News Display: Citizen Kane Is Released
By: Education Program Gottesman Libraries
Published: 05/01/2018
Uploaded: 05/03/2018
Uploaded by: Education Program Gottesman Libraries
Pockets: Gottesman Libraries Archive, Gottesman Libraries' Education Program, News Displays
Tags: cinematographic technique, Citizen Kane, film history, Orson Welles

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Description/Abstract: News Display: Citizen Kane Is Released, Tuesday, 5/1


Considered one of the greatest movies of all time, Citizen Kane was released on May 1st, 1941 at RKO Palace Theater ion Broadway. The mystery drama by Orson Wells follows the life of William Randolph Hearst, who ruled the nation's newspapers. With its original camera and sound work, it included a fake-newsreel or “mockumentary” footage that became a model for many films to be produced over decades to come.

Be sure to check out the related Everett Cafe book display, What's Real in the Media? that focuses on fake news and media literacy.

Need to keep current, look to the past, teach a topic? The Everett Cafe features daily postings of news from around the world, and also promotes awareness of historical events from an educational context. Be sure to check the news postings on Learning at the Library, where you can delve into history.