At age 25, Orson Welles directed and starred in what some would say is the greatest film ever made. Produced nearly 80 years ago, Kane was immediately recognized for its technical brilliance and creative energy. This talk will describe the making of this great film, its creators (including composer Bernard Herrmann), and the controversies behind it. Although the talk will include many clips from the film to demonstrate its innovations, students are urged to watch the film beforehand if they can.