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Title Citizen Kane [videorecording] / RKO Radio Pictures ; a Mercury production ; director/producer, Orson Welles ; screenplay, Herman J. Mankiewicz, Orson Welles. The battle over Citizen Kane / produced by Thomas Lennon, Michael Epstein ; written by Richard Ben Cramer & Thomas Lennon ; a Lennon Documentary Group film for the American experience ; WGBH Boston.

Imprint [S.l.] : Turner Entertainment, c1941.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Montrose Library DVD    CIT    Available
Edition Standard format.
Description 2 videodiscs (119 min., 113 min.): sd., b&w, col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Note DVD.
Rated PG.
Title from disc surface.
Feature film: Originally produced as a motion picture in 1941. Documentary: Originally broadcast as part of the PBS series the American experience in 1996.
Special features: Feature film: interactive menus ; scene selection ; theatrical trailer ; production notes ; filmmaker postscripts and awards data ; two feature-length audio commentaries ; one by Roger Ebert ; the other by Peter Bogdanovich ; 1941 movie premiere newsreel ; gallery of storyboards ; rare photos ; alternative ad campaigns ; studio correspondence ; call sheets, and other memorabilia. Documentary: Welles filmography.
Contents Citizen Kane (119 min.) -- The battle over Citizen Kane (113 min.)
Credits Feature film: Photography, Gregg Toland; editor, Robert Wise; music, Bernard Herrmann. Documentary: Directors of photography, Greg Andracke, Michael Chin; edited by Ken Eluto.
Performer Feature film: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotton, Dorothy Comingore, Agnes Moorehead, Everett Sloane. Documentary ; host and narrator, David McCullough ; narrated by Richard Ben Cramer ; music, Brian Keane.
Cast Host and narrator, David McCullough.
Summary Feature film: An all-powerful press magnate, Kane, dies in his fabulous castle Xanadu, his last word being "Rosebud", which leads a reporter to seek the meaning behind the word and find the meaning of Kane. Prominant publisher, William Randolph Hearst, saw the film as a thinly disguised version of his career and attempted to suppress it. Documentary: Looks at the lives and careers of Orson Welles and William Randolph Hearst, and how Hearst tried to surpress the film Citizen Kane and destroy Welles.
System Details DVD format; newly remastered picture and sound.
Dolby digital; feature film: English mono.; documentary: English stereo.
DVD player required.
Language Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
Soundtrack in English ; English, French, Spanish and Portugese subtitles available on feature film disc ; English subtitles available on documentary disc.
Subject Welles, Orson, 1915-1985
Hearst, William Randolph, 1863-1951.
Citizen Kane (Motion picture)
Motion pictures -- History
Motion picture industry -- California -- Hollywood -- History
Genre/Form Melodramas (Motion pictures)
Biographical films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Added Author Welles, Orson, 1915-1985
Mankiewicz, Herman J. (Herman Jacob), 1897-1953
Cotten, Joseph, 1905-1994
Comingore, Dorothy, 1913-1971.
Moorehead, Agnes, 1906-1974.
Sloane, Everett, 1909-1965.
McCullough, David G.
Lennon, Thomas, 1970-
Lennon Documentary Group
WGBH Educational Foundation.
WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)
RKO Radio Pictures
Mercury Productions.
Warner Home Video (Firm)
Added Title Citizen Kane ; The battle over Citizen Kane
ISBN 0780635205
Music No. T6565 Turner Entertainment

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