Wednesday, 20 December 2017

'CITIZEN KANE'..75 Years!

Filmmaker-actor Orson Welles!
One of the all time greatest films..'Citizen Kane' (1941) completed 75 years!

Birth centenary completed American filmmaker-actor Orson Welles's first feature film 'Citizen Kane' focused on the media, power & politics! After the Broadway success of 'Mercury Theatre'..Welles wrote this film! Story investigate the newspaper tycoon's life, yellow journalism & power game!
Newspaper office scene of 'Citizen Kane'!

The story of this film narrated principally through flashback and by the research of newsreel reporter seeking to solve the mystery of the media tycoon's dying words! As a director Orson Welles tried to create a new style of film making for it by studying various forms!
One of the great (meaningful) scenes from 'Citizen Kane'!

The docu-drama kind structure of this film effectively cinematographed by Gregg Toland who did experiments with lenses & used deep focus! And famous Robert Wise edited this film which had music by Bernard Herrmann!
Orsen Welles directing film!

Orsen Welles himself played the main role of Kane in it with artist Joseph Cotton, Ruth Warrick, Agnes Moorehead, Dorothy Comingore, Everethy Sloane, Ray Collins, George Coulouris, Paul Stewart, Erskine Sanford & William Alland!

Orsen Wells & Ruth Warrick in 'Citizen Kane'!

'Citizen Kane' won 'Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay' which Welles wrote with Herman Mankiewicz! It got 'New York Film Critics Circle Award' & 'National Board of Review's Best Film of 1941'! Renowned critics like Andre Bazin praised this film internationally!

- Manoj Kulkarni
['Chitrasrushti, Pune, India]

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