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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 ...

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Oregonian

Jan 16, 2009

Remarkable in every way

Orson Welles did a remarkable job in the telling of this story of a man's life, and told from several points-of-view.

I guess it was even more remarkable when it first came out, because Mr. Welles was truly an auteur in making this movie.

I like "single voice" movies. I watched this, enthralled all the way through.

A great job by a great story teller.

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