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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 House, The Blues BrothersAn American Werewolf In LondonTrading Places, Schlock, Kentucky Fried MovieSpies Like UsThree Amigos!Into The Night, The Stupids, Innocent Blood, Coming To America, Burke & Hare, and Michael Jackson’s Thriller and Black Or White among many other films, commercials and extensive work in television. He was the Executive Producer and often director of HBO's celebrated series Dream On, and contributed two movies to the Masters of Horror series, Deer Woman and Family. His feature length documentaries Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project premiered on HBO, and Slasher on IFC.