After a wealthy newspaper tycoon dies, reporters go through every possible source to discover the meaning behind his last words.
Citizen Kane (1941)
Directed by Orson Welles
Written by Herman J. Mankiewicz and Orson Welles
Starring Orson Welles, Dorothy Comingore,
Joseph Cotten, Ruth Warrick, Ray Collins, George Coulouris
Oscar Wins - Best Original Screenplay
Oscar Nominations - Best Picture, Best Actor (Orson Welles),
Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction, Best Sound Mixing, Best Film Editing, Best Original Score (Bernard Hermann)
Citizen Kane is widely considered to be the greatest movie of all time, and it's very easy to see why. This film is an incredible story of the costs of wealth and power and how the richest man in the world essentially has nothing. Orson Welles proved his resilience with this film and provided us with a landmark masterpiece that will have a tough time being ousted from the top ten.
While it does drag at times, it provides a highly intriguing narrative that leads to a great conclusion that is still talked about to this day. I doubt there is a movie buff that has not seen this film, but if there is, you might want to get with the program.