This is a movie that really impressed me, and I’m a bit picky. Especially if this is all film school suggested list. I have a problem with film school picks, because most for them are movies that only filmmakers enjoy, but a general folk doesn’t even get them. In some cases it if fine, but not on each and every one. This is not the case with this one tough!This was an exception – it’s cinematography was so good that despite being so old it is so current – the title sequence in the beginning with the gates and up to the window, would be good for today’s movie. The way story is told, and the twist of it in the end (spoiler alert – see the movie first then read about it) are grate, current and visionary. So it has made in to my must see movie list.
General info about movie from Wikipedia, rest of it you can google, tough I suggest to see it first before you read.
Citizen Kane is a 1941 American drama film directed, co-written, produced by, and starring Orson Welles. The picture was Welles’ first feature film. The film was nominated for Academy Awards in nine categories; it won an Academy Award for Best Writing (Original Screenplay) by Herman Mankiewicz and Welles. Considered by many critics, filmmakers, and fans to be the greatest film ever made, Citizen Kane was voted the greatest film of all time in five consecutive Sight & Sound‘s polls of critics, until it was displaced by Vertigo in the 2012 poll. It topped the American Film Institute‘s 100 Years … 100 Movies list in 1998, as well as AFI’s 2007 update. Citizen Kane is particularly praised for its cinematography, music, and narrative structure, which were innovative for its time.