This Month in Film History: “Citizen Kane” Premieres

Very few directors’ feature film debut been fraught with contentiousness and negative media coverage as Orson Welles’ Citizen Kane. The script, written by, Herman Mankiewitcz, told the story of fiction newspaper magnate Charles Foster Kane. In spite of the relentless media blitz against the film lead by William Randolph Hearst’s legion news  media conglomerate, Citizen Kane would premiere…

100 Most Important Film Directors of All Time #97. Orson Welles

100 Most Important Film Directors #97 Orson Welles Orson Welles’s stature in the world of cinema has benefitted from an obsessive literary cult that have elevated his work to dizzying heights.  Critics worldwide have praised his film Citizen Kane as one of the greatest films of all time. To this day, it remains at or…