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.
A film I can only objectively like. I don't think anyone can deny its technical brilliance.
In terms of my subjective reaction, however, I felt mostly emptiness.
I would have much preferred not knowing what 'rosebud' referred to.
"I don't think any word can explain a man's life. No, I guess Rosebud is just a... piece in a jigsaw puzzle... a missing piece."
If it ended there. It would have been perfect.
La considerada mejor película de todos los tiempos. Fue en su momento muy innovadora técnicamente e influyó en todo el cine posterior en cuanto a planos, encuadres, narratividad... El argumento es fantástico y el final un clásico. Orson Welles, una de las figuras más importantes del cine, tiene aquí su papel estrella. Esta película hay que verla al menos una vez en la vida.
“If I hadn't been very rich, I might have been a really great man”
One of the most influential American movies of all time, Citizen Kane is a true classic that traveled ahead of its time. With a debutant director and an unknown cast, Citizen Kane may have been a failure at the time of its release, but today it‘s hailed as one of the greatest movies ever made. It’s undeniably an honor Citizen Kane deserves. With strong performances and a brilliant screenplay, Citizen Kane is a milestone in cinematic history.
The story of Charles Foster Kane is an enigma. He lived as one of the wealthiest man ever lived, yet he wasn’t satisfied with…
It helps to know that people generally like this movie.
And damn if I wasn't thinking earlier today about the themes this movie brings up so poignantly--it can be a troublesome thing to want someone else to want something, and act as if they want that thing. There's some great one-liners too.
Some of the most beauitful cinematography I have ever seen in my life.
Acabo de asistir a uno de los renacimientos del cine. Qué más puedo decir.
still the weakest Welles film by a considerable margin
I can fully admit it's a film of quality and skillfully made; I just wasn't particularly enthralled by it.
Where: Living room in Whitefish condo
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!