All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1167. An easy way of seeing how…
Following the death of a publishing tycoon, news reporters scramble to discover the meaning of his final utterance.
[Joke about sleds]
[Regurgitated and bastardized interpretations of technical feats of skill on display]
[Insincere complaint about waiting so long to watch]
[Unnecessary recommendation for anyone who hasn't seen it to finally do so]
I’m not naïve enough to think that I have anything new to offer in my entirely unnecessary ode to Citizen Kane, but I'll continue writing this anyway because I like writing about films, and Citizen Kane is a film, all right, and a Towering Masterpiece of Cinema at that. I’d have to be exceedingly smart or exceedingly stupid to dispute that, and I reckon I fall somewhere in between.
Pulling apart Citizen Kane shot by shot is more than enough to learn how to make a film, but pulling apart the film's circular structure is also a brilliant way to learn how to tell a story. Since I attempt to write, it's the narrative structure of Citizen Kane that interests…
Without question, Citizen Kane is the Citizen Kane of Citizen Kanes.
"I'm not sorry." - Charles Foster Kane
Charles Foster Kane. What a character. A staggeringly complex and ambiguous protagonist if there ever was one. I'd go so far as to say he's up there with Daniel Plainview. Because, from where I'm looking at it, Citizen Kane is the There Will Be Blood of its time.
And, thing is, it's far ahead of its time. Opening with a hypnotic, almost horror-movie feel in a dying man's final moments, and following this attention-grabber with a mock-news reel, Citizen Kane is ridiculously technically accomplished. I'm talking about every area here; the cinematography is never anything less than stunning, the editing is startlingly innovative and there is a glorious feel to the sumptuous and…
Citizen Kane is the motion picture which, since its release, has been widely regarded by almost all critics, filmmakers & even many viewers around the world as the greatest film of all time. And although I agree to some extent that, purely on a technical scale, this might be the most influential picture ever made but based solely on its plot & story, there are far better examples in cinema than this one.
Still, there is no denying that Citizen Kane is a boldly crafted feature which not only defied all the typical methods of filmmaking that were in use at its time of production but also ended up completely rewriting the manuals of filmmaking in the process. The film tells the…
In my bio I call myself a film enthusiast yet if the numbers on this site are to be trusted I have seen less than 1000 films and only just now watched what in the past has been named the greatest film of all time more times than anything else. Truthfully, I have yet to discover a staggering amount of what is often filed under “essential” and the reason I haven't got to so many of them yet neither stems from ignorance nor indifference, I just prefer to space these out as much as possible and dedicate an equal amount of time to the obscure and the popular, the critically acclaimed and the mainstream successes. However, the fact that up…
I really didn't expect "Citizen Kane" to live up to the all the acclaim, but it definitely did! The masterful cinematography and production designs allowed for every shot to be interesting to look at, and Welles' performance carries the film on an emotional level. Not really much else must be said about this film, as you have probably already heard it a million times.
The big question is, Is it really the greatest film of all time? Maybe.
Revolutionary for its time, and able to surprisingly hold up to todays major dramas, Citizen Kane may not be the greatest film ever made, but damn if it isn't one of the best. The crew reads like a who's who of film royalty: Hermanns score, Wises editing, Tolands cinematography, and Welleses direction and script are all the stuff cinematic dreams are made of. An absolute must watch for everyone, no exceptions.
this was so boring wtf "greatest movie of all time" my ass
Why yes, this is the 4th time I have rewatched this in 24 hours. I have literally spent double the amount of time watching this than I have spent sleeping.
i like it. it's a good movie. i don't know how to write a movie review. THIS IS NOT THE GREATEST MOVIE EVER MADE. i love nearly every bit of this amazing movie, but like, seriously. it needs to get over itself. it's great. it's a classic. but so is Casablanca, so is It Happened One Night, and obviously Star Wars too. this sounds like a negative review, but in all honestly it's a great movie.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
I watched this movie twice in one night. The first time was a normal viewing, the second time was with the Roger Ebert commentary. Citizen Kane is on most every list for the best film ever made, so why don't I love it? The story is interesting enough, the cinematography and special effects are quite innovative and ingenious for the time, and the actors do an excellent job portraying their respective characters. So here's why I don't love it. The entire story is based on the quest to find the meaning of Kane's dying word "Rosebud", yet it is clearly shown that no one was in the room when he uttered it. We the audience, are the only witness. With…
Harvard Film Archive, Cambridge, Massachusetts
What has been said about Citizen Kane is fairly obvious at this point. So instead of going in depth of what has already been said a million times before, I'm going to keep this review in brief format.
Citizen Kane remains as one of those must see classics for all casual movie goers and film buffs alike. I't's a groundbreaking motion picture that utilizes a lot of film-making techniques being presented at that time and takes them to another level in terms of quality. Several aspects of film-making including storytelling, acting, make-up, editing, lighting, and of course, cinematography would not be the same if it weren't for Citizen Kane.
Even 70+ after it's initial release, its a film that still…
I loved it, but it's essentially just "being rich isn't what it's made out to be" which is pretty fucking boring. The characters and Welles' presence save it.
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