered one of the greatest films of all time!!
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^ I think Citizen Kane is at the top of "the best of all time" film lists often because the way it communicates subtleties to the viewer.
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.Roger Ebert called Citizen Kane the greatest movie ever made.^ I do not agree with the notion that Citizen Kane is the greatest movie of all time.
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^ I enjoyed the movie, Citizen Kane .
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^ Citizen Kane is at the top of best movie lists in my opinion because of the attention to detail that is shown by the direction to show each character as vulnerable and real.
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.In 1989, the United States Library of Congress deemed the film "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" and selected it for preservation in the National Film Registry.^ Since the time the United States first became an independent nation, the ideal of the American dream has transcended every generation from the Pilgrims to present day.
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^ Country United States Format CD Release Date 1991 UPN 0-7863-52792-2-1 National Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Charles Gerhardt.

^ Country United States Format CD Release Date 1989 UPN 0-7863-50707-2-9 The National Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Charles Gerhardt.

Criticism

.Despite its status, Citizen Kane is not entirely without its critics.^ It's easy to see why Citizen Kane triumphs so heavily in the critical realm of film.
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^ The film Citizen Kane is critical of American culture.
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^ Citizen Kane has been the consensus number one in critical circles for decades.
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.Boston University film scholar Ray Carney, although noting its technical achievements, criticized what he saw as the film's lack of emotional depth, shallow characterization and empty metaphors.^ In: Great film directors : a critical anthology / edited by Leo Braudy and Morris Dickstein New York : Oxford University Press, 1978 Braudy, Leo.
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^ In: Placing movies : the practice of film criticism Berkeley : University of California Press, c1995.
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.Listing it among the most overrated works within the film community, he accused the film of being "an all-American triumph of style over substance...^ Wasn’t the working title of this film American ?
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^ I think Citizen Kane is at the top of "the best of all time" film lists often because the way it communicates subtleties to the viewer.
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^ "Citizen Kane is cited as a great film for its cinematography, symbolism, and message-all things that do not interest most film goes today.
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indistinguishable from the opera production within it: attempting to conceal the banality of its performances by wrapping them in a thousand layers of acoustic and visual processing". .Of its director, he went on to state, "Welles is Kane — in a sense he couldn't have intended — substituting razzle-dazzle for truth and hoping no one notices the sleight of hand". He also criticized critics and scholars for allowing themselves to be pandered to, stating "critics obviously enjoy being told what to think or they'd never sit still for the hammy acting, cartoon characterizations, tendentious photography, editorializing blockings, and absurdly grandiose (and annoyingly insistent) metaphors....When will film studies grow up?^ He entertained his readers, but he never told them the truth.

^ With such films as F for Fake, Welles adopted the mantle of the charlatan in order to meet and neutralize the charge that he was a huckster who pulled off one flashy piece of sleight-of-hand but could never quite make the magic work again.
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^ One author summed it up when he or she said “Citizen Kane is cited as a great film for its cinematography, symbolism and message-all things that do not interest most film-goers today.
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Even Jedediah Leland, the opera reviewer in the film, knew better than to be taken in by Salammbo's empty reverberations."[83] The Swedish director Ingmar Bergman once stated his dislike for the movie, calling it "a total bore" and claiming that the "performances are worthless". He went on to call Orson Welles an "infinitely overrated filmmaker".
Similarly, James Agate wrote, "I thought the photography quite good, but nothing to write to Moscow about, the acting middling, and the whole thing a little dull...Mr. .Welles's high-brow direction is of that super-clever order which prevents you from seeing what that which is being directed is all about."^ I was well aware that it is often considered to be one of the best films of all time, and for that reason I had always been curious to watch it and see what all the fuss was about.
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^ First of all, as to Citizen Kane being considered the greatest movie of all time, I would have to disagree, although I do think that it was an amazing movie about what is important in life.
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^ JnS1973 November 6, 2009 11:21 AM SOJ..do you see all the people attracted to our Oasis here?
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Prints

.The original camera negative of Citizen Kane was destroyed in a New Jersey film laboratory fire in the 1970s.^ I think Citizen Kane is at the top of "the best of all time" film lists often because the way it communicates subtleties to the viewer.
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^ "Citizen Kane is cited as a great film for its cinematography, symbolism, and message-all things that do not interest most film goes today.
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^ After "Citizen Kane," the camera techniques and theme used in the movie have been played with and expanded upon by other filmmakers.
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Subsequent prints were ultimately derived from a nitrate fine grain positive made in the 1940s.[85]
.Modern techniques were used to produce a pristine print for a 50th Anniversary theatrical revival reissue in 1991 (released by Paramount Pictures).^ I think this movie would play well in today's era if produced with modern filmmaking techniques.
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The 2003 British DVD edition is taken from an interpositive held by the British Film Institute. The current US DVD version (released by Warner Home Video) is taken from another digital restoration, supervised by Turner's company..May 2009" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] The transfer to Region 1 DVD has been criticized by some film experts for being too bright.^ Due to the film being in black and white the use of lighting was very important, where as today lighting is not as noticeable because we are distracted by colors.
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.Also, in the scene in Bernstein's office (chapter 10), rain falling outside the window has been digitally erased, probably because it was thought to be excessive film grain.^ The first scene of the film I thought was very interesting.
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^ The Chronicle office has a plateglass window in which is reflected traffic moving up and down the street, also the figures of Kane, Leland and Bernstein, who are munching peanuts.

^ EXT. STREET OUTSIDE ENQUIRER BUILDING - DAY - 1900 High angle downward - what Bernstein and Miss Townsend see from the window.

These alterations are not present in the UK Region 2, which is also considered to be more accurate in terms of contrast and brightness.
.In 2003, Orson Welles' daughter Beatrice sued Turner Entertainment and RKO Pictures, claimed that the Welles estate is the legal copyright holder of the film.^ Another thing I really liked about the film was how Orson Welles setup a creative, innovated and well scripted plot.
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^ Orson Welles was only 24 when he made this film and I believe this is another reason for why Citizen Kane gets the praise that it does.
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^ The technical aspects of the film were also beautifully mastered by a very young Orson Welles.
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.Her attorney said that Orson Welles had left RKO with an exit deal terminating his contracts with the studio, meaning that Welles still had an interest in the film and his previous contract giving the studio the copyright of the film was null and void.^ Another thing I really liked about the film was how Orson Welles setup a creative, innovated and well scripted plot.
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^ I have enjoyed this film for years and the would say that it is very well done, however the content of the film left me feeling a bit let down so I would say that this is not in my top best films ever.
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^ Orson Welles was only 24 when he made this film and I believe this is another reason for why Citizen Kane gets the praise that it does.
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.Beatrice Welles also claimed that, if the courts did not uphold her claim of copyright, RKO nevertheless owed the estate 20% of the profits, from a previous contract which has not been lived up to.^ Overall, I feel the movie is worth watching; however, I was disappointed that it did not live up to its hype.
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^ Kane) I've had a dozen men doing nothing but run this thing down - we've got evidence enough to - well, the evidence would stand up in any court of law.

On May 30, 2007, the appeals panel agreed that Beatrice Welles could proceed with the lawsuit against Turner Entertainment; the opinion partially overturns the 2004 decision by a lower court judge who had found in favor of Turner Entertainment on the issue of video rights.[86]
In the 1980s, this film became the catalyst in the controversy over the colorization of black and white films. When Ted Turner told members of the press that he was considering colorizing Citizen Kane, his comments led to an immediate public outcry. .About two weeks before his death, and almost a year before Turner acquired the rights to the MGM catalog, Welles had asked filmaker Henry Jaglom, "Please do this for me.^ Before I saw this movie on Wednesday evening in class I had only hear one or two things about the movie from friends.
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^ Sixteen years after that - two weeks after his divorce from Emily Norton - Kane married Susan Alexander, singer, at the Town Hall in Trenton, New Jersey.

.Don't let Ted Turner deface my movie with his crayons."^ I don’t think that this could ever make it on my top five movie list since I almost fell asleep.
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[87] The uproar was for nothing, as Turner could not have colorized the film had he wanted to. Welles' original contract prevented any alteration to the film without his, and eventually his estate's, express consent.[88] Turner later claimed that this was a joke intended to needle colorization critics, and that he had never had any intention of colorizing the film.

Legacy

.Despite the critical success of Citizen Kane it nevertheless marked a decline in Welles' fortune.^ This description does no justice to a mister Kane in the 1944 Orson Welles movie Citizen Kane .
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^ Citizen Kane is a movie for someone who doesn't mind having to think deep into themselves as well as the movie to get anything out of it.
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^ Orsen Welles, in my opinion, is underrated by the general public for his cinematic efforts in Citizen Kane.
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.In the book Whatever Happened to Orson Welles?, Joseph McBride argues that the problems in making Citizen Kane caused lasting damage to his career.^ This description does no justice to a mister Kane in the 1944 Orson Welles movie Citizen Kane .
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^ I disagree that nobody would care, because like Romeo & Juliet is for hopeless romantics, Citizen Kane is for anyone with the so-called American dream.
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^ Orsen Welles, in my opinion, is underrated by the general public for his cinematic efforts in Citizen Kane.
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.Starting with RKO violating their contract with him by taking his next film The Magnificent Ambersons away from him and adding a happy ending against his will.^ When watching the film I did notice the same scowl on his aging face from the beginning to the end of the plot as if he has been trying to get at everyone that has helped him succeed.
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^ Despite all of Kane's success, in the end of the film he dies unhappy and alone, thus reinforcing the belief that money cannot but happiness.
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^ Not to take away from the narrative, because it does play a role in making it a true American tragedy, I just feel these other attributes make it the great film that it is.
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[12] .Hollywood's treatment of Welles and his work ultimately lead to his self imposed exile in Europe for much of the rest of his career where he found a more sympathetic audience.^ This obsessive behavior leads him to care more about his business than his wife, more about his popularity than his family.
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^ Now people are much more interested in special effects and violence, so I agree with the quote that now a days people really wouldn't care.
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^ Once I got into an analytical mindset, I found the film much more interesting.
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.The documentary The Battle Over Citizen Kane points out the great irony that Welles's own life story resembled that of Kane far more than Hearst's: an overreaching wunderkind who ended up mournful and lonely in his old age.^ Citizen Kane Write-up .
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^ I think Citizen Kane is more educational than anything.
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^ One author summed it up when he or she said “Citizen Kane is cited as a great film for its cinematography, symbolism and message-all things that do not interest most film-goers today.
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.Citizen Kane's editor Robert Wise summarized: "Well, I thought often afterwards, only in recent years when I saw the film again two or three years ago when they had the fiftieth anniversary, and I suddenly thought to myself, well, Orson was doing an autobiographical film and didn't realize it, because it's rather much the same, you know.^ Jordan's thought on Citizen Kane .
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^ I thought the film Citizen Kane was enjoyable and a very good story.
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^ Melissa Colbert's thoughts on Citizen Kane .
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You start here, and you have a big rise and tremendous prominence and fame and success and whatnot, and then tail off and tail off and tail off. And at least the arc of the two lives were very much the same..."[1]
.Peter Bogdanovich, who was friends with Welles in his later years, disagreed with this on his own commentary on the Citizen Kane DVD, saying that Kane was nothing like Welles.^ Kane says nothing.

^ KANE Who am I? Well, let's see.

^ This was the first time watching Citizen Kane and I liked it.
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.Kane, he said, "had none of the qualities of an artist, Orson had all the qualities of an artist."^ Great names all of them - but none of them so loved, hated, feared, so often spoken - as Charles Foster Kane.

^ All said and done, Citizen Kane isn't half bad of a flick.
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.Bogdanovich also noted that Welles was never bitter "about all the bad things that happened to him," and was a man who enjoyed life in his final years.^ KANE The drunkeness of youth has passed like a fever, And yet I saw many things, Seeing my glory in the days of my glory, I thought my power eternal And the days of my life Fixed surely in the years But a whisper came to me From Him who dies not.

^ To answer the question about the fairness of Kane’s portrayal, I think that his character is not portrayed fairly because we never see who Kane really is.
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^ This movie depicts the rise and fall of a very powerful man who, in most people's eyes, had it all.
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.In addition, critics have reassessed Welles’ career after his death, saying that he wasn’t a failed Hollywood filmmaker, but a successful independent filmmaker.^ Orson Welles as a filmmaker received a lot of criticism for some of his movies, including this one.
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[89]
.Film critic Kim Newman believed the film's influence was visible in the film noir that followed, as well as the 1942 Hepburn-Tracy film Keeper of the Flame. Film directors Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Michael Mann, Ridley Scott, Francis Ford Coppola, Bryan Singer, Stephen Frears, Brian De Palma, John Frankenheimer, the Coen brothers, Sergio Leone and Luc Besson are all fans of Citizen Kane and it influenced their work.^ Although Orsen Welles’ film, “Citizen Kane,?
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^ The film Citizen Kane is critical of American culture.
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^ I believe Citizen Kane is the best film of all time.
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Spielberg spent $60,500 to buy the Rosebud sled, and homaged the film in the final shot of the government warehouse in Raiders of the Lost Ark. The film's structure influenced the biographical films Lawrence of Arabia and Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters – which begin with the subject's death and show their life in flashbacks – as well as Welles' thriller Mr. Arkadin.[12]

In popular culture

Possibly the first parody of Citizen Kane came in the 1941 Ole Olsen and Chic Johnson film Hellzapoppin', where a character finds a sledge on a film set and remarks "I thought they burned that thing." The film's composited shots of Kane with real people like Adolf Hitler possibly inspired mockumentaries like Zelig and Bob Roberts. .Charles Foster Kane also influenced the character of Montgomery Burns from The Simpsons, particularly in the episodes "Two Cars in Every Garage and Three Eyes on Every Fish" (where he runs for governor) and "Rosebud" (as he searches for his lost teddy bear).^ The portrayal of Welles’s character, Charles Foster Kane was a fair one.
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^ What did Charles Foster Kane represent?
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^ Charles Foster Kane is a scoundrel.
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[12]
.Cartoonist Charles M. Schulz saw Citizen Kane 40 times and included it in the 12/9/73 Sunday Peanuts comic strip.^ This is not the first time that I have seen Citizen Kane.
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^ While the film could have easily started with Charles Kane as a boy on the streets, it instead starts with a time line of the man's life at his death.
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^ Citizen Kane is a classic "rags to riches" story of the 1940's, a time in which our country was emerging as a powerhouse both in the military and economically.
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.Linus is watching the movie for the first time and his sister Lucy ruins the surprise ending by revealing that "Rosebud" was Kane's sled.^ This was the first time watching Citizen Kane and I liked it.
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^ I would certainly watch this movie again and I enjoyed watching it the first time.
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^ This is not the first time that I have seen Citizen Kane.
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.In a cut-away of the Family Guy episode "Screwed the Pooch", Peter Griffin tapes over the film with footage of himself saying to the people watching the film : "It (Rosebud) was his sled.^ I think the reason why I didn't enjoy the film that much is because I am use to watching more modern films, from my generation per say.
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^ I can see some people saying that Citizen Kane is one of the best films, but at the same time i can see people saying that Citizen Kane is over rated.
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^ Overall I believe if I watched the film again I would understand the concepts of the film easier now that I know the meaning of “Rosebud?
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It was his sled from when he was a kid. There, I just saved you two long boobless hours".
.In the fourth season of Weeds in the episode "The Whole Blah Damn Thing" Andy says about his ventilated grandmother saying "Kill me"; "Kill me?^ He didn't say anything about that, so I knew he was dead - He said all kind of things I couldn't make out.

What do you think she meant by that? .Maybe it was her sled.". This is a reference to the final words of Charles Kane's being the name of his sled.^ In journalism's history, other names are honored more than Charles Foster Kane's, more justly revered.

^ Then in the end, Thompson overcomes this when he realizes how complex the personality of Charles Foster Kane really was, and this is when his face is finally illuminated.
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^ Charles Foster Kane was born in New Salem, Colorado in eighteen six - (he stops on the word "sixty" - obviously a little embarrassed) I run a couple of newspapers.

.In the 2005 film Over the Hedge, William Shatner's character, who is a possum, says "Rosebud" while he plays dead to fool the humans.^ November 5, 2009 11:30 AM Any human being who is not genetically equipped to be an athlete shouldnt try to play college or professional sports.
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^ I also really liked how the question about what or who "Rosebud" was was the theme throughout the film.
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^ But by the same token, one might say that the people who loved the film and love it still have earned those honors as well.
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.In "Yugioh the Abridged Series", episode 30, "Score", the Pharaoh defeats his enemy by "spoiling every plot in existence", ending his tirade with "...and Rosebud is the sled!"^ We find out at the end that rosebud refers to the sled he had when he was a child.
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^ He started his life of wealth as a child holding onto to a sled known as RoseBud and he ended his life with the words RoseBud.
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^ I enjoyed the movie starting at the end with Kane on his deathbed and muttering "Rosebud" and the plot jumping around containing flashbacks.
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.In the Legion of Superheroes, Bouncing Boy's full name is Charles Foster Taine, or Chuck Taine, as a reference to Charles Foster Kane.^ While the film could have easily started with Charles Kane as a boy on the streets, it instead starts with a time line of the man's life at his death.
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^ The portrayal of Welles’s character, Charles Foster Kane was a fair one.
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^ In journalism's history, other names are honored more than Charles Foster Kane's, more justly revered.

.In episode 4 of 7th season of Columbo, 'How to Dial a Murder', there are several props from the movie Citizen Kane (the gate, the 'Rosebud' sled) as the main character, apart from Columbo, is a movie props collector.^ I enjoyed the movie, Citizen Kane .
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^ Citizen Kane is at the top of best movie lists in my opinion because of the attention to detail that is shown by the direction to show each character as vulnerable and real.
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^ While I had not seen Citizen Kane before, I had a lot of presumptions already made about the movie.
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.The word 'Rosebud' also triggers dogs to attack.^ The word Rosebud also helped trigger a whole investigation, more than I had anticipated from what the reporter was suppose to find.
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In episode 24 of the 9th season of Married with Children "Pump Fiction" Al Bundy whispers the words "RoseBud" at the end of his shoe documentary
.The 2001 song, "The Union Forever," by the White Stripes off the album White Blood Cells uses lines from the movie extensively.^ Also although it is an old and black and white movie the acting as well as the story line was exemplary even if they do not meet up to current standards.
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^ They're two totally different types of film making and I personally enjoy the extensive use of cuts to create a captivating and exciting movie.
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.The 2002 book by Elizabeth Drew about Senator John McCain and the McCain-Feingold campaign finance legislation is titled Citizen McCain.^ I think the most interesting thing about Citizen Kane is the split personalities of the title character.
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In the book Garfield's Guide to Everything, there is a section on movies. Garfield expresses his dismay at how movies have changed. He states that Citizen Kane, which is "one of the greatest films of all time" would probably not be able to get re-made in the present time, because, "the studios would want to make the main character a teenager, add some car chases and cleavage, toss in a few explosions and maybe even Jackie Chan," and says that he "shudders at the very thought of it".
See also: Multitudinous movie connections for Citizen Kane: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0033467/movieconnections

See also

References

Notes

  1. ^ a b c Epstein, Michael and Thomas Lennon. "The Battle Over Citizen Kane." PBS, 1996. Retrieved: January 14, 2008.
  2. ^ Ebert, Roger. "What's your favorite movie?" Chicago Sun-Times. Roger Ebert's Journal. Suntimes.com. 4 September 2008. Retrieved 6 January 2010.
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  4. ^ "Directors' Top Ten Poll". British Film Institute. 2002. http://www.bfi.org.uk/sightandsound/topten/poll/directors.html. Retrieved 2008-01-14. 
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  6. ^ Higham, Charles (1971). the films of Orson Welles. University of California Press. pp. 9-29. ISBN 978-0520020481. 
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  • Carringer, Robert L. The Making of Citizen Kane.^ This description does no justice to a mister Kane in the 1944 Orson Welles movie Citizen Kane .
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    ^ Citizen Kane is a movie for someone who doesn't mind having to think deep into themselves as well as the movie to get anything out of it.
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    ^ I disagree that nobody would care, because like Romeo & Juliet is for hopeless romantics, Citizen Kane is for anyone with the so-called American dream.
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  • Cook, David A. Orson Welles and the modern sound film.^ Another thing I really liked about the film was how Orson Welles setup a creative, innovated and well scripted plot.
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    ^ Orson Welles was only 24 when he made this film and I believe this is another reason for why Citizen Kane gets the praise that it does.
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    ^ The technical aspects of the film were also beautifully mastered by a very young Orson Welles.
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.Citizen Kane is a 1941 film that tells the story of powerful newspaper owner Charles Foster Kane, who was many things to many people, both in life and, as seen in retrospective here, in death.^ If you've seen the film "Citizen Kane," what did you think?
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^ Who wrote Citizen Kane ?
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^ Tell me again why Citizen Kane?
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.It is believed to be loosely based on the life of the newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst and is widely considered one of the best American films ever.^ He was a one-time newspaper magnate.
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^ It is believed to be loosely based on the life of the newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst and is widely considered one of the best American films ever.
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^ (American film company) ) treatment of Hearst ( in William Randolph Hearst (American newspaper publisher): Additional Reading ) role of .
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Directed by Orson Welles and written by Herman J. Mankiewicz and Orson Welles.

Contents

Charles Foster Kane

  • It's also my pleasure to see to it that decent, hard-working people in this community aren't robbed blind by a pack of money-mad pirates, just because they haven't had anybody to look after their interests...
  • If I don't look after the interests of the underprivileged, maybe somebody else will, maybe somebody without any money or property...and that would be too bad!
  • You know, Mr. Bernstein, if I hadn't been very rich, I might have been a really great man.
  • You're right, I did lose a million dollars last year. .I expect to lose a million dollars this year.^ I expect to lose a million dollars next year.
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    ^ I expect to lose a million dollars this year.
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    ^ A man with an income of fifteen million dollars a year at the height of his power, he had almost no savings and sometimes had to borrow money (Swanberg 88).

    .I expect to lose a million dollars next year.^ I expect to lose a million dollars next year.
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    ^ I expect to lose a million dollars this year.
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    ^ KANE We expect to lost a million next year, too.

    You know, Mr. Thatcher, at the rate of a million dollars a year, I'll have to close this place in, 60 years.
  • I always gagged on that silver spoon.
  • The news goes on for 24 hours a day.
  • If the headline is big enough, it makes the news big enough.
  • We have no secrets from our readers. Mr. Thatcher is one of our most devoted readers, Mr. Bernstein. .He knows what's wrong with every issue since I've taken charge.
  • I was on my way to the Western Manhattan Warehouse in search of my youth.^ He knows what's wrong with every issue since I've taken charge.
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    ^ I was on my way to the Western Manhattan Warehouse in search of my youth.
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    ^ What are we to make of the burgeoning American who is constantly on his way to a western Manhattan warehouse in search of his youth?

    .You see, my mother died a long time ago and her things were put in storage out West.^ I see different things every time.
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    ^ You see, my mother died a long time ago and her things were put in storage out West.
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    ^ You'd notice new things each time.
    • American Politics & Pop Culture: 01a. Citizen Kane: Reflections Archives 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC blog.lib.umn.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .There wasn't any other place to put them.^ Is there no place for other cultures?
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    ^ There wasn't any other place to put them.
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    .I thought I'd send for them now.^ I thought I'd send for them now.
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    .Tonight, I was going to take a look at them.^ Tonight, I was going to take a look at them.
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    ^ MRS. KANE Mr. Thatcher is going to take you on a trip with him tonight, Charles.

    .You know, a sort of sentimental journey.
  • I run a couple of newspapers.^ He also explains his profession: I run a couple of newspapers.
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    ^ You know, a sort of sentimental journey.
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    ^ I run a couple of newspapers.
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    .What do you do?
  • [I entered this campaign]...with one purpose only, to point out and make public the dishonesty, the downright villainy of Boss Jim W. Gettys' political machine, now in complete control of the government of this state.^ [I entered this campaign]...with one purpose only, to point out and make public the dishonesty, the downright villainy of Boss Jim W. Gettys' political machine, now in complete control of the government of this state.
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    ^ The echoing Kane voice finishes Leland's words (in another lightning mix) in a campaign goal centering on ending corruption:       ...with one purpose only, to point out and make public the dishonesty, the downright villainy of Boss Jim W. Gettys' political machine, now in complete control of the government of this state.

    ^ The echoing, booming Kane voice finishes Leland's words (in another "lightning mix"), a dramatic dovetailing of scenes to illustrate Kane's quick rise to power: ...with one purpose only, to point out and make public the dishonesty, the downright villainy of Boss Jim W. Gettys' political machine, now in complete control of the government of this state.
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    .I made no campaign promises, because until a few weeks ago, I had no hope of being elected.^ I made no campaign promises, because until a few weeks ago, I had no hope of being elected.
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    ^ Massive grains of salt, because I stopped watching movies about six years ago, but here's why I remember CK being great and have no problem with it being in anybody's top ten list: .
    • Change of Subject: Enough already slobbering over `Citzen Kane' 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC blogs.chicagotribune.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Wikinews, in its current form, is six weeks old!” “It’s a blessing and a curse being the son of Wikipedia,” Dan explains to me a few days later.

    .Now however, I am something more than a hope.^ Now however, I am something more than a hope.

    ^ A film now more than 60 years old quakes through the fabrics of our multimedia experiences whether we know it or not.

    ^ Now it's your turn: Give us a great film you won't watch more than once, and why.
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    .Jim Gettys, Jim Gettys has something less than a chance.^ Jim Gettys, Jim Gettys has something less than a chance.

    .Every straw vote, every independent poll shows that I'll be elected.^ Every straw vote, every independent poll shows that I'll be elected.
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    ^ It is now no secret that every straw vote, every independent pole, shows that I will be elected.

    ^ Beginning in 1962 , and every ten years since, it has been voted the best film ever made by the Sight and Sound critics' poll.
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    .Now I can afford to make some promises.^ Now I can afford to make some promises.

    ^ Promising sports career that is now just a painful memory, blogging for medicine if it makes you pain free."
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    .The working man, the working man and the slum child know they can expect my best efforts in their interests.^ The working man, the working man and the slum child know they can expect my best efforts in their interests.
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    ^ It's also my pleasure to see to it that decent, hard-working people in this community aren't robbed blind by a pack of money-mad pirates, just because they haven't had anybody to look after their interests...
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    ^ AK: You've put a nice effort into collecting interesting reactions to this story, but I think you missed the best one: .
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    .The nation's ordinary citizens know that I'll do everything in my power to protect the underprivileged, the underpaid, and the underfed.
  • As Charles Foster Kane who owns eighty-two thousand, six hundred and thirty-four shares of public transit - you see, I do have a general idea of my holdings - I sympathize with you.^ Who wrote Citizen Kane ?
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    ^ Charles Foster Kane was a man who got everything he wanted, and then lost it.

    ^ Then I don't know what you'll do!
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    .Charles Foster Kane is a scoundrel.^ Charles Foster Kane is a scoundrel.
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    ^ Charles Foster Kane is a rapacious collector.
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    ^ Part of the mythological status of "Citizen Kane" is that it was directed and written by Orson Welles who also stars in it as Charles Foster Kane and who also was the co-writer of the script with Herman J. Mankiewicz.

    .His paper should be run out of town.^ His paper should be run out of town.
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    ^ Charles Foster Kane is a dangerous scoundrel, his paper should be run out of town and a committee should be formed to boycott him.

    .A committee should be formed to boycott him.^ A committee should be formed to boycott him.
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    ^ Charles Foster Kane is a dangerous scoundrel, his paper should be run out of town and a committee should be formed to boycott him.

    .You may, if you can form such a committee, put me down for a contribution of one thousand dollars.
  • I don't think there's one word that can describe a man's life.
  • A toast, Jedediah, to love on my terms.^ Don't you think that explains anything?

    ^ KANE To love on my terms.

    ^ I don’t think any word can explain a man’s life."

    .Those are the only terms anybody ever knows - his own.
  • Don't worry about me, Gettys.^ Those are the only terms anybody ever knows – his own."

    ^ Those are the only terms anybody knows ...

    ^ They're the only terms that anybody ever knows."
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    .Don't worry about me.^ Don't worry about me, Gettys.
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    ^ Don't worry about me.
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    ^ Kane) KANE Don't you worry about me.

    .I'm Charles Foster Kane.^ The portrayal of Welles’s character, Charles Foster Kane was a fair one.
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    ^ Bernstein in the composing room of the Inquirer is next shown being asked which front page will be printed, "Kane Elected," or "Charles Foster Kane Defeated, Fraud at Polls."

    ^ Charles Foster Kane : Change the Enquirer..
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    .I'm no cheap, crooked politician, trying to save himself from the consequences of his crimes.^ I'm no cheap, crooked politician, trying to save himself from the consequences of his crimes.
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    [louder] Gettys. .I'm going to send you to Sing Sing!^ I'm going to send you to Sing Sing!
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    ^ KANE (screams louder) I'm going to send you to Sing Sing, Rogers.

    ^ I'm going to send you to Sing Sing.

    Sing Sing, Gettys! SING SIIIIIIIIING!
  • You can't buy a bag of peanuts in this town without someone writing a song about you.

Mr. Bernstein

.
  • Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Cornell, Switzerland...^ Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Cornell, Switzerland...
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    he was thrown out of a lot of colleges.
  • .
  • President's niece, huh?^ President's niece, huh?
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    Before Mr. Kane's through with her, she'll be a president's wife.
  • We never lost as much as we made.
  • [to Jedediah Leland] Mr. Kane is finishing the review you started - he's writing a bad notice. .I guess that'll show you.
  • Old age.^ I guess that'll show you.
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    ^ CES 2010: Bend over, I'll show you a Dark Void (Zero) .
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    ^ KANE (looks at her silently for a moment) That's a ripe old age - What do you do?

    It's the only disease, Mr. Thompson, that you don't look forward to being cured of.
  • A fellow will remember a lot of things you wouldn't think he'd remember. You take me. .One day, back in 1896, I was crossing over to Jersey on the ferry, and as we pulled out, there was another ferry pulling in, and on it there was a girl waiting to get off.^ One day back in 1896, I was crossing over to Jersey on the ferry.

    ^ And on it there was a girl waiting to get off.

    ^ One day, back in 1896, I was crossing over to Jersey on a ferry and as we pulled out, there was another ferry pulling in - (slowly) - and on it, there was a girl waiting to get off.

    A white dress she had on. .She was carrying a white parasol.^ She was carrying a white parasol.
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    .I only saw her for one second.^ I only saw her for one second.
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    ^ "Man can live about forty days without food, about three days without water, about eight minutes without air, but can only survive for one second without hope” .
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    ^ Before I saw this movie on Wednesday evening in class I had only hear one or two things about the movie from friends.
    • American Politics & Pop Culture: 01a. Citizen Kane: Reflections Archives 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC blog.lib.umn.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    She didn't see me at all, but I'll bet a month hasn't gone by since that I haven't thought of that girl.

Jedediah Leland

  • I can remember everything. .That's my curse, young man.^ That's my curse, young man.
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    ^ LELAND'S VOICE When you get to my age, young man, you don't miss anything.

    .It's the greatest curse that's ever been inflicted on the human race: memory.
  • [referring to Kane's 'Declaration of Principles'] I'd like to keep that particular piece of paper myself.^ That's my curse - that's one of the greatest curses ever inflicted on the human race, memory."

    ^ It's the greatest curse that's ever been inflicted on the human race.

    ^ KANE I was referring to myself.

    .I have a hunch it might turn out to be something pretty important, a document...like the Declaration of Independence, and the Constitution, and my first report card at school.
  • I suppose he had some private sort of greatness, but he kept it to himself.^ I have a hunch it might turn out to be something pretty important, a document...like the Declaration of Independence, and the Constitution, and my first report card at school.
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    ^ I have a hunch it could turn out to be pretty important some day.
    • SNL Transcripts: Buck Henry: 01/17/76: Citizen Kane II 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC snltranscripts.jt.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Leland says that he has a hunch that it will become important like the Constitution or the Declaration of Independence - "or my first report card."

    .He never gave himself away.^ He never gave himself away.
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    ^ He never - gave himself away - He never gave anything away.

    ^ He never gave anything away, he just left you a tip, um?

    .He never gave anything away, he just left you a tip, hmm?^ Susan: You never gave me anything in your whole life.

    ^ He never - gave himself away - He never gave anything away.

    ^ He never gave anything away, he just left you a tip, um?

    Ha. He had a generous mind. .I don't suppose anybody ever had so many opinions.^ I don't suppose anybody ever had so many opinions.
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    ^ I don't suppose anybody would introduce us.

    .But he never believed in anything except Charlie Kane.^ He never had a conviction except Charlie Kane in his life.
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    ^ But he never believed in anything except Charlie Kane.
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    ^ You never really give me anything that belongs to you, that you care about!    Kane: Susan, I want you to stop this.

    .He never had a conviction except Charlie Kane in his life.^ He never had a conviction in his life.

    ^ He never had a conviction except Charlie Kane in his life.
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    ^ But he never believed in anything except Charlie Kane.
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    .I suppose he died without one.^ I suppose he died without one.
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    ^ I guess he died without one - That must have been pretty unpleasant.

    .It must have been pretty unpleasant.^ It must have been pretty unpleasant.
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    ^ I guess he died without one - That must have been pretty unpleasant.

    .Of course, a lot of us check out without having any special convictions about death, but we do know what we believe in, we do believe in something.
  • He married for love.^ Of course, a lot of us check out with no special conviction about death.

    ^ Of course, a lot of us check out without having any special convictions about death, but we do know what we believe in, we do believe in something.
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    ^ If you know of another release, why don't you tell us about it , so we can add it to our database.

    Love. .That's why he did everything.^ That's why he did everything.
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    ^ LELAND He married for love - (a little laugh) That's why he did everything.

    ^ "He married for love," Leland tells Thompson, "that's why he did everything.

    .That's why he went into politics.^ That's why he went into politics.

    .It seems we weren't enough, he wanted all the voters to love him too.^ It seems we weren't enough.

    ^ It seems I didn't kill him after all.

    ^ You want to be loved--that's all you want!"

    .Guess all he really wanted out of life was love.^ All he really wanted out of life was love.

    ^ You want to be loved--that's all you want!"

    ^ You want to be loved - that's all you want!
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    .That's Charlie's story, how he lost it.^ That's Charlie's story, how he lost it.
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    ^ That's Charlie's story--it's the story of how he lost it.

    ^ That's Charlie's story - it's the story of how he lost it.

    .You see, he just didn't have any to give.^ You see, Leland didn't think so.

    ^ You see, he just didn't have any to give.

    ^ You see, he just didn’t have any to give."

    Well, he loved Charlie Kane of course, very dearly, and his mother, I guess he always loved her.

Others

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  • Newsreel Narrator: [at beginning of news reel on Charles Foster Kane's death] Legendary was Xanadu where Kubla Khan decreed his stately pleasure dome.^ News Reel of the Life of Charles Foster Kane (03:26) .

    ^ What did Charles Foster Kane represent?
    • American Politics & Pop Culture: 01a. Citizen Kane: Reflections Archives 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC blog.lib.umn.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Charles Foster Kane died alone in Xanadu.
    • Citizen Kane . - Fun Facts, Answers, Factoids, Info, Information 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.funtrivia.com [Source type: General]

    .Today, almost as legendary is Florida's Xanadu, world's largest private pleasure ground.^ Today, almost as legendary is Florida's XANADU - world's largest private pleasure ground.

    ^ Today, almost as legendary is Florida's Xanadu, world's largest private [views of people lounge around Xanadu and its pool] pleasure ground.
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    ^ Today, almost as legendary is Florida's Xanadu, world's largest private pleasure ground.

    .Here, on the deserts of the Gulf Coast, a private mountain was commissioned and successfully built.^ Here, on the deserts of the Gulf Coast, a private mountain was commissioned and successfully built.
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    ^ Here, on the deserts of the Gulf Coast, a private mountain was commissioned, successfully built for its landlord.

    ^ Here, on the deserts of the Gulf Coast [the camera views the coastline], a private mountain was commissioned and successfully built.
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    .One hundred thousand trees, twenty thousand tons of marble are the ingredients of Xanadu's mountain.^ [Workmen are shown building the tremendous castle] One hundred thousand trees, twenty thousand tons of marble are the ingredients of Xanadu's mountain.
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    ^ One hundred thousand trees, twenty thousand tons of marble are the ingredients of Xanadu's mountain.
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    ^ NARRATOR One hundred thousand trees, twenty thousand tons of marble, are the ingredients of Xanadu's mountain.

    .Contents of Xanadu's palace: paintings, pictures, statues, the very stones of many another palace - a collection of everything so big it can never be catalogued or appraised, enough for ten museums - the loot of the world.^ Contents of Xanadu's palace - paintings, pictures, statues, the very stones of many another palace - a collection of everything so big it can never be catalogued or appraised, enough for ten museums, the loot of the world.

    ^ Contents of Xanadu's palace: paintings, pictures, statues, the very stones of many another palace - a collection of everything so big it can never be catalogued or appraised, enough for ten museums - the loot of the world.
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    ^ Enough for ten museums - the loot of the world.

    .Xanadu's livestock: the fowl of the air, the fish of the sea, the beast of the field and jungle.^ Xanadu's livestock: the fowl of the air, the fish of the sea, the beast of the field and jungle - two of each; the biggest private zoo since Noah.

    ^ Xanadu's livestock, the fowl of the air, the fish of the sea, the beast of the field and jungle.

    .Two of each, the biggest private zoo since Noah.^ Two of each, the biggest private zoo since Noah.
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    ^ In addition it contains "the largest private zoo since Noah's ark," according to the voice-over narration.

    ^ Xanadu's livestock: the fowl of the air, the fish of the sea, the beast of the field and jungle - two of each; the biggest private zoo since Noah.

    .Like the pharaohs, Xanadu's landlord leaves many stones to mark his grave.^ Like the pharaohs, Xanadu's landlord leaves many stones to mark his grave.

    .Since the pyramids, Xanadu is the costliest monument a man has built to himself.^ Since the pyramids, Xanadu is the costliest monument a man has built to himself.    Another title: "In Xanadu last week was held 1941's biggest strangest funeral."

    ^ Since the pyramids, Xanadu is the costliest monument a man has built to himself.
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    .Here in Xanadu last week, Xanadu's landlord was laid to rest, a potent figure of our century, America's Kubla Khan - Charles Foster Kane.
  • Newsreel Narrator: Kane helped to change the world, but Kane's world now is history.^ NARRATOR Last week, death came to sit upon the throne of America's Kubla Khan - last week, as it must to all men, death came to Charles Foster Kane.

    ^ This is Charles Foster Kane as history might know him.

    ^ MRS. KANE We have to stay here, Charles.

    The great yellow journalist himself lived to be history. .Outlived his power to make it...
  • Newsreel Narrator: ...Alone in his never-finished, already decaying pleasure palace, aloof, seldom visited, never photographed, an emperor of new strength continued to direct his failing empire, varyingly attempted to sway as he once did the destinies of a nation that had ceased to listen to him, ceased to trust him.^ NARRATOR Then four long years more - alone in his never-finished, already decaying, pleasure palace, aloof, seldom visited, never photographed, Charles Foster Kane continued to direct his falling empire ...

    ^ Newsreel Narrator : ...Alone in his never-finished, already decaying pleasure palace, aloof, seldom visited, never photographed, an emperor of new strength continued to direct his failing empire, varyingly attempted to sway as he once did the destinies of a nation that had ceased to listen to him, ceased to trust him.
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    ^ He is seen in old age, pushed along in a wheelchair, seen by a concealed camera through a fence:       Alone in his never-finished, already decaying pleasure palace, aloof, seldom visited, never photographed, an emperor of new strength continued to direct his failing empire, varyingly attempted to sway as he once did the destinies of a nation that had ceased to listen to him, ceased to trust him.

    .Then last week, as it must to all men, death came to Charles Foster Kane.
  • Rawlston: It isn't enough to tell us what a man did.^ Then last week, as it must to all men, death came to Charles Foster Kane.    The "News on the March" newsreel film abruptly ends, distorting the final moments of sound.

    ^ Charles Foster Kane was a man who got everything he wanted, and then lost it.

    ^ He is disappointed because the newsreel doesn't have an angle:       It isn't enough to tell us what a man did.

    .You've got to tell us who he was.
  • Rawlston: Maybe he told us all about himself on his deathbed...Yeah, maybe he didn't...All we saw on that screen was a big American...One of the biggest...But how is he any different from Ford?^ You've got to tell us who he was.
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    ^ Tell us about it!
    • http://www.play.com/DVD/DVD/4-/4552/Citizen-Kane/Product.html 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.play.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Tell us about it and maybe we will add it.

    Or Hearst for that matter? .Or John Doe...I'll tell ya, it comes from a man's dying words...What were they?...You don't read the papers...When Charles Foster Kane died, he said just one word -...Rosebud, just that one word, but who is she...What was it?...Here's a man that could have been president, who was as loved and hated and as talked about as any man in our time.^ It's the sort of movie wannabe intellectuals like to drone on and on about, like a cinematic Catcher In The Rye, I suppose, but there's a difference between a movie that makes you think, and one that just tells you what to think.
    • "Citizen Kane" Talkback (Spoilers) - toonzone forums 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC forums.toonzone.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ My favorite shot was when Kane was a young boy playing with "Rosebud" through the window while his mother was signing his papers away.
    • American Politics & Pop Culture: 01a. Citizen Kane: Reflections Archives 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC blog.lib.umn.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ (I have several friends who, like you, enjoy it just fine.
    • redblog: The Citizen Kane of Superhero Movies from the Citizen Kane of Superhero Comics? 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC blog.redbox.com [Source type: General]

    .But when he comes to die, he's got something on his mind called 'Rosebud.'^ But when he comes to die, he's got something on his mind called 'Rosebud.'

    ^ Here’s a man who could’ve been President, who was as loved and hated and as talked about as any man in our time, but when he comes to die, he’s got something on his mind called Rosebud.” Yes, it seems the answer will explain everything, but in reality, all the answer does is raise more questions.
    • Maximum Movies Online » Citizen Kane 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.maximummovies.net [Source type: General]

    ^ He's been loved and hated and talked about as much as any man in our time - but when he comes to die, he's got something on his mind called "Rosebud."

    Now what does that mean?...A racehorse he bet on once...Yeah, that didn't come in...All right, but what was the race?
  • Walter Parks Thatcher: Mr. Charles Foster Kane, in every essence of his social beliefs, and by the dangerous manner in which he has persistently attacked the American traditions of private property, initiative, and opportunity for advancement, is in fact, nothing more or less than a Communist!
  • Walter Parks Thatcher: [Quoting from Kane's letter] "Sorry but I'm not interested in gold mines, oil wells, shipping or real estate...One item on your list intrigues me, the New York Inquirer, a little newspaper I understand we acquired in a foreclosure proceeding. .Please don't sell it.^ Please don't sell it.
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    .I'm coming back to America to take charge.^ I'm coming back to America to take charge.
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    .I think it would be fun to run a newspaper."^ I think it would be fun to run a newspaper.
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    ^ I think it would be fun to run a newspaper."
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    ^ "I think it would be fun to run a newspaper."

    .I think it would be fun to run a newspaper.^ "I think it would be fun to run a newspaper."

    ^ I think it would be fun to run a newspaper.
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    ^ I think it would be fun to run a newspaper."
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    .Grrr.
  • Politician: The words of Charles Foster Kane are a menace to every working man in this land.^ Politician : The words of Charles Foster Kane are a menace to every working man in this land.
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    ^ Charles Foster Kane was a man who got everything he wanted, and then lost it.

    ^ That same month in New York's Union Square, a crowd is told by an opinionated politician: "The words of Charles Foster Kane are a menace to every working man in this land.

    .He is today what he has always been - and always will be - a Fascist!
  • Susan: [referring to Xanadu] Oh, a person could go crazy in this dump with nobody to talk to, nobody to have any fun with...49,000 acres of nothin' but scenery and statues.^ Susan : [referring to Xanadu] Oh, a person could go crazy in this dump with nobody to talk to, nobody to have any fun with...49,000 acres of nothin' but scenery and statues.
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    ^ Susan: Aw, a person could go crazy in this dump!

    ^ Nobody to have any fun with...49,000 acres of nothin' but scenery and statues.

    I'm lonesome.
  • Susan: Love! .You don't love anybody!^ Susan: You don't love me.

    ^ You don't love anybody!
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    • Citizen Kane - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "You don't love anybody!

    Me or anybody else! .You want to be loved - that's all you want!^ All I want to ask you...

    ^ You want to be loved--that's all you want!"

    ^ You want to be loved - that's all you want!
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    • Citizen Kane 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.godamongdirectors.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Citizen Kane - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .I'm Charles Foster Kane.^ The portrayal of Welles’s character, Charles Foster Kane was a fair one.
    • American Politics & Pop Culture: 01a. Citizen Kane: Reflections Archives 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC blog.lib.umn.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Bernstein in the composing room of the Inquirer is next shown being asked which front page will be printed, "Kane Elected," or "Charles Foster Kane Defeated, Fraud at Polls."

    ^ In journalism's history, other names are honored more than Charles Foster Kane's, more justly revered.

    .Whatever you want - just name it and it's yours!^ Whatever you want, just name it and it's yours.'

    ^ Whatever you want - just name it and it's yours!

    ^ Not the way I think you want it - by your way.

    Only love me! Don't expect me to love you.
  • Raymond: [last lines] Throw that junk in.

Dialogue

Charles: Now look, Mr. Carter, here's a front-page story in the Chronicle about a Mrs. Harry Silverstone in Brooklyn who's missing. .Now, she's probably murdered.^ Now, she's probably murdered.
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  • Citizen Kane - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.Here's a picture of her in the Chronicle.^ Here's a picture of her in the Chronicle .
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  • Citizen Kane - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.Why isn't there something about it in the Inquirer?^ Why isn't there something about it in the Inquirer ?
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  • Citizen Kane - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ There's Something About Mary [1998] .
  • Citizen Kane [1941] Movie Reviews on MovieClock 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC movieclock.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Emily complains to Charles about the professional demands of the Inquirer on his (and their) personal time: Emily: I don't see why you have to go straight out to the newspaper.
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.Carter: Because we are running a newspaper...^ Carter : Because we are running a newspaper...
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  • Citizen Kane - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ CARTER (stiffly) Because we're running a newspaper, Mr. Kane, not a scandal sheet.

...
.Carter: There's no proof that that woman is murdered, or even that she's dead...It's not our function to report the gossip of housewives.^ Carter : There's no proof that that woman is murdered, or even that she's dead...It's not our function to report the gossip of housewives.
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  • Citizen Kane - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ And there's no proof that the woman was murdered - or even that she's dead.

^ Carter sputters at him, dismayed by the tactic: "It's not our function to report the gossip of housewives.

If we were interested in that kind of thing, Mr. Kane, we could fill the paper twice over daily.
Charles: Mr. Carter, that's the kind of thing we are going to be interested in, from now on.

.Leland: These men who were with the Chronicle.^ Leland : These men who were with the Chronicle .
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  • Citizen Kane - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Leland is a bit suspicious of these newly hired reporters who have suddenly switched sides, and he fears that his friend is losing his ideals.
  • Maximum Movies Online » Citizen Kane 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.maximummovies.net [Source type: General]

^ Bored, unimpressed, and resistent, Leland reminds Bernstein:    Leland: These men were with the Chronicle .

.Weren't they just as devoted to the Chronicle politics as they are now to our policies?^ Weren't they just as devoted to the Chronicle politics as they are now to our policies?
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  • Citizen Kane - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Weren't they just as devoted to the Chronicle politics as they are now to our politics?

^ LELAND Mr. Bernstein, these men who are now with the "Enquirer" - who were with the "Chronicle" until yesterday - weren't they just as devoted to the "Chronicle" kind of paper as they are now to - our kind of paper?

.Bernstein: Sure, they're just like anybody else.^ They're just so shitty that it's funny.
  • Destructoid - The Videogame Show What I've Done: Citizen Kane 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.destructoid.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Bernstein: Sure, they're just like anybody else.

^ Bernstein : Sure, they're just like anybody else.
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  • Citizen Kane - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

They got work to do, they do it! .Only they happen to be the best men in the business!^ Only they happen to be the best men in the business.

^ Only they happen to be the best men in the business!
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  • Citizen Kane - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Only they happen to be the best men in the business!    Leland: Do we stand for the same things the Chronicle stands for, Bernstein?

.Leland: Do we stand for the same things the Chronicle stands for, Bernstein?^ Leland : Do we stand for the same things the Chronicle stands for, Bernstein?
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  • Citizen Kane - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Only they happen to be the best men in the business!    Leland: Do we stand for the same things the Chronicle stands for, Bernstein?

^ Bored, unimpressed, and resistent, Leland reminds Bernstein:    Leland: These men were with the Chronicle .

Bernstein: Certainly not. Listen, Mr. Kane, he'll have them changed to his kind of newspapermen in a week!
Leland: There's always a chance, of course, that they'll change Mr. Kane, without his knowing it.

.Emily: Sometimes, I think I'd prefer a rival of flesh-and-blood.^ Emily : Sometimes, I think I'd prefer a rival of flesh-and-blood.
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  • Citizen Kane - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Emily is bothered by Kane's criticism of the Presidential office in public, an office she considers a sacred cow institution: Emily: Sometimes, I think I'd prefer a rival of flesh-and-blood.
  • Citizen Kane (1941) 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.filmsite.org [Source type: General]

.Charles: Oh Emily, I don't spend that much time on the newspaper.^ Charles: Oh Emily, I don't spend that much time on the newspaper.
  • Citizen Kane (1941) 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.filmsite.org [Source type: General]

^ Charles : Oh Emily, I don't spend that much time on the newspaper.
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  • Citizen Kane - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ We get the X Files shown in wide now over here, but the point is, the way the film was..er..filmed is the way it should be presented, director's don't spend a long time getting perfect framing in their movies for someone to come along and say 'Oh!
  • Citizen Kane - DVDfile.com forum for DVD, Blu-Ray, and HD-DVD 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC forums.dvdfile.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Emily: It isn't just the time.^ Emily : It isn't just the time.
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  • Citizen Kane - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Emily: It isn't just the time.
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.It's what you print - attacking the President.^ It's what you print - attacking the President.
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  • Citizen Kane - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
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.Charles: You mean Uncle John.^ Charles : You mean Uncle John.
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  • Citizen Kane - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Charles: You mean Uncle John.
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^ Charles: He's still Uncle John, and he's still a well-meaning fathead who's letting a pack of high-pressure crooks run his administration.
  • Citizen Kane (1941) 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.filmsite.org [Source type: General]

.Emily: I mean the President of the United States.^ He was the President of the United States -" LELAND Charlie - KANE Yes?

^ Emily Norton (Ruth Warrick) is the daughter of a senator and the niece of the President of the United States.

^ He marries a niece of the President of the United States, and expands his media empire across the country and has high political ambitions.

.Charles: He's still Uncle John, and he's still a well-meaning fathead who's letting a pack of high-pressure crooks run his administration.^ Charles : You mean Uncle John.
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  • Citizen Kane - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Charles : He's still Uncle John, and he's still a well-meaning fathead who's letting a pack of high-pressure crooks run his administration.
  • Citizen Kane - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
  • Citizen Kane - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Charles: He's still Uncle John, and he's still a well-meaning fathead who's letting a pack of high-pressure crooks run his administration.
  • Citizen Kane (1941) 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.filmsite.org [Source type: General]

.This whole oil scandal...^ This whole oil scandal...
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  • Citizen Kane - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
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.Emily: He happens to be the President, Charles, not you.^ Emily : He happens to be the President, Charles, not you.
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  • Citizen Kane - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Emily : He happens to be the president, Charles, not you.
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  • Citizen Kane - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Emily: He happens to be the President, Charles, not you.
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.Charles: That's a mistake that will be corrected one of these days.^ Charles : That's a mistake that will be corrected one of these days.
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  • Citizen Kane - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ I hope we can have lunch one of these days."
  • After 'Citizen Kane' - WSJ.com 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC online.wsj.com [Source type: General]

^ Charles: That's a mistake that will be corrected one of these days.
  • Citizen Kane (1941) 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.filmsite.org [Source type: General]


.Emily: Really Charles, people will think...^ I think I didn’t really love it because students, people my age, aren’t really brought up in the mindset of “achieving the American Dream.?
  • American Politics & Pop Culture: 01a. Citizen Kane: Reflections Archives 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC blog.lib.umn.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ EMILY Do you really think - (she can't continue) Those threatening letters, can they really - She sits up and looks at the crib.

^ And if you think - if any of you think - EMILY You decided what you were going to do, Charles - some time ago.

.Charles: ...what I tell them to think.^ Charles : ...what I tell them to think.
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  • Citizen Kane - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Charles: (cutting in antagonistically and angrily) ...what I tell them to think!
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Charles: You know, Mr. Bernstein, if I hadn't been very rich, I might have been a really great man.
.Walter Parks Thatcher: Don't you think you are?^ Walter Parks Thatcher : Don't you think you are?
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  • Citizen Kane - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Walter Parks Thatcher : What would you like to have been?
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  • Citizen Kane - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Thompson then goes to the private archive of Walter Parks Thatcher (George Coulouris), a deceased banker who served as Kane's guardian during his childhood.
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.Charles: I think I did pretty well under the circumstances.^ Charles : I think I did pretty well under the circumstances.
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  • Citizen Kane - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ You know, Mr. Bernstein, if I hadn't been very rich, I might have been a really great man...I think I did pretty well under the circumstances."

^ This was surprising to me as I and I may speak for others as well, did not think a movie this old can pull off these kinds of effects.
  • American Politics & Pop Culture: 01a. Citizen Kane: Reflections Archives 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC blog.lib.umn.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Walter Parks Thatcher: What would you like to have been?^ Thatcher: What would you like to have been?
  • Citizen Kane | Pajiba - Scathing Reviews for Bitchy People 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.pajiba.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Thatcher asks: "What would you like to have been?"

^ Walter Parks Thatcher : Don't you think you are?
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  • Citizen Kane - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.Charles: Everything you hate.^ Charles : Everything you hate.
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  • Citizen Kane - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ CFK: Everything you hate.
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^ Charles : Don't believe everything you hear on the radio.
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  • Citizen Kane - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]


.Bernstein: There's a lot of statues in Europe you haven't bought yet.^ Bernstein : There's a lot of statues in Europe you haven't bought yet.
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  • Citizen Kane - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ There's a whole lot of things he could tell you - if he wanted to.

^ In the offices already crowded with statues that Kane has acquired, Bernstein receives a cable from Kane who is on a treasure-hunting trip to Europe.

.Charles: You can't blame me.^ Charles : You can't blame me.
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  • Citizen Kane - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.They've been making statues for some two thousand years, and I've only been collecting for five.^ Orson was to make two movies in two years with half a million dollar budget apiece.

^ It will make them happy to learn that the "Enquirer's" circulation this morning passed the two hundred thousand mark.

^ A similar picture of Mary Kane some four or five years later with her little boy, Charles Foster Kane.


.Leland: You still eating?^ Leland : You still eating?
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  • Citizen Kane - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

Charles: I'm still hungry.

.Charles: Are we going to declare war on Spain, or are we not?^ He was instrumental in urging the Americana to go to war with Spain in 1898.
  • Amazon.co.uk: Customer Reviews: Citizen Kane [DVD] [1942] 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.amazon.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ He jests to Leland when they appear, suggesting jingoistic attitudes to encourage the US to enter the Spanish-American War: "Are we to declare war on Spain or are we not?"

.Leland: The Inquirer already has.^ Leland responds: "The Inquirer already has."

^ Leland : The Inquirer already has.
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  • Citizen Kane - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.Charles: You long-faced, overdressed anarchist.^ Charles : You long-faced, overdressed anarchist.
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  • Citizen Kane - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

Leland: I am not overdressed.
Charles: You are too. Mr. Bernstein, look at his necktie.

.Charles: Read the cable.^ Charles : Read the cable.
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  • Citizen Kane - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.Bernstein: "Girls delightful in Cuba.^ Bernstein : "Girls delightful in Cuba.
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  • Citizen Kane - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

Stop. .Could send you prose poems about scenery, but don't feel right spending your money.^ Could send you prose poems about scenery, but don't feel right spending your money.
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  • Citizen Kane - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Could send you prose poems about scenery but don't feel right spending your money stop.

^ For making you feel good about your lazy asses?
  • Citizen Kane | Pajiba - Scathing Reviews for Bitchy People 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.pajiba.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Stop. .There is no war in Cuba, signed Wheeler."^ There is no war in Cuba.

^ There is no war in Cuba, signed Wheeler."
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  • Citizen Kane - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ There'll be no war.
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  • Citizen Kane - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

Any answer?
Charles: Yes. ."Dear Wheeler: you provide the prose poems.^ "Dear Wheeler: you provide the prose poems.
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  • Citizen Kane - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ KANE Dear Wheeler - (pauses a moment) You provide the prose poems - I'll provide the war.

^ Kane responds "You provide the prose poems, I'll provide the war."
  • American Politics & Pop Culture: 01a. Citizen Kane: Reflections Archives 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC blog.lib.umn.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.I'll provide the war."^ I'll provide the war."
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  • Citizen Kane - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ KANE Dear Wheeler - (pauses a moment) You provide the prose poems - I'll provide the war.

^ Kane responds "You provide the prose poems, I'll provide the war."
  • American Politics & Pop Culture: 01a. Citizen Kane: Reflections Archives 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC blog.lib.umn.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]


.Leland: Bernstein, am I a stuffed shirt?^ LELAND Mr. Bernstein, am I a stuffed shirt?

^ Leland : Bernstein, am I a stuffed shirt?
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  • Citizen Kane - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

Am I a horse-faced hypocrite? .Am I a New England school marm?^ Am I a New England school-marm?

^ Am I a New England school marm?
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  • Citizen Kane - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

Bernstein: Yes. If you thought I'd answer you any differently than what Mr. Kane tells you...

.Charles Foster Kane III: Mother, is Pop governor yet?^ Charles Foster Kane III : Mother, is Pop governor yet?
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  • Citizen Kane - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ What did Charles Foster Kane represent?
  • American Politics & Pop Culture: 01a. Citizen Kane: Reflections Archives 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC blog.lib.umn.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Charles Foster Kane is a scoundrel.
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  • Citizen Kane - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
  • American Politics & Pop Culture: 01a. Citizen Kane: Reflections Archives 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC blog.lib.umn.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Emily: Not yet, Junior.^ Emily : Not yet, Junior.
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  • Citizen Kane - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]


.Charles: This gentleman was saying...^ Charles : This gentleman was saying...
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  • Citizen Kane - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.Boss Jim Gettys: I'm not a gentleman.^ Kane promises to "appoint a special district attorney to arrange for the indictment, prosecution, and conviction of Boss Jim W. Gettys."

^ Boss Jim Gettys : I'm not a gentleman.
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  • Citizen Kane - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.[To Emily] Your husband's only trying to be funny calling me one.^ [To Emily] Your husband's only trying to be funny calling me one.
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  • Citizen Kane - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ KANE In case you don't know, Emily, this - this gentleman - (he puts a world of scorn into the word) is - ROGERS I'm not a gentleman, Mrs. Kane, and your husband is just trying to be funny calling me one.

^ I find it kind of funny that literally 90% of these posters are all, "WOW! I thought I was the only one!
  • Citizen Kane | Pajiba - Scathing Reviews for Bitchy People 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.pajiba.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.I don't even know what a gentleman is.^ I don't even know what a gentleman is.
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  • Citizen Kane 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.godamongdirectors.com [Source type: Original source]
  • Citizen Kane - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ So, like, I don’t even know what Hollywood was thinking when they made this movie.
  • REVIEW: Citizen Kane…which sucked, by the way | MovieZeal 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.moviezeal.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Even though you don't know who I am?

You see, my idea of a gentleman...Well, Mrs. Kane, if I owned a newspaper and I didn't like the way somebody was doing things, some politician say, I'd fight him with everything I had. .Only I wouldn't show him in a convict's suit with stripes so his children could see the picture in the paper, or his mother.^ Only I wouldn't show him in a convict suit, with stripes - so his children could see the picture in the paper.

^ Only I wouldn't show him in a convict's suit with stripes so his children could see the picture in the paper, or his mother.
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^ In one scene Gettys admonishes Kane for printing a cartoon showing him in prison stripes.
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.Charles: [after his afair with Susan is revealed] I'm staying here.^ MRS. KANE We have to stay here, Charles.

^ Charles : [after his afair with Susan is revealed] I'm staying here.
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.I can fight this all alone.^ I can fight this all alone.
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^ I can fight this thing all alone!

^ He promises: "I can fight this all alone...There's only one person in the world who decides what I'm going to do, and that's me."

.Emily: Charles, if you don't listen to reason, it may be too late.^ EMILY (quietly) Charles, if you don't listen to reason, it may be too late - KANE Too late for what?

^ EMILY I don't see what else you can do, Charles.

^ EMILY I'm sending Junior home in the car, Charles - with Oliver - KANE But I'd arranged to go home with you myself.

Charles: Too late. For what? .For you and this public thief to take the love of the people of this state away from me?^ For you and this public thief to take the love of the people of this state away from me?
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^ Take away a man's clothing, and what do you have?
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^ Too late for you and this - (he can't find the adjective) this public thief to take the love of the people of this state away from me?

.Susan: Charlie, you got other things to think about.^ Susan : Charlie, you got other things to think about.
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^ SUSAN Charlie, there are other things to think of.

^ SUSAN I can't tell you the things he said, Charlie.

.Your little boy, you don't want him to read about you in the papers.^ Your son - you don't want him to read in the papers - EMILY It is too late now, Charles.

^ I wanted to talk about you and Emily.

^ Your little boy, you don't want him to read about you in the papers.
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.Charles: There's only one person in the world who decides what I'm going to do, and that's me.^ And he’s the only one there, apparently.
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^ There's only one person I'm sorry for, as a matter of fact.

^ KANE There's only one person in the world to decide what I'm going to do - and that's me.

.Emily: You decided what you were going to do, Charles, some time ago.^ Limbaugh to NY Times environment reporter Revkin: “Why don’t you just go kill yourself?” Limbaugh rejects an apology for Revkin 5.
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^ She still has the money, but is apparently going through some very difficult times.
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^ If you listen to my dad, who is edging in on his 70th birthday, it was a whole different experience seeing this movie for the first time sixty years ago.
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.Charles: I set back the sacred cause of reform, is that it?^ Defeat that set back for twenty years the cause of reform in the U.S., forever cancelled political chances for Charles Foster Kane.

^ Kane reflects on his loss:    Kane: I set back the sacred cause of reform...That's the way they want it.

.All right, that's the way they want it, the people have made their choice.^ They'll clear all right.

^ All right, that's the way they want it, the people have made their choice.
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^ The people made that choice.

.It's obvious the people prefer Jim Gettys to me.^ It's obvious the people prefer Jim Gettys to me.

.Leland: You talk about the people as though you owned them, as though they belong to you.^ Leland: You talk about the people as though you owned them, as though they belong to you.

^ I wanted to talk about you and Emily.

^ Leland : You talk about the people as though you owned them, as though they belong to you.
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Goodness. .As long as I can remember, you've talked about giving the people their rights, as if you can make them a present of Liberty, as a reward for services rendered...Remember the working man?^ You people work too fast for me!

^ And you are so totally right about this.
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^ I wanted to talk about you and Emily.

.Charles: I'll get drunk too, Jedediah, if it'll do any good.^ Charles : I'll get drunk too, Jedediah, if it'll do any good.
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^ Remember the working man?    Kane: I'll get drunk too Jedediah, if it'll do any good.

.Leland: Aw, it won't do any good.^ Leland : Aw, it won't do any good.
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^ Leland: Aw, it won't do any good.

.Besides, you never get drunk.^ Besides, you never get drunk.

.You used to write an awful lot about the workingman...He's turning into something called organized labor.^ He's turning into something called organized labor.

^ You used to write an awful lot about the workingman.

^ You're not going to like that one little bit when you find out it means that your workingman expects something is his right, not as your gift!

.You're not going to like that one little bit when you find out it means that your workingman expects something is his right, not as your gift!^ You're not going to like that one little bit when you find out it means that your workingman expects something is his right, not as your gift!

^ You mind yours...Get out of here.

^ Did you ever find out what it means, Jerry?

.Charlie, when your precious underprivileged really get together, oh boy!^ Charlie, when your precious underprivileged really get together, oh boy!

.That's going to add up to something bigger than your privileges!^ That's going to add up to something bigger than your privileges!

^ And listen, when your precious underprivileged really get together - that's going to add up to something bigger than - than your privilege and then I don't know what you'll do - sail away to a desert island, probably, and lord it over the monkeys.

^ So he built one of his own - An absolute monarchy - It was something bigger than an opera house anyway - (calls) Nurse!

.Then I don't know what you'll do!^ Then I don't know what you'll do!

^ If you know of another release, why don't you tell us about it , so we can add it to our database.

^ When you find out they don't think they are, you'll lose interest.

.Sail away to a desert island probably and lord it over the monkeys!^ Sail away to a desert island probably and lord it over the monkeys!

^ And listen, when your precious underprivileged really get together - that's going to add up to something bigger than - than your privilege and then I don't know what you'll do - sail away to a desert island, probably, and lord it over the monkeys.

.Charles: I wouldn't worry about it too much, Jed.^ Xanadu and its private zoo]   Kane: I wouldn't worry about it too much, Jed.

.There'll probably be a few of them there to let me know when I do something wrong.^ There'll probably be a few of them there to let me know when I do something wrong.
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^ And listen, when your precious underprivileged really get together - that's going to add up to something bigger than - than your privilege and then I don't know what you'll do - sail away to a desert island, probably, and lord it over the monkeys.

^ Leland : There's always a chance, of course, that they'll change Mr. Kane, without his knowing it.
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.Leland: Mmm, you may not always be so lucky...You don't care about anything except you.^ Leland : Mmm, you may not always be so lucky...You don't care about anything except you.
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^ You never really give me anything that belongs to you, that you care about!
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^ Don't you think that explains anything?

.You just want to persuade people that you love 'em so much that they ought to love you back.^ You just want to persuade people that you love 'em so much that they ought to love you back.
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^ What you've decided I ought to have - what you'd want if you were me.

^ They don't want you.

.Only you want love on your own terms.^ You want to be loved - that's all you want!
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^ Not the way I think you want it - by your way.

^ Only you want love on your own terms.
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.Something to be played your way, according to your rules.^ Something to be played your way, according to your rules.
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^ LELAND You want love on your own terms, don't you, Charlie - (he stops - his back turned to Kane) Love according to your own rules.


[On Kane finishing Leland's bad review of Susan's opera singing]
Thompson: Everybody knows that story, Mr. Leland. But why did he do it? .How could a man write a notice like that?^ How could a man write a notice like that?
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^ Oh, I don't blame Susie - THOMPSON Well, then, how could he write that roast?

^ He thought that by finishing that notice, he could show me he was an honest man.

.Leland: You just don't know Charlie.^ Leland : You just don't know Charlie.
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^ I wish I could tell you where Leland is, but I don't know myself.

^ Then I don't know what you'll do!
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.He thought that by finishing that notice he could show me he was an honest man.^ He thought that by finishing that notice, he could show me he was an honest man.

.He was always trying to prove something.^ That was trying to prove something."

^ He was always trying to prove something.

.The whole thing about Susie being an opera singer, that was trying to prove something.^ That was trying to prove something."

^ That whole thing about Susan being an opera singer.

^ He was always trying to prove something.
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.You know what the headline was the day before the election, "Candidate Kane found in love nest with quote, singer, unquote."^ How do you know you haven't done them before?

^ You know what the headline was the day before the election, "Candidate Kane found in love nest with quote, singer, unquote."
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^ In 1968, he told Peter Bogdanovich, "You know, the real story of Hearst is quite different from Kane's.
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He was gonna take the quotes off the singer.

.Thompson: He made an awful lot of money.^ That man was the biggest darn fool I ever met - THOMPSON He made an awful lot of money.

^ BERNSTEIN It's not trick to make an awful lot of money if all you want is to make a lot of money.

.Bernstein: Well, it's no trick to make a lot of money...^ BERNSTEIN It's not trick to make an awful lot of money if all you want is to make a lot of money.

^ She is impressed by his ability to make shadows on the wall come alive: "Gee, you know an awful lot of tricks.

^ Growing up I always wanted a job that would make me lots of money so one day I would be as wealthy as Charles Kane.
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if all you want to do is make a lot of money.

.Emily: He happens to be the president, Charles, not you.^ EMILY I don't see what else you can do, Charles.

^ EMILY I'm sending Junior home in the car, Charles - with Oliver - KANE But I'd arranged to go home with you myself.

^ And if you think - if any of you think - EMILY You decided what you were going to do, Charles - some time ago.

.Charles: That's a mistake that will be corrected one of these days.^ Charles : That's a mistake that will be corrected one of these days.
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^ I hope we can have lunch one of these days."
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^ Charles: That's a mistake that will be corrected one of these days.
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Reporter: [Asking about the potential for war in Europe] Isn't that correct?
.Charles: Don't believe everything you hear on the radio.^ Charles : Everything you hate.
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^ Charles : Don't believe everything you hear on the radio.
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^ EMILY I don't see what else you can do, Charles.

Read the 'Inquirer'!
.Reporter: How did you find business conditions in Europe?^ Did you find what you were looking for?

^ BTW, how the hell did your friend come around to finding this?
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^ Did you ever find out what it means, Jerry?

Charles: How did I find business conditions in Europe, Mr. Bones? With great difficulty. [He laughs heartily]
Reporter: You glad to be back, Mr. Kane?
.Charles: I'm always glad to be back, young man.^ Charles : I'm always glad to be back, young man.
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I'm an American. Always been an American. Anything else? When I was a reporter, we asked them quicker than that. .Come on, young fella.^ Come on, young fella.
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.Reporter: What do you think of the chances for war in Europe?^ Come to think of it, I don't blame you for not wanting to be a war correspondent.

^ But do you think if it hadn't been for that war of Mr. Kanes', we'd have the Panama Canal?"

.Charles: I've talked with the responsible leaders of the Great Powers - England, France, Germany, and Italy - they're too intelligent to embark on a project which would mean the end of civilization as we now know it.^ Charles : I've talked with the responsible leaders of the Great Powers - England, France, Germany, and Italy - they're too intelligent to embark on a project which would mean the end of civilization as we now know it.
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  • Citizen Kane - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ He understood their desire to control projects and he knew they were expecting him to do an exciting film that would correspond to his The War of the Worlds radio broadcast.
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^ They're - KANE The trouble is, Mr. Thatcher, you don't realize you're talking to two people.

.You can take my word for it.^ You can take my word for it.
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.There'll be no war.^ There is no war in Cuba.

^ There'll be no war.
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^ There is no war in Cuba, signed Wheeler."
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Walter Parks Thatcher: You're too old to be calling me Mr. Thatcher, Charles.
.Charles: You're too old to be called anything else.^ KANE As far as you're concerned, Susan, I've never wanted anything - I don't want anything now - except what you want.

^ And if anything goes wrong and you're hurt - then the game stops, and you've got to be soothed and nursed, no matter what else is happening - and no matter who else is hurt!

^ You're not really giving anything that belongs to you, that you care about.


Charles: Hello, Jedediah.
.Leland: Hello, Charlie.^ LELAND Hello, Charlie - (another pause) I didn't know we were speaking.

.I didn't know we were speaking...^ Leland responds to Kane's greeting with: "I didn't know we were speaking."

.Charles: Sure, we're speaking, Jedediah: you're fired.^ KANE Sure, we're speaking, Brad - you're fired.

^ Thompson) You're absolutely sure you haven't got a cigar?

^ Kane doesn't want him to leave New York so soon: "I warn you Jedediah, you're not going to like it in Chicago.


Susan: ...My singin'. I'm through. .I never wanted to do it in the first place.^ I never wanted to do it in the first place."

.Charles: You will continue with your singing, Susan.^ You will continue with your singing.

^ That you've packed your bags and ordered the car and - SUSAN - And left?

^ THATCHER I came to see you, Charles, about your - about the Enquirer's campaign against the Metropolitan Transfer Company.

.I don't propose to have myself made ridiculous.^ I don't propose to have myself made ridiculous."

^ SUSAN You don't propose to have yourself made ridiculous?

.Susan: You don't propose to have yourself made ridiculous?!^ Susan: You don't love me.

^ I don't propose to have myself made ridiculous."

^ SUSAN You don't propose to have yourself made ridiculous?

What about me? .I'm the one who's got to do the singin'. I'm the one who gets the razzberries.^ I'm the one who's got to do the singin'.

^ I'm the one who gets the raspberries.

^ I'm the one that gets the razzberries.

.Why don't you let me alone?^ SUSAN Why don't you people let me alone?

^ Why don't you go?

^ Why don't you people leave me alone?


.Susan: Oh sure, you give me things.^ SUSAN (bashful) Oh, you wouldn't want to hear me sing.

^ SUSAN Oh, I'm sick and tired of you telling me what I must and what I musn't do!

^ You never really give me anything that belongs to you, that you care about!    Kane: Susan, I want you to stop this.

.But that don't mean anything to you.^ Don't you think that explains anything?

^ If you don't mean it, keep it to yourself.
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^ KANE As far as you're concerned, Susan, I've never wanted anything - I don't want anything now - except what you want.

.Charles: You're in a tent, darling.^ Kane's face) Oh, I know I always say I mean it, and then I don't - or you get me so I don't do what I say I'm going to - but - KANE (interrupting) You're in a tent, darling.

^ But that don't mean anything to you.    Kane: You're in a tent, darling.

You aren't at home. .I can hear you very well if you speak in a normal tone of voice.^ And I can hear you very well if you just talk in a normal tone of voice.

^ I can hear you very well if you speak in a normal tone of voice.

^ You know, Mr. Bernstein, if I hadn't been very rich, I might have been a really great man...I think I did pretty well under the circumstances."

.Susan: What's the difference between giving me a bracelet or giving somebody else a hundred thousand dollars for a statue you're gonna keep crated up and never even look at?^ Maybe I'll re-read it so I can keep up with you.
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^ What's the difference between giving me a bracelet or giving somebody else a hundred thousand dollars for a statue you're going to keep crated up and never look at?

^ Susan: What's the difference between giving me a bracelet or giving somebody else a hundred thousand dollars for a statue you're going to keep crated up and never even look at?

.It's just money, it doesn't mean anything!^ Doesn't mean anything!

^ You don't know what it means to know that people are...the whole audience just doesn't want you."

.You never really give me anything that belongs to you, that you care about!^ You never really give me anything that belongs to you, that you care about!    Kane: Susan, I want you to stop this.

^ We didn't really have anything to fight about.

^ You've never given me anything.

.Charles: Susan, I want you to stop this.^ SUSAN You can't stop me.

^ SUSAN What you want me to want, you mean.

^ KANE (he has risen) Susan, I want you to stop this.

Susan: I'm not gonna stop it.
Charles: Right now!
.Susan: You never gave me anything in your whole life.^ Susan: You never gave me anything in your whole life.

^ He never - gave himself away - He never gave anything away.

^ You've never given me anything.

.You just tried to bribe me into giving you something.^ You've tried to buy me into giving you something.

^ You just tried to buy me into giving you something.    Kane: Susan!

^ You see, he just didn't have any to give.

Charles: Susan!

.Charles: ...Whatever I do, I do because I love you.^ Whatever I do - I do - because I love you.

^ (Kane stands up, looming enormously over her)...Whatever I do, I do because I love you.

.Susan: You don't love me.^ Susan: You don't love me.

^ You don't love anybody!

^ JnS1973 November 5, 2009 1:00 PM BIZZARO...I don't blame you for loving me.
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.You want me to love you.^ You want to be loved - that's all you want!

^ You want me to love you.

^ You just want to persuade people that you love 'em so much that they ought to love you back.

.[She mimicks him] 'Sure, I'm Charles Foster Kane.^ The portrayal of Welles’s character, Charles Foster Kane was a fair one.
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^ In journalism's history, other names are honored more than Charles Foster Kane's, more justly revered.

^ However, I did enjoy the film's style and how the audience learns more about Charles Foster Kane.
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.Whatever you want, just name it and it's yours.^ Whatever you want, just name it and it's yours.'

^ Whatever you want - just name it and it's yours!

^ Not the way I think you want it - by your way.

.But you've gotta love me!'^ But you've gotta love me!

[Kane slaps her.]
.Susan: Don't tell me you're sorry.^ Don't tell me you're sorry.

^ Susan: You don't love me.

^ I never knew till this minute - KANE Susan, it seems to me - SUSAN Don't tell me you're sorry.

Charles: I'm not sorry.

[Susan is leaving Kane]
.Susan: Goodbye Charlie.^ SUSAN Goodbye, Charlie.

^ Susan: Goodbye Charlie.    Kane: Susan.

Charles: Susan. .Please don't go.^ Please don't go.

No. Please, Susan. .From now on, everything will be exactly the way you want it to be, not the way I think you want it, but - your way.^ From now on, everything will be exactly the way you want it to be, not the way I think you want it, but your way...You can't do this to me!

^ Always remember where you came from, your root, so you won't lose yourself and your way in life.
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^ But I think you are narrowing your views with Kane.
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.You mustn't go.^ You mustn't go!

^ KANE You mustn't go, Susan.

You can't do this to me!
Susan: I see. So it's you that this is being done to. It's not me at all. Not what it means to me. [laughs] I can't do this to you? [odd smile] Oh, yes I can.

Reporter 1: What's that?
Reporter 2: Another Venus.
.Reporter 1: Twenty-five thousand bucks.^ REILLY It was for twenty-five thousand dollars.

.That's a lot of money to pay for a dame without a head.^ ASSISTANT (patting the statue on the fanny) That's a lot of money to pay for a dame without a head.


.Female reporter: If you could've found out what Rosebud meant, I bet that would've explained everything.^ I was unaware of what "rosebud" meant until they explained it at the end of the movie.
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^ Thompson immediately asks his essential question: "We thought maybe if we could find out what he meant by his last words, as he was dying."

^ At the end of the movie when class was almost over and people were leaving, I could not make myself leave without finding out the significance of "Rosebud".
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Thompson: No, I don't think so; no. Mr. Kane was a man who got everything he wanted and then lost it. .Maybe Rosebud was something he couldn't get, or something he lost.^ Maybe Rosebud was something he couldn't get or lost.

^ Maybe Rosebud was something he couldn't get or something he lost.

^ Thompson's eyes) I guess he didn't make her very happy - (a pause) You know, I was thinking - that Rosebud you're trying to find out about - THOMPSON Yes - BERNSTEIN Maybe that was something he lost.

.Anyway, it wouldn't have explained anything...^ Anyway, it wouldn't have explained anything.

.I don't think any word can explain a man's life.^ Don't you think that explains anything?

^ I don't think any word explains a man's life.

^ No, I don't think it explains anything.

.No, I guess Rosebud is just a...^ No - I guess Rosebud is just a piece in a jigsaw puzzle - a missing piece.

^ No, I guess Rosebud is just a piece in a jigsaw puzzle - a missing piece.

piece in a jigsaw puzzle... a missing piece.

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  • It's Terrific!
  • Everybody's talking about it!
  • The classic story of power and the press.
  • I hate him!^ It seems like everyone pretends to 'get it', but they really don't, and we all know we don't 'get it' and we all talk about how we hate it but it still seems to be hailed by some people somewhere that we don't know.
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    ^ He's been loved and hated and talked about as much as any man in our time - but when he comes to die, he's got something on his mind called "Rosebud."

    ^ ROGERS The story about him and Miss Alexander, Mrs. Kane.

    I love him! He's a scoundrel! He's a saint! He's crazy! He's a genius!
  • Some called him a hero. Others called him a heel...

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Citizen Kane
Directed by Orson Welles
Produced by Orson Welles
Richard Baer (associate - uncredited)
Written by Orson Welles
Herman J. Mankiewicz
Distributed by RKO Radio Pictures (theatrical)
Paramount Pictures (1991 re-release)
Warner Bros. (DVD)
Running time 119
Country United States
Language English
Budget $686,033 (estimated)
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Citizen Kane is a movie from 1941, starring the famous Orson Welles in his first full-length movie. There are rumours that the story of the movie is based on the life of famous business people William Randolph Hearst, Howard Hughes and Samuel Insull. Welles said that his character, Kane, is based on more than one famous person. In 1974's F for Fake, he said that Kane was going to be based on Hughes, but he was later inspired by Hearst.

For this movie Orson Welles worked closely with his cinematographer Gregg Toland. The cinematographer is the person in charge of the camera and the lights. Together, they worked on a new style called "deep focus." Usually, if something close to the camera is in focus, something that is far away is out of focus. In the deep focus style, every object is in focus at the same time.

Its working title (the name of a movie used before it is finished) was RKO 281.

Many have called Citizen Kane the best movie of all time. In 1998, it was number one on the American Film Institute's list of 100 Years... 100 Movies.

The movie in some ways is like 1933's The Power and the Glory.

The last living crew member was director Robert Wise (also known for making 1965's The Sound of Music). He died on September 14, 2005.

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