A list of Edgar Wright's favorite 1000 Movies per his list on Mubi on July 27th, 2016.
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…
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…
my eyes just about rolled out of my damn head when my professor said that this was an in class required screening
Eglītis @ FHM:
"Dažādās aptaujās atzīta par labāko filmu pasaules vēsturē. To, protams, var apstrīdēt, bet par velti jau šādus titulus nepiešķir.
Multibagātnieks, mediju magnāts Čarlzs Fosters Keins pirms nāves izdveš "Rozes pumpurs" (Rosebud) un visas filmas garumā tiek meklēta šīs frāzes jēga, pa ceļam atklājot Keina dzīves stāstu visā tā krāšņumā un vērienīgumā. Pie kam tas izdarīts tā, ka pēc šīs filmas jebkura kāda reāla cilvēka biogrāfiskā filma liekas vien vāja atblāzma.
Vēl šis darbs ievērojams ar to, ka te nav asuma dziļuma. Proti visas kadra daļas ir asas un skaidrs, gluži kā lētā gala digitālajās kamerās un vidusmēra telefonos. Grūti tam noticēt, bet toreiz tā bija inovācija. Tieši tāpat kā filmā redzamie telpu griesti, jo tolaik filmas uzņēma paviljonos, dekorācijās, kurām griestu nav un šāds kameras leņķis bija kas jauns. Tāpat kā skaņas un attēla montāžas dinamika.
Ak jā, un tas "Rosebud" ir vien Keina bērnības ragaviņas."
Can someone please explain the hype here? I don't see what they're on about. This movie is extremely dull.
Its legacy still doesn't overshadow its obvious brilliance
Citizen Kane is one of those rare films where I appreciate the craftsmanship, admire the performances, applaud how it influenced cinema, but simultaneously don't love the story. I think there is a lot of great things going on in this script, and I see what they're trying to do, but I experienced a notable disconnect with the characters in the film. I acknowledge that they made a good choice introducing us to Kane as a young boy and showing how he developed into an aggressive but relatively noble young man. At this point I should be sympathizing with him, and have the same connection back to the innocence of his childhood that he had when he grew into a (seemingly)…
Citizen Kane was a movie I have heard much about and hadn't experienced until now. It's a slow subtle movie, but accumulates great power through its character emphasis and exploration of a massive theme: identity.
The viewers spends much of the moving investigating along with the interviewer who was Charles Foster Kane? How can he be described in simplest terms. But after learning the entirety of his life story we learn something. Kane is a man, like all of us, that cannot be summed in simplest terms. People are complex and vast and require much in order to be fully understood.
Technically, the movie has some beautiful shot compositions and is just well put together. As mentioned, the acting is also excellent the best performance coming from Orson Welles himself.
I can certainly recognize Citizen Kane's importance and I enjoy the beautifully executed and powerful simplicity of the movie.
"I don't think there's one word that can describe a man's life."
It really is as good as they say it is. Especially in 35mm
Two word review: Rosebud bloomed
Orson, still a boss.
Mon enfant laughed in all the most (in)appropriate places. For example, all through that brutal scene where Kane tells her: "you will keep singing!" Yes, I love my daughter.
inspired by Jack Bower's most recent list, I decided to do an interactive list where you just comment your favorite…
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