Voltaire said Self love is a like a balloon inflated with wind.
If you haven't seen this film with the Roger Ebert commentary, you have a new priority. He knows more about one movie than I'll ever know about all of cinema.
Though it isnt one of my favourite films, it *is* a 'poem unlimited' open to unending interpretation. After all there are 2 things one must judge: does a movie do what *it wants to do* well? (the aesthetic question) & do I like what it wants to do? (the ideological). Its useful to separate the two sometimes. I realize that this isnt about the film but after all the ink that has been spilled about it what more to say?
Although innovative and controversial, Citizen Kane isn't as great a piece of art as I had hoped for. Maybe clouded by my stellar expectations, I couldn't find in this film the skill to take the leap to a whole different level. Yet one of the most important films ever made, Citizen Kane just doesn't make it to being one of the best. 4/5
it's 1941, he's barely what? 26?, and as the *first* film he made THIS.
well I'll be damned, Orson Welles...
Great characters, screenplay and cinematographic technique!
Never gets old. No matter how many times I watch it there's always something new to admire. Testament to the genius of Welles.
<------ nonton Citizen Kane,ketiduran.
I just purchased my membership, but now I find that cannot watch any movie because I live in Latin America (Panama). Did I paid for nothing?
''This Is My Favorite Film Of All Time.''
Diesen Film zu sehen hatte für mich mehr mit Fleiß als mit Genuss zu tun. Vielleicht war er mal der beste Film Amerikas - heute ist er es nicht mehr. Mag sein, dass er bahnbrechend war in seinen technischen und stilistischen Experimenten. Mag auch sein, dass er tief in die amerikanische Seele blicken lässt, falls es so etwas gibt. Aber er berührt mich nicht. Kein bisschen.
not my profile style by mistake. even with the plot twist ruined (i'm looking at you, internet and the sims) this movie still manages to be a timeless masterpiece.
good acting and nice shots
The first thing I ever think about this film is that Orson Welles was 26 years old when was working on it.
Auteur style, great acting (Joseph Cotten). I liked it, not defendable (at least not very well) as one of my favorite movies of all time. Just a fun watch.
The once-in-a-lifetime picture deal ended up an innovative masterpiece that not only is great on the surface but grows in stature as you dig deeper into the film itself, the meanings, the production background, and the camerawork. A perfect film.
2/5. Idea interessante e film molto valido per la sua epoca, ma meno per la mia. Avrei cambiato molte cose, da inquadrature a modi di spezzare la storia (alla fine, perché non far solo intravedere il mare di statue, perché? Mi avrebbe dato molto più godimento). Da rivedere.
We never lost as much as we made.
No film can live up to the hype of 'the greatest film ever', but Citizen Kane was a nice movie and I can see how it was so influential for its time.
I do not consider Citizen Kane as the greatest film of all time. However, Orson Welles made an history upon a great sense of narrative construction such as the storytelling of a life's person through the perspective of different people or alternative ways - like the newsreel at the beginning - that can portrait a life of a men, his empire and his history.
Filming like this can make a difference in cinema.
This is a good movie but not the best movie of all time I give it 10/10
It's quite cheesy and over the top a lot of the time but it completely works, a massively underrated film from Orson Welles
This is ultimate film noir. The camera angle, the use of shadow created by Welles, it's a film that created a monster but out someone real and that would destroy you with words.
I always find it hard to avoid the conclusion that this really is the best film ever made, however hard I try. It's far from a perfect film, but greatness has nothing to do with perfection.
Citizen Kane: it is like its own final scene, except without Rosebud. Empty, like the American Dream.