Herman J. Mankiewicz, Orson Welles, Winner, Best Writing, Original Screenplay,Orson Welles, Nominee, Best Actor,Orson Welles, Nominee, Best Director,Orson Welles, Nominee, Best Picture,Bernard Herrmann, Nominee, Best Music, Scoring Of A Dramatic Picture
San Francisco Examiner
Citizen Kane...has the best of everything: a great director and star, innovative cinematography, dreamlike--even nightmarish--art direction, a sonorous musical score, a skillful screenplay...a psychological/narrative form that predates our contemporary "psycho-histories" by at least 40 years, and best of all, a memorial word that, when spoken, recalls the film out of thin air...
It is one of the miracles of cinema that in 1941 a first-time director, a cynical, hard-drinking writer, an innovative cinematographer, and a group of New York stage and radio actors were given the keys to a studio and total control, and made a masterpiece. Citizen Kane is more than a great movie; it is a gathering of all the lessons of the emerging era of sound...
DVD, Special Edition, English, French, Spanish, Subtitled, No Longer Produced
Warner Home Video
...the most sensational product of the U.S. movie industry.
...the best picture, the best actor, it lacks nothing.
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