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]
Without question, Citizen Kane is the Citizen Kane of Citizen Kanes.
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…
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…
"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…
Everything there is to say has already been said. So I'll say nothing.
I remember being a 10year old back in 2005, sitting with my uncle and father. Suddenly they started bringing up Citizen Kane, and how it was regarded as the best film of all time. They showed me the cover for the movie and asked : "Should we watch the best movie of all time?". And i answered :" No, thats not the best movie of all time, National Treasure is, i want to watch that one again". Boy what a mistake that was.
10 years later i watched it, and while i wouldnt say it is the best movie in the world, not as of now anyways, its a hell of a lot better than National Treasure.
The movie is…
Citizen Kane is a great movie. After reading about how innovative it was in the cinematography and narrative style, I can certainly appreciate what a monumental film this is in the history of cinema. Even watching it with these modern eyes that have seen hundreds of movies made post-Citizen, I can still appreciate the stunning visuals of this film.
But what I am most interested in is the meaning of "Rosebud". Of course, I know it's the sled that Kane gave up in his childhood when he left his family and moved in with Thackeray. But what does "Rosebud" really symbolize in Kane's mind? Why is it so important to him that it is his dying words? I've read several…
An old epic. A little slow in the middle, but I see the contextual achievements. Really good use of dark and light in dramatic scenes.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
A long story of the failure of a powerful man's life. On his death bed, the most powerful in America. Charles Foster Kane utter's one word "Rosebud". One reporter makes it his mission to discover who or what this rosebud is. Trailing all the way back in Kane's past from his affair to his failed attempt to political office. He discovers appalling things on his way but in the end no matter how far he goes the more he finds the more questions he has.
This type of movie in its era was a master piece, but now a more relic. It has a convincing intro and story till the end which is a complete blowout. But throughout the whole movie its very organized. The organization help's stop the audience from becoming distracted.
I feel like I ruined the entire film for myself by having the "Greatest movie of all time" mindset while watching it, which put an unfair burden on the movie.
I can understand and respect how revolutionary it was and how influential it is, but that doesn't excuse it from having two-dimensional characters and having large parts of the movie be flat-out boring.
I feel like I can finally call myself a real film fan.
Have seen this film multiple times before, but never on the big screen until now.
A good film that mostly just felt like it came from a bygone era. Huge props to Orson Welles for inventing great directing tho, forever in debt to the OG
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!