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.
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.
Last seen ten years ago, I wouldn't say I liked it more now, but I'm definitely getting more out of it, funny what getting older and having seen more movies can do for your perspective. Can't wait to see what I'll think in ten years.
Very technically impressive film. There is one flaw with this film, and that is that that the third act is not up to the standards of the first two. This is certainly not the greatest film ever made, however that is not to say it isn't a great film. Orson Welles writes, directs, and stars, and if it isn't the greatest screen debut in film history, then I don't know what the hell is.
It's good but it's no Citizen Toxie.
So that was what all the fuss was about.
At the time I'm sure it was great
Nota = 9,5
like this was good but the whole time i was kinda like "why do i care? like what's the point???" idk i just didn't seem to care enough about the story to be grabbed by it
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Amazing. All this, centering around a mysterious word of a man who had everything: except the ability to love. Directed well, Orson Welles' sig movie made quite the impression on future films using advance techniques.
The term "riveting" is too mild of a word to describe Orson Well's magnum opus. This movie is as good as cinema can possibly get. The most famous movie of all time perhaps, and rightfully so.
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!