Quando comecei a assistir mais filmes eu precisava de um caminho pra seguir e caí de cabeça em um monte…
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.
My 1,000th film marked on this site ever since I joined, now over a year ago. I knew for such an occasion it had to be something special. Something important. Something, epic.
Then I thought of one film, THE film, I still have yet to see. What have many described as the greatest film ever made. The one that changed the landmark of cinema. The one that still influences film making to this very day. Orson Welles', "Citizen Kane".
A film that has been talked about for decades now. Highly regarded as the true peak of its medium. Something that most filmmakers have seen, studied, and deconstructed for years on end, now being viewed by a teenager in Long Island.…
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.
Orson Welles’ Citizen Kane is a fascinating film to explore analytically, with regard to the notion of plot because, while the storyline of the film is rather simple, the manner in which it is exhibited to its audience is anything but. It’s a prime example of a film being relatively basic in terms of the actual series of events that transpire, but incredibly complex in the way that these events are structured and presented, which allows the audience to approach the narrative from not only multiple planes of thought, but multiple planes of time as well. The nonlinearity of the storyline is key to the intricate presentation of the plot and, in this essay, Welles’…
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…
Rewatching this now, it's a bit unsettling to see so many parallels between Kane and Trump. It's the classic rise-and-fall tale of a wealthy, entitled narcissist. A true American story.
I enjoyed this film for it's interesting, and often pioneering, cinematic accomplishments - the lighting, score, cinematography. In many ways, it was stunning to watch. Is it the best film ever made? Perhaps technically, but I found the plot to be quite dull and disappointing - it was painfully slow to watch, and felt every minute of it's 159 minutes. Certainly not my favourite.
The fourth black-and-white movie that I watch after Schindler's List (1993), 12 Angry Men (1957), and Metropolis (1927).
This movie, together with La Règle du Jeu (1939), Bicycle Thieves (1948), Tokyo Story (1953), Vertigo (1958), etc, are considered as the best movie on history ever by Sight and Sound. The first one that I watch amongst this list.
If you were to ask me, well yes, it's a great one. I can't explain it in words, but the movie was just great. The story, the screenplay, and many other things. I love the twist at the end, by the way.
It was funny watching this movie after Donald Trump being elected
Reading the Film
See/Description: We open with the no trespassing sign outside and a sequence of shots of Kane's residence, a K is signposted above the gate. Inside, Kane passes away with his final word "Rosebud" and drops a snowglobe.
Think/Analysis: The shots are MATCH CUT to leave the window in the same place in the frame. We cross through the wall with a match cut inside Kane's room.
All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1187. An easy way of seeing how…