Great Moments In Film – Citizen Kane (1941)
Most film fanatics would herald Citizen Kane as the best movie ever made. That discussion is for another day, but it’s impossible to ignore it’s influence and just what a technical marvel it is. Welles was clearly ahead of his time, and there will be those who would suggest that he still is. Not bad for the first movie you make, eh?
All of that said, one of my favorite moments is this quiet moment featured today. After Kane’s death, a newspaper journalist goes on what is essentially a wild goose chase to figure out the cryptic meaning of Kane’s final word: the infamous “Rosebud.” Here, the journalist meets with a long time collaborator and friend of Kane, Mr. Bernstein. While the newspaper man rejects Bernstein’s initial theory, Bernstein tells a story from his youth. I think there are a lot of people out there that has a story similar to this one, I know I do.