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|The one who let it all slip away.|
That is a quote from Jimmy Breslin about William Randolph Hearst and Orson Welles, from the Oscar-nominated documentary, The Battle Over Citizen Kane. (Made by two gentlemen named Epstein and Lennon, which I have always found amusing.)
And you would like to believe that things have changed in seventy years. But they have not, really.
Today sees the release of the 70th Anniversary Edition of Citizen Kane on blu-ray. All editions include The Battle Over Citizen Kane with the 1941 masterpiece.
What Pauline Kael said decades ago is just as true, if perhaps, truer today: "Citizen Kane is perhaps the one American talking picture that seems as fresh now as the day it opened. It may seem even fresher."
She is so right.