A – Z Challenge | Directors Series | O – Orson Welles

Orson Welles is an American Filmmaker, screenwriter, and actor. He is known for bringing revolution in story narration. Orson Welles is considered one of the best director ever. Welles struggled a lot with the studio setup due to unavailability of creative freedom. His debut movie Citizen Kane is considered as one of the best movie ever made. He went on to direct 13 movies in varied genres.

Orson Welles

The movie to be spotlighted is Orson Welles’s debut movie, Citizen Kane. Released in the year 1941, Citizen Kane tells us the life story of Media Tycoon Charles Foster Kane through flashbacks narrated by his friends and companions. The movie shook the world with a different narrative. Still, this movie is considered as one of the best movie ever made. What makes the movie best is the character development and scope to explore the different shades of a person.

Other notable works of the director are The Magnificent Ambersons, F for Fake, Touch of Evil, Lady from Shanghai and Chimes at midnight.

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