CIT­I­ZEN KANE

Geelong Advertiser - TV Guide - - MOVIES -

ABC1, Sun­day, 11.45pm, G ( 1941)

For many, Cit­i­zen Kane did for cin­ema what The Bea­tles did for mu­sic. With its sim­ple story – the life of a mys­te­ri­ous me­dia baron is told in flash­back style with a reporter in­ves­ti­gat­ing the cir­cum­stances sur­round­ing the man’s death – star, pro­ducer, di­rec­tor and co- writer Or­son Welles ( above) en­light­ened film­go­ers about the in­fi­nite power of the cam­era and the stu­dio when used to op­ti­mum de­gree with im­mac­u­late script­ing and fine ac­tors. All th­ese facets of film­mak­ing have rarely been matched – Paul Thomas An­der­son’s There Will Be Blood, which has drawn strong com­par­isons to this clas­sic, is one of the few ex­cep­tions.

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