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Citizen Kane [videorecording] / RKO Radio Pictures ; a Mercury production ; director/producer, Orson Welles ; screenplay, Herman J. Mankiewicz, Orson Welles. The battle over Citizen Kane / produced by Thomas Lennon, Michael Epstein ; written by Richard Ben Cramer & Thomas Lennon ; a Lennon Documentary Group film for the American experience ; WGBH Boston.

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  • 2 copies at Berklee College of Music.

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0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Media Center Reserve DVD 1223-1224 Disc 1 37684000931178 Media Center Desk Available -
Media Center Reserve DVD 1223-1224 Disc 2 37684000931186 Media Center Desk Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0780635205
  • Physical Description: 2 videodiscs : sd., b&w, col. with b & w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [S.l.] : Warner Bros., [200-?]

Content descriptions

General Note: Faculty reserve.
Material for LENG-321 (Coroniti) and the Film Scoring Department.
Title from disc surface.
Feature film: Originally produced as a motion picture in 1941. Documentary: Originally broadcast as part of the PBS series the American experience in 1996.
Special features: Feature film: interactive menus, scene selection, theatrical trailer, production notes, filmmaker postscripts and awards data, two feature-length audio commentaries, one by Roger Ebert, the other by Peter Bogdanovich, 1941 movie premiere newsreel, gallery of storyboards, rare photos, alternative ad campaigns, studio correspondence, call sheets, and other memorabilia. Documentary: Welles filmography.
Formatted Contents Note: Citizen Kane (119 min.) -- The battle over Citizen Kane (113 min.).
Creation/Production Credits Note: Feature film: Photography, Gregg Toland; editor, Robert Wise; music, Bernard Herrmann. Documentary: Directors of photography, Greg Andracke, Michael Chin; edited by Ken Eluto; narrated by Richard Ben Cramer; music, Brian Keane.
Participant or Performer Note: Feature film: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotton, Dorothy Comingore, Agnes Moorehead, Everett Sloane. Documentary: Host and narrator, David McCullough.
Summary, etc.: Feature film: An all-powerful press magnate, Kane, dies in his fabulous castle Xanadu, his last word being "Rosebud", which leads a reporter to seek the meaning behind the word and find the meaning of Kane. Prominant publisher, William Randolph Hearst, saw the film as a thinly disguised version of his career and attempted to suppress it. Documentary: Looks at the lives and careers of Orson Welles and William Randolph Hearst, and how Hearst tried to surpress the film Citizen Kane and destroy Welles.
System Details Note: DVD format; newly remastered picture and sound.
Dolby digital; feature film: English mono.; documentary: English stereo.
Language Note: Soundtrack in English ; English, French, Spanish and Portugese subtitles available on feature film disc ; English subtitles available on documentary disc.
Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
Subject: Welles, Orson, 1915-1985
Hearst, William Randolph, 1863-1951
Citizen Kane (Motion picture)
Motion pictures > History
Films for the hearing impaired
Motion picture industry > California > Los Angeles > History.
Feature films > United States.
Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) > History

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