Questions tagged [citizen-kane]

Relates to the film by Orson Welles concerning the life of a newspaper owner, politician and magnate as presented through the eyes of an investigative reporter.

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How did anyone know Charles Kane's last words?

In the film "Citizen Kane", the entire plot revolves around a journalist attempting to find out the meaning of a billionaire's last words... "Rose Bud". However, at the beginning of the film - the ...
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What's with the “cockatoo jump scare” in Citizen Kane?

Youtube link to just before this "jump scare" happens According to the internet, this painfully loud screech was Welles' attempt to wake up the viewer. For me it was a complete immersion breaker in ...
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What is so good and unique about Citizen Kane?

Citizen Kane is the best movie on AFI's 100 YEARS...100 MOVIES, second best on BFI's The Top 50 Greatest Films of All Time and has score a 100% on Rotten Tomatoes. But I for myself cannot comprehend ...
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In “Citizen Kane” does Bernstein purposely take a tumble into the newspaper office?

The "Citizen Kane" scene that shows Kane's first day at the newspaper includes a moment where Kane's assistant Bernstein enters the action by tumbling loudly into the room amid a collapsing pile of ...
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What is rosebud?

In the movie Citizen Kane, what is the significance of rosebud? Or is its insignificance a significance? Or has the director achieved what might sound similar to John Travolta's misdirection in the ...