Paramount at the Movies Presents: Citizen Kane [PG]
Movies | 11/12/2022 | 7:30PM
Wearing a mask while inside the Theater is optional.
When a reporter is assigned to decipher newspaper magnate Charles Foster Kane’s dying words, his investigation gradually reveals the fascinating portrait of a complex man who rose from obscurity to staggering heights. Though the people who knew him best shed fragments of light on Kane’s life, the reporter fears he may never penetrate the mystery of the elusive man’s final word: “Rosebud.”
Image credits: © Warner Bros. Pictures
Description and facts: IMDB
Did you know?
- Despite all the publicity, the film was a box-office flop and was quickly consigned to the RKO vaults. At 1941’s Academy Awards the film was booed every time one of its nine nominations was announced. It was only re-released to the public in the mid-’50s.
- The camera looks up at Charles Foster Kane and his best friend Jedediah Leland and down at weaker characters like Susan Alexander Kane. This was a technique that Orson Welles borrowed from John Ford who had used it two years previously on Stagecoach (1939). Welles privately watched Stagecoach (1939) about 40 times while making this film.
- The opening scene in a darkened theater (after the newsreel) is played by all the main male characters from the rest of the film, including Joseph Cotten and Orson Welles.
- When Kane’s mother, father, and Thatcher walk from the living room into the kitchen, they sit down at a table. For a second, you can see Thatcher’s hat jiggle a few inches and then be still again. This is mainly because the camera had to move through the table to do the shot. When the camera went into the kitchen, the table split in two, and then reassembled itself just in time for Agnes Moorehead to sit down in the chair.
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