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Citizen Kane, 1941

Citizen Kane
Directed by: Orson Welles
Written by: Orson Welles
Language:  English
Country:  USA
Runtime:  119 min
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Citizen Kane can be described as clever, gloomy, and stylized. The plot revolves around a rise to the top, media, and human nature. The main genres are drama and period. In terms of style, Citizen Kane is nonlinear, is a film in a film, and is episodic. In approach, it is serious and realistic. The storytelling is slow paced. Citizen Kane is located in the USA. It takes place in the 1920s and in the 1930s. Visually, it is black and white. Citizen Kane has received attention for being groundbreaking, original, and a classic.

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Citizen Kane (1941)
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CITIZEN KANE is Orson Welles's greatest achievement--and a landmark of cinema history. The story charts... more

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Language: English
Country: USA
Release date: 5 September 1941
Runtime: 119 min
Awards: Academy Awards

Awards

Orson Welles for Best Original Screenplay at the 1941 Academy Awards
Herman J. Mankiewicz for Best Original Screenplay at the 1941 Academy Awards

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Joseph Cotten Joseph Cotten As Jedediah Leland
Everett Sloane Everett Sloane As Mr. Bernstein
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Don't see it before you mature
I was wrong in seeing the film for the first time as a teenager (14-15). I wasn't mature enough to grasp the meaning of the movie and the entire plot. Because of that view, I've been under the impression that the film is strange and...
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22.June.2010 |  by: Guy
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This movie is crap. The acting is horrible and the camerawork flatly stinks. All of the so-called "meaning" that the art snobs want to inject into this film is totally irrelavent. I'm sure that you could explain that Ed Wood...
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a masterpiece
There's nothing new I can say about this film. visually, it's a masterpiece (and should I mention the famous scene where the little boy is playing outside in the snow?). The story is good and the ending is emotional. I really loved the nonlinear...
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