Charles Foster Kane: You know, Mr. Bernstein, if I hadn't been very rich, I might have been a really great man.
The shot of the loud, squawking bird was purposely placed by Orson Welles to make sure the audience was still awake. See more...
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Revealing: To save money during the beach picnic scene, Welles used stock footage from King Kong (1933) for the jungle background. You can quite clearly see pterodactyls flying in the background (confirmed on DVD commentary).
Factual error: When we see the Spanish newspaper reporting the death of Kane, the title says "el Sr. Kane se Murio". No self-respecting newspaper would omit the accent on "murió". Also, Kane was supposedly a worldwide household word, so he would never deserve "el Sr.". Finally, the colloquial "se" is out of place in a printed title such as this. The title should simply be "Murió Kane".
Continuity: When the dancing girls start singing to Charles Kane, there is a frontal shot of Kane sitting next to a man wearing a hat. When the shot changes from being in front of them to being behind them, the man is suddenly no longer wearing the hat. When the shot changes back, he is once again wearing the hat.
Continuity: When Kane is talking to Miss Alexander on her sofa the dramatic lighting changes from the left side of his head to the right. During close ups his left site is lit and his right side is in the dark. When the shot is from the front, showing both actors, Kane is lit from the right leaving the left half of his face dark.