Citizen Kane
Monday, 16 August 2010

Orson Welles. USA. 1942. 119 mins. Black & white. Cert U. New print.

Top of many a critic’s list of ‘best films ever’ for many decades, Welles’s extraordinary story of Charles Foster Kane, newspaper proprietor, has been taken as raising cinematic art to new, breathtaking heights in directing, editing, camera-work and cinematography. Be stunned. And yet the mystery remains: Who heard Kane say ‘Rosebud’?

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