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Orson Welles Citizen Kane [videorecording].

by Welles, Orson [act]; Mankiewicz, Herman J. (Herman Jacob) [aus]; Toland, Gregg [cng]; Herrmann, Bernard [cmp]; Walker, Vernon L [pht]; Polglase, Van Nest [ard]; Wise, Robert [flm]; Fesler, Bailey [sds]; Stewart, James G [sds]; Stevenson, Edward (Edward M.) [cst]; Cotten, Joseph [act]; Comingore, Dorothy [act]; Moorehead, Agnes [act]; Warrick, Ruth [act]; Collins, Ray [act]; Sanford, Erskine [act]; Sloane, Everett [act]; Alland, William [act]; Stewart, Paul [act]; Coulouris, George [act]; Bonanova, Fortunio [act]; Schilling, Gus [act]; Van Zandt, Philip [act]; Backus, Georgia [act]; Shannon, Harry [act]; Bupp, Sonny [act]; Swan, Buddy [act]; Lennon, Thomas [pro]; Epstein, Michael [pro]; Cramer, Richard Ben [aus]; Drain, Margaret [pro]; McCullough, David G [hst]; Ross, Benjamin [drt]; Armstrong, Su [pro]; Scott, Ridley [pro]; Scott, Tony [pro]; Logan, John [aus]; Southon, Mike [cng]; Mackie, Alex [flm]; Altman, John [cmp]; Djurkovic, Maria [dsr]; Meachem, Stewart [cst]; Schreiber, Liev [act]; Cromwell, James [act]; Griffith, Melanie [act]; Malkovich, John [act]; Cunningham, Liam [act]; Suchet, David [act]; Shaw, Fiona [act]; Hille, Anastasia [act]; Blethyn, Brenda [act]; Scheider, Roy [act]; RKO Radio Pictures; Mercury Theatre; Lennon Documentary Group; WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.); HBO Pictures; Scott Free Productions; Warner Home Video (Firm).
Material type: materialTypeLabelVisual materialPublisher: [Burbank, Calif.] : Warner Home Video, [2011]Edition: 70th anniversary ed. ; 3-disc ultimate collector's ed.Description: 3 videodiscs (315 min.) : sd., b&w, col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 15 lobby cards (18 x 13 cm.) + 1 souvenir booklet ([20] p. ; ill. ; 18 cm.) + 1 book ([52] p. : ill. ; 14 x 19 cm.).ISBN: 0780674952; 9780780674950.Language note: Citizen Kane: In English, dubbed Spanish or dubbed Portuguese with optional English SDH, French, Spanish or Portuguese subtitles. Battle over Citizen Kane: In English with optional English subtitles; closed-captioned. RKO 281: In English or dubbed Spanish with optional English, French, or Spanish subtitles.Title notes: $49.99 7/8/2016 (cw)Other title: Citizen Kane.Uniform titles: Citizen Kane (Motion picture); American experience (Television program).Subject(s): Publishers and publishing -- Drama | Newspaper publishing -- United States -- Drama | Men -- United States -- Drama | Citizen Kane (Motion picture) | Welles, Orson, 1915-1985 | Welles, Orson, 1915-1985 | Citizen Kane (Motion picture) | United States | DVD-Video discs | Drama | Detective and mystery films | Video recordings for the hearing impaired | Detective and mystery films | Drama | Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Contents:
Citizen Kane / an RKO Radio Picture ; a Mercury production by Orson Welles ; original screen play, Herman J. Mankiewicz, Orson Welles ; direction/production, Orson Welles ; photography, Gregg Toland (119 min., 1941) -- The battle over Citizen Kane / produced by Thomas Lennon, Michael Epstein ; written by Richard Ben Cramer & Thomas Lennon ; executive producer, Margaret Drain ; a Lennon Documentary Group film ; WGBH Boston (113 min., 1996) -- RKO 281 / HBO Pictures presents in association with WGBH Boston a Scott Free Production ; a Benjamin Ross film ; produced by Su Armstrong ; executive producers, Ridley Scott, Tony Scott ; written by John Logan ; directed by Benjamin Ross (83 min., 1999).
Cast: Citizen Kane: Joseph Cotten, Dorothy Comingore, Agnes Moorehead, Ruth Warrick, Ray Collins, Erskine Sanford, Everett Sloane, William Alland, Paul Stewart, George Coulouris, Fortunio Bonanova, Gus Schilling, Philip Van Zandt, Georgia Backus, Harry Shannon, Sonny Bupp, Buddy Swan, Orson Welles.Battle over Citizen Kane: host, David McCullough ; narrated by Richard Ben Cramer.Cast: RKO 281: Liev Schreiber, James Cromwell, Melanie Griffith, John Malkovich, Liam Cunningham, David Suchet, Fiona Shaw, Anastasia Hille, Brenda Blethyn, Roy Scheider.Summary: Citizen Kane: Following the death of a publishing tycoon, news reporters scramble to discover the meaning of his final utterance. The battle over Citizen Kane: American experience documentary about the making of Citizen Kane and Orson Welles estate. RKO 281: Orson Welles produces his greatest film, Citizen Kane, despite the opposition of the film's de facto subject, William Randolph Hearst.
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Orson Welles first feature film -- which he directed, produced, and co-wrote, as well as playing the title role -- proved to be his most important and influential work, a ground-breaking drama loosely based on the life of William Randolph Hearst which is frequently cited as the finest American film ever made. Aging newspaper magnate Charles Foster Kane (Orson Welles) dies in his sprawling Florida estate after uttering a single, enigmatic final word -- "Rosebud" -- and newsreel producer Rawlston (Phil Van Zandt) sends reporter Jerry Thompson (William Alland) out with the assignment of uncovering the meaning behind the great man's dying thought. As Thompson interviews Kane's friends, family, and associates, we learn the facts of Kane's eventful and ultimately tragic life: his abandonment by his parents (Agnes Moorehead and Harry Shannon) after he becomes the heir to a silver mine; his angry conflicts with his guardian, master financier Walter Parks Thatcher (George Coulouris); his impulsive decision that "it would be fun to run a newspaper" with the help of school chum Jedediah Leland (Joseph Cotten) and loyal assistant Mr. Bernstein (Everett Sloane); his rise from scandal sheet publisher to the owner of America's largest and most influential newspaper chain; his marriage to socially prominent Emily Norton (Ruth Warrick), whose uncle is the President of the United States; Kane's ambitious bid for public office, which is dashed along with his marriage when his opponent, corrupt political boss Jim Gettys (Ray Collins), reveals that Kane is having an affair with aspiring vocalist Susan Alexander (Dorothy Comingore); Kane's vain attempts to promote second wife Alexander as an opera star; and his final, self-imposed exile to a massive and never-completed pleasure palace called Xanadu. While Citizen Kane was a film full of distinguished debuts -- along with Welles, it was the first feature for Joseph Cotten, Everett Sloane, Ray Collins, Agnes Moorehead, and Ruth Warrick -- the only Academy Award it received was for Best Original Screenplay, for which Welles shared credit with veteran screenwriter Herman Mankiewicz. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

DVD; Region 1, NTSC; full screen presentation (Citizen Kane & Battle over Citizen Kane); widescreen presentation (RKO 281); DTS 5.1 surround, Dolby surround, stereo, mono.

Citizen Kane: In English, dubbed Spanish or dubbed Portuguese with optional English SDH, French, Spanish or Portuguese subtitles. Battle over Citizen Kane: In English with optional English subtitles; closed-captioned. RKO 281: In English or dubbed Spanish with optional English, French, or Spanish subtitles.

Citizen Kane: Joseph Cotten, Dorothy Comingore, Agnes Moorehead, Ruth Warrick, Ray Collins, Erskine Sanford, Everett Sloane, William Alland, Paul Stewart, George Coulouris, Fortunio Bonanova, Gus Schilling, Philip Van Zandt, Georgia Backus, Harry Shannon, Sonny Bupp, Buddy Swan, Orson Welles.

Battle over Citizen Kane: host, David McCullough ; narrated by Richard Ben Cramer.

RKO 281: Liev Schreiber, James Cromwell, Melanie Griffith, John Malkovich, Liam Cunningham, David Suchet, Fiona Shaw, Anastasia Hille, Brenda Blethyn, Roy Scheider.

Citizen Kane: Music composed and conducted by Bernard Herrmann ; special effects, Vernon L. Walker ; art director, Van Nest Polglase ; editing, Robert Wise ; recording, Bailey Fesler, James G. Stewart ; costumes, Edward Stevenson. Battle over Citizen Kane: Edited by Ken Eluto ; directors of photography, Greg Andracke, Michael Chin ; original music composed and orchestrated by Brian Keane ; additional music by Maurice Wright. RKO 281: Costume designer, Stewart Meachem ; music by John Altman ; edited by Alex Mackie ; production designer, Maria Djurkovic ; director of photography, Mike Southon ; co-executive producers, Diane Minter Lewis, Chris Zarpas.

RKO 281 based in part on the documentary "The battle over Citizen Kane" from the American Experience.

Citizen Kane originally released as a motion picture in 1941.

The battle over Citizen Kane originally broadcast as an episode of the American experience in 1996.

RKO 281 originally broadcast as a television film in 1999 on HBO.

Rating: PG (Citizen Kane); Rating: R (RKO 281).

Citizen Kane: Following the death of a publishing tycoon, news reporters scramble to discover the meaning of his final utterance. The battle over Citizen Kane: American experience documentary about the making of Citizen Kane and Orson Welles estate. RKO 281: Orson Welles produces his greatest film, Citizen Kane, despite the opposition of the film's de facto subject, William Randolph Hearst.

Citizen Kane / an RKO Radio Picture ; a Mercury production by Orson Welles ; original screen play, Herman J. Mankiewicz, Orson Welles ; direction/production, Orson Welles ; photography, Gregg Toland (119 min., 1941) -- The battle over Citizen Kane / produced by Thomas Lennon, Michael Epstein ; written by Richard Ben Cramer & Thomas Lennon ; executive producer, Margaret Drain ; a Lennon Documentary Group film ; WGBH Boston (113 min., 1996) -- RKO 281 / HBO Pictures presents in association with WGBH Boston a Scott Free Production ; a Benjamin Ross film ; produced by Su Armstrong ; executive producers, Ridley Scott, Tony Scott ; written by John Logan ; directed by Benjamin Ross (83 min., 1999).

Special features: Disc 1. Commentary by Peter Bogdanovich; Commentary by Roger Ebert; "Opening: World Premiere of Citizen Kane" featurette; Interview with Ruth Warrick; Interview with Robert Wise; Deleted scenes; Ad campaign, Press book, Opening night; Theatrical trailer. Disc 2. Welles filmography; Web link. Disc 3. Cast and crew biographies (Liev Schreiber, James Cromwell, Melanie Griffith, John Malkovich, Brenda Blethyn, Roy Scheider, Benjamin Ross, John Logan).

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