Citizen Kane - 1941
Movie: Citizen Kane - 1941
Director: Orson Welles
Synopsis: This classic mystery/drama, considered by many film critics to be the best movie ever made, follows the rise and fall of the life and career of Charles Foster Kane (Orson Welles), who is sent away by his mother (Agnes Morehead) to be raised by a banker. He begins adult life as the idealistic publisher of the Inquirer, gradually transforming through a failed political campaign for governor and two marriages into a reclusive, domineering, and unhappy old man. His dying word - "rosebud" - sets off a journalist's search for the meaning behind his last word.
Scene: Top: The reviews are in for his second wife Susan Alexander Kane (Dorothy Comingore) who is being presented as an opera singer in full production despite being an awful singer. Bottom: The reporter (William Alland) travels to Kane's Florida castle - Xanadu - to interview Raymond the butler (Paul Stewart).
Monogram: Top: Kane opens a letter from his old friend and theatre reviewer Jedediah Leland (Joseph Cotten). He is wearing a heavy velvet robe with a monogram K on the left pocket. Bottom: The closing shot of the film - the estate's iron gate with the imposing K at the top.
Contributed by: Noa Wiener, EmbroideryArts