9 responses to “15 Facts About Orson Welles’ CITIZEN KANE”

  1. As Hearst was so extremely angered with the film, I am surprised the Castle screened the film. Would that not have angered William Randolph Hearst? Who benefited from the screening? I am also surprised there were only 60 attendees at the screening of the film.

  2. While the magnitude of the movie is beyond question.
    I still find it interesting that the entire premise revolves around “Rosebud”, his highly publicized dying last word that was uttered in an empty room for no one to hear.
    The nurse entered the room after his death.

    • To Sherman Goodrich –
      Yes quite. The butler also says he hears the dying word yet we don’t meet him until almost the end of the movie. It is still a wonderful film, though.

  3. One could speculate the nurse heard both’Rosebud’, and the snow globe fall to the floor which is why she rushed into the room.

  4. Top 10:
    1. Citizen Kane (1941)
    2. The Dark Knight (2008)
    3. Raiders Of The Lost Ark (1981)
    4. The Godfather (1972)
    5. Schindler’s List (1993)
    6. The Birth Of A Nation (1915)
    7. Pulp Fiction (1994)
    8. Do The Right Thing (1989)
    9. King Kong (1933)
    10. Fantasia (1940)

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