Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Citizen Kane (1941)

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Cast

Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Dorothy Comingore, Everett Sloane, Ray Collins, George Coulouris, Agnes Moorehead, Paul Stewart, Ruth Warrick, Erskine Sanford, William Alland, Harry Shannon, Georgia Backus, Fortunio Bonanova, Sonny Bupp, Buddy Swan, Gus Schilling, Philip Van Zandt, Charles Bennett

Plot

A group of reporters are trying to decipher the last word ever spoken by Charles Foster Kane (Orson Welles), the millionaire newspaper tycoon: "Rosebud".

Opinion

Citizen Kane is many things. It is the first film directed by and starring Orson Welles, rising star of the world cinema at the time. It is an excellent and chaotic series of flashbacks. It is the outstanding story of an outstanding man. In short, it is a timeless masterpiece, one of the best films ever made.
The cinematography is outstanding: the ceiling oppresses, and the wide angle isolates the subject. In this film nothing, or almost nothing, is natural, starting from the lights coming from impossible sources.
The mystery keeps the viewers glued to the screen, and the solution is meaningful: facing such an important life, nothing remains but a burning piece of wood.


Quotes

Bernstein: Old age. It's the only disease, Mr. Thompson, that you don't look forward to being cured of.

Bernstein: A fellow will remember a lot of things you wouldn't think he'd remember. You take me. One day, back in 1896, I was crossing over to Jersey on the ferry, and as we pulled out, there was another ferry pulling in, and on it there was a girl waiting to get off. A white dress she had on. She was carrying a white parasol. I only saw her for one second. She didn't see me at all, but I'll bet a month hasn't gone by since that I haven't thought of that girl.

Rating

10/10

17 comments :

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    1. And I didn't even want to see this film

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  2. Great film
    Looks old but timeless
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  3. Great film
    Looks old but timeless
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  4. I can't believe I still haven't watched Citizen Kane - I'll definitely have to check it out. Thanks so much for sharing this, you've made me want to go watch it right now!

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    1. I've seen this film today for the first time so don't worry if you haven't watched it yet. I'm glad my review was useful to you :) Thanks for reading!

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  5. This movie looks great! I would love to see this one!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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    1. Thanks for reading! You can rent it on Amazon.com if you want to.

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  6. An classic, of course.
    Not watched this is yearssss

    Jenn | Jennifer Jayne

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  7. This is such great and important movie. So glad you liked it.

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    1. If you have any suggestion feel free to let me know

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  8. I love mysteries! I've never heard of this film, but I'll add it to my list and watch it during my free time. :)

    -Jannette | MERESSE

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    1. If you love mysteries you'll definitely like this one!

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  9. Just wanted to say I really enjoy your blog, so great when you're looking for films to watch (which I am all the time!) Thanks for all the review you've written. :)

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    1. I'm glad you like the blog and the reviews. If you'd like me to watch and review a film, please let me know :)

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