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Virtual Seminar: Citizen Kane
Slate Senior Editor Sam Adams leads this virtual seminar on Orson Welles’ legendary debut film.
Orson Welles' masterwork remains grand entertainment, sharply acted (starring many of Welles' Mercury Players on the road to thriving film careers) and directed with inspired visual flair. Chronicling the stormy life of an influential publishing tycoon, this Best Original Screenplay Academy Award winner is rooted in themes of power, corruption, vanity—the American Dream lost in the mystery of a dying man’s last word: “Rosebud.” A classic to this day, Citizen Kane has only grown inView more