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Citizen Kane
Uniform Title:
Citizen Kane (Motion picture : 1941)
Two-disc special ed.; standard format.
Publication Information:
Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, c2001.
Physical Description:
2 videodiscs (119 min., 113 min.) : sd., b&w, col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
DVD format.

Originally produced as a motion picture in 1941.

Special features (disc 1): optional audio commentary by filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich; optional audio commentary by film critic Roger Ebert; RKO/Pathe News newsreel footage from the New York premiere of the film (1 min.); theatrical trailer (4 min.); storyboard gallery; call sheet gallery; still gallery of memorable moments from the film & candid on-set photography; reconstructions of deleted scenes; advertising art gallery; excerpts from the souvenir program given to opening-night audiences at the New York and Los Angeles premieres; photographs from & correspondence concerning the New York premiere of the film; 4-part production notes ("In the beginning", "On the set", "Postscripts", "Awards and honors").
Disc 1. Citizen Kane (119 min.) -- disc 2. The battle over Citizen Kane / hosted by David McCullough ; produced by Thomas Lennon, Michael Epstein ; written by Richard Ben Cramer & Thomas Lennon ; edited by Ken Eluto ; narrated by Richard Ben Cramer ; directors of photography, Greg Andracke, Michael Chin ; original music composed and orchestrated by Brian Keane ; a Lennon Documentary Group film for The American experience ; WGBH Educational Foundation ; (c1996, 113 min., col. with b&w sequences).
Citizen Kane: The story of Charles Foster Kane, a newspaper tycoon whose life is investigated by a magazine reporter trying to discover the meaning of Kane's dying word: "Rosebud".

The battle over Citizen Kane: Examines the lives of William Randolph Hearst, the powerful newspaper magnate, and director/actor, Orson Welles as they clashed over Welles first film: "Citizen Kane". Hearst's reaction upon learning about the film, which portrayed him unfavorably, was to work to suppress it and destroy Welles. Major movie theater chains refused to show "Citizen Kane", and Welles' masterpiece virtually disappeared for almost 25 years. Never again would Orson Welles gain control of a major Hollywood production.
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: PG.
Added Uniform Title:
American experience (Television program)
Added Title:
Battle over Citizen Kane.