The classic story of power and the press.
Orson Welles' first film, often regarded as the greatest and most influential movie of all time for its innovative use of cinematography, narrative structure and sound. Welles is Charles Foster Kane - a character based on William Randolph Hearst - an isolated, wealthy media mogul who dies uttering the words "Rosebud...". Kane's death is major news and reporter Jerry (William Alland) investigates his life, told via flashbacks, and in particular the meaning behind his last spoken word.... More
The French New Wave critics were the first to identify Citizen Kane as a major landmark work. Sight & Sound's decennial poll of international critics, that ranks the world's best movies of all time, named it number one five times in a row (from 1962 to 2002). The American Film Institute also named it number one of their 100 best movies (in polls taken in 1998 and 2007).Hide