A group of reporters are trying to decipher the last word ever spoken by Charles Foster Kane, the millionaire newspaper tycoon: "Rosebud". The film begins with a news reel detailing Kane's life for the masses, and then from there, we are shown flashbacks from Kane's life. As the reporters investigate further, the viewers see a display of a fascinating man's rise to fame, and how he eventually fell off the top of the world.Written by
The reporter Jerry Thompson's (William Alland) face is never fully seen. It is always in the shadows. See more »
When Kane's second wife is recounting the moment she left him, the suitcase that is open on the bed has frills on the inside. When we hear the butler continue the story, Kane walks back towards the suitcase to close it, and the frills are gone. See more »
In a very rare move the director's credit is shown on the same card as the cinematographer's. This was Orson Welles's personal decision to show his thanks to cinematographer Toland for his enormous contributions to the film, meaning equal rights. See more »
Some of the Turner prints have the famous RKO logo removed and replaced with the Turner logo. See more »
Citizen Kane is the perfect film. The story is so detailed, yet told magnificently in just two hours. The meaning of the word Rosebud is something that makes you think about your own life, and what the meaning of love means to you. Charles Foster Kane (Orson Welles) is a nasty, greedy old man who wants nothing in this world but to please himself. The fact that he can't love anyone is a wonderful touch to the already wonderfully filmed movie. I've seen this movie four times on video, and I'll see it again and again. ****
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