Citizen Kane is made by a man who never had any experience with motion pictures. Yet, he gave a fantastic film of his times and the one which is still looked upon. It was great in all the senses of acting, directing, story-telling or its photographic accomplishments.
The film’s first scenes show the elderly Charles Foster Kane is on his deathbed. He utters the word Rosebud before he dies and a news reporter takes the task to know the referential word Rosebud. The film was ahead of its times technically and we are introduced to the world of an enormously wealthy newspaper publisher and industrial magnate.
Reporter Thomson travels to all the close connections with Mr. Kane and the more is revealed about his rise and decline. He controlled the New York Inquirer Newspaper and started a career in Yellow Journalism. Though in his meeting with Kane’s friends and family, Thompson heard the mentions of the word, Rosebud. But still he has given away the desire from solving the mystery behind it.
The film is directed , produced , written and starred by Orson Welles. The film was nominated for Academy Awards in nine categories and won an Academy Award for Best Writing (Original Screenplay) co-written by Mankiewicz. Many critics claim it to be the best film in all times. It was also voted as five consecutive British Film Institute Sight & Sound. It topped the American Film Institute’s 100 years ,,100 Movies List in 2007 update.