Orson Welles “The Ignorance of Making Citizen Kane” – Classic BBC Appearance

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“Sheer ignorance – you know, there’s no confidence to equal it.” – Orson Welles

Orson Welles’ interview with Huw Wheldon about his career in film, with particular focus on Citizen Kane and The Magnificent Ambersons. He explains how a young man with no prior filmmaking experience was able to create such a groundbreaking masterpiece at his first attempt, why RKO Pictures gave him complete creative control of the project, and the most important lesson he learned from the greatest cinematographer of the time, Gregg Toland.

Originally broadcast 13 March, 1960.

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