Citizen Kane is the story of Charles Foster Kane, a highly publicized man who died alone in his paradise. Reporters were tasked to learn more about this famed man, particularly the mystery surrounding his last words.; hence they went and began interviewing people who have known the legend. However, seeing the film play in a flash back, did any of the people interviewed really know who Charles Foster Kane is? They all seem to know the man at one point of his life, and they have talked about his riches, his need for control, his determination to prove something. However, none of them really summed up who Charles Kane is - who was he like as a person, how he was behind closed doors, when business isn't the topic. Even his ex-wife, Susan Alexander, painted a different portrait of Kane.
Orson Welles portrayed his character really well, still leaving an air of mystery to have his audience try and figure him out. The film is interesting to watch because of the ease of the story, and it doesn't deter away from the character. Is it the greatest film ever made? I wouldn't call it that, but it doesn't mean that I didn't think highly of it.
Final Word: Worth watching, though I don't think of it of its accolade for now. Maybe if I watch it a couple more times.
Cast: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Dorothy Comingore
Director: Orson Welles