Citizen Kane was the best movie ever made until Alfred Hitchcock produced Vertigo. Citizen Kane was a very good movie in my opinion and is timeless. Orson Welles was very talented having starred, produced, directed and wrote the movie. At the age of 23 he had produced the most significant movie ever made in american cinema. At the time he was truly an innovator, during one scene he took an axe to the studio floor to get a lower shot.