CITIZEN KANE

Director Orson Welles
Year 1941
Starring Orson Welles, Joseph Cotton, Dorothy Comingore
Run Time 119min
More Info IMDb

Orson Welles was only 25 when he directed this masterpiece, and it remains one of the most phenomenal motion pictures ever made. Welles stars as Charles Foster Kane, a ruthless man who built a newspaper publishing empire at the cost of his own happiness. Trailblazing in so many respects, from Gregg Toland’s complex camera and lighting to Bernard Herrmann’s score to one of the finest ensemble casts (including Joseph Cotten, Everett Sloane and Agnes Moorehead) ever assembled. It's become a dry truism that CITIZEN KANE is the greatest film ever made, but to experience it on screen is a reminder of how vital a piece of art it really is. Even endless universal accolades and pedestal placing can't dull it's radical genius.

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