Simply put: pure showoff of directorial prowess. A sprawling epic about an empty, meaningless life. Frank is a decaying corpse endlessly drifting through life, only seeing the void of existence in front of him, so he turns to faith blindly, a faith which he knows can't save him from his deeds, he turns to regret, hoping that if he regrets for long enough, he will feel it, and thus, be forgiven. But all that's left is him, his room, his…
Delightfully inventive and passionately conceived, Citizen Kane lives up to its impressively glorified status. Ravishing visuals, grandiose art design and a plot that never ceases to entertain thanks to it's whirlwind of a pace, the film's larger thematics and self introspections hide behind a showstopper flamboyance that is of a man who most certainly knows theatrics. Yes Orson was a showman and a juggler, the best of them all.