This is what happens when your car breaks down on a Sunday morning and you have nothing else to do…
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…
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Orson Welles is, in my personal opinion, the single greatest artistic visionary of the 20th century. He was the greatest director. The greatest actor. The greatest writer. The greatest cinematographer. Everything he did has touched me personally in one way or another, and Citizen Kane is without a doubt his towering masterpiece. A complex and multilayered puzzle that reveals itself a little more each chapter, until finally unveiling to its audience a dramatic twist in the final mystery. Citizen Kane is the greatest investigation film ever made, a testament to Welles' uncanny ability at perfecting dialogue combined with story and pacing. It is a richly deep and provoking conversation piece that has gone down with many critics and cinephiles…
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…
One of the great classics of cinema, a true masterpiece .. With an innovative narrative for your time is really fantastic accompany the conquest of an empire, the manipulation of the masses and the decline throughout its arrogância..Brilhante,mandatory for any cinephile.
Film 1 of the SUMMER FILM CHALLENGE 2016:
I tried to watch this film when I was 11. I was not ready.
I watch it now.
My God. At 25 years old, Orson Welles made probably the greatest American film of all time.
I need to take notes.
Finally felt like I had a hold of the narrative which is told in a very unusual way which is a strange mix of linear and non-linear (but I guess if it's not linear all the way it's non-linear). Enjoyed it much more than the past. Herrmann killed it as usual.
Just saw this at the Paramount Theater in Austin, TX. Stunning!
k this was a bit of revelation to finally see in high definition... that deep focus photography is godly. still overrated however.
Film #4 out of 50 in Scorsese Summer 2016
What to say about Citizen Kane after 75 of years. Hmm...
Good story telling, great cinematography. The actress that was cast to play Kane's second wive can't act for SHIT. Her diction and facial expressions are borderline close to being considered comedic overacting, especially compared to the rest of the cast. Also, the movie seemed a little dragged out, some things could have been done more efficiently (like the 7 minutes news intro).
Great storyline, a eureka kind of ending with beautifully shot scenes. The characters were well-thought together with their witty and sentimental deliver of lines. A mixture of tragic and at other times, comedy, Citizen Kane had the recurring themes of having everything but still not knowing what you really want and who and what you really are. Undoubtedly, it really deserved to be called one of the greatest films of all time.
Seriously, this is great storytelling. It plays with the medium in every scene. I'm absolutely cool with this being the so-called "Greatest Film of All Time." If it's overrated it's only because everyone knows the ending twist and hypes this movie to death. My favorite moments are the smaller ones people don't talk about. We owe a lot to this film. And finally seeing this in a theater (and a historic one at that) really made this viewing special. I can't say anything knew and I don't care for objective consensus, but this one's a good pick. As a film I do truly feel is flows perfectly, is dynamic in it's editing and has great performances that enhance the dialogue.
All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1177. An easy way of seeing how…