Thought for Friday

Orson Welles Citizen Kane

Orson Welles as Citizen Kane

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Orson Welles

From Wikipedia: George Orson Welles (May 6, 1915 – October 10, 1985), best known as Orson Welles, was an American film director, actor, theatre director, screenwriter, and producer, who worked extensively in film, theatre, television and radio. Noted for his innovative dramatic productions as well as his distinctive voice and personality, Welles is widely acknowledged as one of the most accomplished dramatic artists of the twentieth century, especially for his significant and influential early work—despite his notoriously contentious relationship with Hollywood.

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It’s been said before by many far more knowledgeable than I that Citizen Kane is one of the finest films ever made. If you’ve not seen it I would strongly recommend that you get hold of a copy and watch it. If you love film and cinematography together with a well-crafted story they don’t come much better than this.

Citizen Kane Film Poster

Citizen Kane Film Poster

I first saw Citizen Kane on late night TV years ago, (probably BBC2) and was bowled over by it. I now have remastered DVD and have watched it a couple of times. To watch a film more than once is rare for me but this movie fascinates me and Welles is superb as Kane. For me Citizen Kane was the best thing Welles ever did. His first movie and his finest work.

For those who would like to listen to his famous broadcast of War of the Worlds click here

Now just where on earth did I put that old sled?

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