Citizen Kane (1941)-Everett Sloane and Joseph Cotten

On TCM 10/13/16- The Orson Welles directed Citizen Kane (1941)- There is nothing like a flashback in a 1940’s movie – I love the flashbacks told to Thompson (the reporter trying to get at the bottom of the Rosebud story) by Kane’s newspaper colleagues and personal friends: First Bernstein played to perfection by the great Everett Sloane tells us (to the beat of the Bernard Herrmann score) about the early days of building a newspaper empire – and then the great Joseph Cotten as Leland reminisces from a hospital roof about Kane’s loves and failures-all the storytelling is masterly enhanced by Gregg Toland’s camera and Robert Wise’s perfect editing. What a masterpiece in filmmaking and acting!  

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