Friday, September 16, 2011

Citizen Kane (1941)

Synopsis: Billionaire croaks, reporter finds out he had problems.

Blurb From the VHS Jacket: “A fascinating story of idealism corrupted by wealth, Citizen Kane is frequently named the greatest film of all time and is credited with inspiring more directorial careers than any other film in history.”

What Did I Learn?: Money allowed Charles Foster Kane (Orson Welles) to make one monumentally bad decision after another.

You Might Like This Movie If: You’ve ever wondered what happened to that Big Wheel your parents put in the basement and forgot about.

Really?: How did anyone know that Kane’s dying word was “rosebud” when he was apparently alone when he died?

Rating: It really is a masterpiece – 10/10 stars

1 comment:

  1. What makes this flick a masterpiece in your opinion? I thought it was quite good for 1941 but I'm just not sure why it's a masterpiece. Although I loved the extra footage on my VHS version which has a Turner Classic Movies commercial with Bill Cosby, Film Noir style.
    - Mike F


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