It would be nice to be able to buck the critical orthodoxy and say how tired and overrated Citizen Kane is; but the dulll truth is, it's still, indisputably, one of the great masterpieces of cinema.
You couldn't be more spot on... people think its 'hip' or 'cool' to hate on citizen kane but it's still one of the greatest pictures ever made
Nov 18 - 10:17 AM
I couldn't agree more, it's a shame Welles wasn't supported more, he was one of our greatest film makers. I can only imagine the masterworks the studios denied us with their myopic money grubbing.
I also find it's hip to make fun of him and his weight and the fish stick commercials, people making those comments think they're cool and waxing hip with the pop culture, what they're really doing is insulting the memory of a fine film maker who was screwed over again and again by the studio system, not to mention Hearst.
Jul 9 - 08:36 PM