All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1177. 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…
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…
Another classic I saw as a teenager and didn't recall much. Originally saw this in the cinema with simultaneous translation to my native language and the translator left for about 15 minutes in the middle of the film, not fun! Watched it again with some basic knowledge of film direction. The story holds up very well and the jumping back and forth between different time periods feels quite natural. Among the film techniques I noticed in particular were the use of deep focus (the classic adoption scene for example) and camera angles (dialogue often shot from above and below the subjects for added nuance in demeanour of characters and setting of the scenes.
Oh my son, remember the image of the vast caverns of treasures, abandoned and useless, wanted by no one. Such too are your books.
Its Boring and Long and its lacks emotions. It doesn't move me in any way or get me involved ..no matter how much critically appreciated.it is Just a one time watch for me..!!
I cued the Olivia Newton-John right when Kane starts destroying the room and it was pretty surreal, like Dark Side of the Rainbow surreal.
♪The dream, that came through a million years, that lived on through all the tears (cut to extreme Kane closeup, teary-eyed), It came to Xanaduuuuuuuuuu♪
I myself was curious to know the meaning behind it.
The ending made by jaw drop. Just saying.
Along with the performances, writing, direction, cinematography, narrative, drama, and pacing.
Perfect for its time. A near-perfect masterpiece.
However, I do think Susan was an annoying and untalented tit. The actress portraying her did a hammy job.
Grade: A (4.7/5)
Week 18 of the Letterboxd Season Challenge 2015-16: Cahiers du cinéma Week
There was nobody in the room to hear Kane saying "Rosebud", and I can't get over that.
Apart from that, it's perfect.
I haven't seen it so that means that it's bad.
Someone should make a dub of that random parrot screech overtop of that Slim Shady Song.
This movie is brilliant.
*formulaic review ensues*
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!