CITIZEN KANE

The American newspaper mogul Charles Foster Kane dies in 1941 in his monstrous castle Xanadu. As a snow globe falls from his hand to the floor and breaks into pieces, his last word is “rosebud“. What did he mean by this? Thompson, a newsreel journalist, tries to find out the meaning of rosebud, hoping to discover something special about the editor’s death. Orson Welles set new standards with this film, whose construction as well as camera work and lighting are revolutionary.

 

USA 1941
Regie: Orson Welles
119 min, 35mm, schwarzweiß, OF mit dt. UT

2010, Archive, Retrospektive

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