987 Spring 2019 Citizen Kane: What Makes It Great?
Saturday, 9:30–12:00, Apr. 27
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Instructor: Dan Sherman
At age 25, Orson Welles directed and starred in what some would say is the greatest film ever. Made nearly 80 years ago, Citizen Kane was immediately recognized for its technical brilliance and creative energy. This presentation will describe the making of this great film, its creators, and the controversies behind it. Although the course will include many clips from the film, students are urged to watch the film beforehand if they can.
Dan Sherman has taught numerous OLLI courses on musical theatre and other topics in the Washington, DC area. He holds his PhD in economics from Cornell University and recently retired as a managing director at the American Institutes for Research.