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An ESL / EFL Online Gap-Fill Quiz on Citizen Kane






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Citizen Kane is a 1941 American film, directed by and Orson Welles. It was released by RKO Pictures, and was Welles’ first film. The film was nominated for an Academy Awards in nine categories; it won an Oscar for Best Writing (Original Screenplay). Citizen Kane was voted the greatest film of all time in five successive Sight & Sound's of critics, - a time span of five decades. The movie is particularly for its innovative cinematography, music, and narrative structure. Many film critics consider Citizen Kane to be the best film ever made, which has led critic Roger Ebert to joke: "So it's : Citizen Kane is the greatest film of all time."

The story examines the life and of Charles Foster Kane, played by Welles, a character in part upon the American newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst. It also follows Chicago tycoons Samuel Insull and Harold McCormick, and describes of Welles' own life. Upon its , Hearst prohibited mention of the film in any of his newspapers. Kane's in the publishing world starts with an idea to provide a social service, but gradually evolves into a ruthless pursuit of . The story is told mainly through . A newsreel reporter wants to solve the mystery of the newspaper magnate's dying word: "Rosebud" and does so in showing old of Kane.



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