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Citizen Kane

Released 1941
Distributor RKO Radio Pictures

For years Orson Welles had to deal with the perception of failure when none of his subsequent works had equivalent cultural impact, but let’s face it, the legacy of Kane is the legacy of movies. Despite brilliant later work, Welles remained indelibly defined by his monumental debut– perhaps ultimately not a bad thing considering it’s been ranked for nearly eight decades as arguably the greatest movie of all time. To keep up on Wellesiana, this is the place to bookmark. 

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About John Landis

John Landis is the director of Animal HouseThe Blues Brothers, An American Werewolf In LondonTrading PlacesComing To America, Kentucky Fried MovieSpies Like UsThree Amigos!Into The Night and Michael Jackson’s Thriller, and the recent Burke and Hare for Ealing Studios,  among many other films and television shows. His documentary Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project premiered on HBO and won an Emmy for Best Music, Comedy or Variety Special.  He is also the subject of noted film critic Giulia D’Agnolo Vallan’s recent book “John Landis” and his own book “Monsters in the Movies’ was published to critical and popular acclaim in 2012.