On May 1, 1941 the world knows to Citizen Kane

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The tabloid press of the time attacked the movie and saw the Director as a Communist. | Photo: EFE

First of May 1941 premiered at the RKO Palace on Broadway in the USA tape the Citizen Kane (Citizen Kane) directed by Orson Welles, film considered a watershed in the history of the Hollywood cinema by its narrative language, the Mise en scène, use of flash-backs, large angular and long flat sequence.
The story of the film examines the life and legacy of Charles Foster Kane, a character played by Welles and based on the American press Tycoon William Randolph Hearst, who tried to sabotage the release of the film and attacked in their media the tape to try to prevent its distribution. He even accused Communist Welles in order to discredit him.

Orson Welles. Source: EFE Hearst had already played some controversies in the Decade of the 30 and was said of him that had driven the invasion into Cuba to increase sales of their newspapers. The action of attack to this powerful businessman through cinema was a risky move by Welles but left her triumphant.
Welles, who starred in, with only 25 years wrote, directed and produced the film, reflected the relationship between power, corruption and ambition in the tape, but also showed the loneliness and lack of love involving Kane and who helped forge their behavior.
The character of humble origin is raised by bankers after a settlement of his mother and at the beginning of the film, Kane is shown in favor of the more humble but power and ambition are molding you thought. 

Frame of the movie Citizen Kane. Source: EFE the tape begins with the death of the protagonist, Kane, who dies alone in his mansion in Xanadu, in full personal decline. The last word pronounced is Rosebud. The mystery of its meaning moves to the journalist Jerry Thompson (William Alland) to investigate on what hides that Word. Thompson will rebuild the life, work and miseries of Kane through several interviews but only the spectator manages to decipher the meaning of Rosebud in the end. 
Citizen Kane cost 686.000 dollars and although its impact at the box office was not good, criticisms were, from the outset, enthusiastic. The film received an Oscar for best screenplay, produced by Herman J. Mankiewicz.