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The Resource Citizen Kane, an RKO Radio Picture ; a Mercury production by Orson Welles ; original screen play, Herman J. Mankiewicz, Orson Welles ; direction-production, Orson Welles, (videorecording)

Citizen Kane, an RKO Radio Picture ; a Mercury production by Orson Welles ; original screen play, Herman J. Mankiewicz, Orson Welles ; direction-production, Orson Welles, (videorecording)

Label
Citizen Kane
Title
Citizen Kane
Statement of responsibility
an RKO Radio Picture ; a Mercury production by Orson Welles ; original screen play, Herman J. Mankiewicz, Orson Welles ; direction-production, Orson Welles
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • por
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
  • Citizen Kane: The story of Charles Foster Kane, a newspaper tycoon whose life is investigated by a magazine reporter trying to discover the meaning of Kane's dying word: "Rosebud"
  • The battle over Citizen Kane: Examines the lives of William Randolph Hearst, the powerful newspaper magnate, and director/actor, Orson Welles as they clashed over Welles first film: "Citizen Kane". Hearst's reaction upon learning about the film, which portrayed him unfavorably, was to work to suppress it and destroy Welles. Major movie theater chains refused to show "Citizen Kane", and Welles' masterpiece virtually disappeared for almost 25 years. Never again would Orson Welles gain control of a major Hollywood production
Related
Member of
Additional physical form
Also issued on VHS.
Awards note
  • Academy Award for Best Writing, Original Screenplay (Mankiewicz & Welles), 1942
  • American Film Institute's 100 greatest American movies (2007 list) : #1
  • National Film Preservation Board (U.S.), 1989.
Cataloging source
TEF
Characteristic
videorecording
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  • Citizen Kane (Motion picture)
  • American experience (Television program)
Credits note
Photography, Gregg Toland ; editing, Robert Wise ; music composed and conducted by Bernard Herrmann
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: PG
Language note
  • In English; with optional subtitles in English, French, Portuguese or Spanish
  • Closed-captioned
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.C549 2001
PerformerNote
Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Dorothy Comingore, Agnes Moorehead, Ruth Warrick, Ray Collins, Erskine Sanford, Everett Sloane, William Alland, Paul Stewart, George Coulouris
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1915-1985
  • 1897-1953
  • 1905-1994
  • 1913-1971
  • 1906-1974
  • 1889-1965
  • 1885-1969
  • 1909-1965
  • 1916-1997
  • 1908-1986
  • 1903-1989
  • 1914-2005
  • 1911-1975
  • 1939-
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  • Welles, Orson
  • Mankiewicz, Herman J.
  • Cotten, Joseph
  • Comingore, Dorothy
  • Moorehead, Agnes
  • Warrick, Ruth
  • Collins, Ray
  • Sanford, Erskine
  • Sloane, Everett
  • Alland, William
  • Stewart, Paul
  • Coulouris, George
  • Toland, Gregg
  • Wise, Robert
  • Herrmann, Bernard
  • Bogdanovich, Peter
  • Ebert, Roger
  • Lennon, Thomas F.
  • Epstein, Michael
  • Cramer, Richard Ben
  • RKO Radio Pictures
  • Mercury Theatre
  • Lennon Documentary Group
  • WGBH Educational Foundation
  • Warner Home Video (Firm)
Runtime
119
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  • Publishers and publishing
  • Newspaper publishing
  • Academy Awards (Motion pictures)
  • National Film Preservation Board (U.S.)
Technique
live action
Label
Citizen Kane, an RKO Radio Picture ; a Mercury production by Orson Welles ; original screen play, Herman J. Mankiewicz, Orson Welles ; direction-production, Orson Welles, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1941
  • Special features (disc 1): optional audio commentary by filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich; optional audio commentary by film critic Roger Ebert; RKO/Pathe News newsreel footage from the New York premiere of the film (1 min.); theatrical trailer (4 min.); storyboard gallery; call sheet gallery; still gallery of memorable moments from the film & candid on-set photography; reconstructions of deleted scenes; advertising art gallery; excerpts from the souvenir program given to opening-night audiences at the New York and Los Angeles premieres; photographs from & correspondence concerning the New York premiere of the film; 4-part production notes ("In the beginning", "On the set", "Postscripts", "Awards and honors")
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Contents
Disc 1. Citizen Kane (119 min.) -- disc 2. The battle over Citizen Kane / hosted by David McCullough ; produced by Thomas Lennon, Michael Epstein ; written by Richard Ben Cramer & Thomas Lennon ; edited by Ken Eluto ; narrated by Richard Ben Cramer ; directors of photography, Greg Andracke, Michael Chin ; original music composed and orchestrated by Brian Keane ; a Lennon Documentary Group film for The American experience ; WGBH Educational Foundation ; (c1996, 113 min., col. with b&w sequences)
Control code
ocm48011132
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Two-disc special ed.; standard format.
Extent
2 videodiscs (119 min., 113 min.)
Isbn
9780780635203
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
053939656527
Other physical details
sd., b&w, col. with b&w sequences
Publisher number
T6565
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)48011132
System details
DVD, region 1; Dolby digital mono
Terms governing use
"For private home use in the USA and Canada only" -- Container.
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Citizen Kane, an RKO Radio Picture ; a Mercury production by Orson Welles ; original screen play, Herman J. Mankiewicz, Orson Welles ; direction-production, Orson Welles, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1941
  • Special features (disc 1): optional audio commentary by filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich; optional audio commentary by film critic Roger Ebert; RKO/Pathe News newsreel footage from the New York premiere of the film (1 min.); theatrical trailer (4 min.); storyboard gallery; call sheet gallery; still gallery of memorable moments from the film & candid on-set photography; reconstructions of deleted scenes; advertising art gallery; excerpts from the souvenir program given to opening-night audiences at the New York and Los Angeles premieres; photographs from & correspondence concerning the New York premiere of the film; 4-part production notes ("In the beginning", "On the set", "Postscripts", "Awards and honors")
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Contents
Disc 1. Citizen Kane (119 min.) -- disc 2. The battle over Citizen Kane / hosted by David McCullough ; produced by Thomas Lennon, Michael Epstein ; written by Richard Ben Cramer & Thomas Lennon ; edited by Ken Eluto ; narrated by Richard Ben Cramer ; directors of photography, Greg Andracke, Michael Chin ; original music composed and orchestrated by Brian Keane ; a Lennon Documentary Group film for The American experience ; WGBH Educational Foundation ; (c1996, 113 min., col. with b&w sequences)
Control code
ocm48011132
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Two-disc special ed.; standard format.
Extent
2 videodiscs (119 min., 113 min.)
Isbn
9780780635203
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
053939656527
Other physical details
sd., b&w, col. with b&w sequences
Publisher number
T6565
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)48011132
System details
DVD, region 1; Dolby digital mono
Terms governing use
"For private home use in the USA and Canada only" -- Container.
Video recording format
DVD

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