Sunday, 10 July 2016

Capital Celluloid 2016 - Day 214: Tue Aug 2

Citizen Kane (Welles, 1941): BFI Southbank, NFT3, 8.40pm

Orson Welles's extraordinary debut film (also screening on August 6th) is part of a Big Screen Classics season at BFI Southbank. Full details here. Kane is being screened from a 35mm print.

Chicago Reader review:
'What can you say about the movie that taught you what movies were? The first time I saw Kane I discovered the existence of the director; the next dozen or so times taught me what he did—with lights and camera angles, cutting and composition, texture and rhythm. Kane (1941) is no longer my favorite Orson Welles film (I'd take Ambersons, Falstaff, or Touch of Evil), but it is still the best place I know of to start thinking about Welles—or for that matter about movies in general.'Dave Kehr

Here is the trailer.

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