Ratings & reviews 100 roger ebert chicago sun-times its surface is as much fun as any movie ever made its depths surpass understanding citizen kanehas the best of everything: a great. This is a companion to citizen kane - the film that was designed to shock (kenneth tynan) - one of the best-known movies in the history of hollywood not only was it orson welles's first film as actor and director but most of the cast were also new to the cinema yet so controversial was the subject. That's the general opinion of this movie, and i agree that it is a great movie, but i have seen better movies the story of citizen kane is simple, a newspaper tycoon named charles foster kane (orson welles) dies, and his last word is rosebud.
Citizen kane movie reviews & metacritic score: following the death of a publishing tycoon, news reporters scramble to discover the meaning of his final utter. With citizen kane, warner bros has raised the bar for the presentation of classic films on disc this is one of the most significant dvd releases to date and it belongs in the library of every serious movie fan. In case your cinematic history only extends as far as the first american pie, you might be surprised to learn that citizen kane is based on the life and times of william randolph hearst. Citizen kane is more than a great movie it is a gathering of all the lessons of the emerging era of sound, just as birth of a nation assembled everything learned at the summit of the silent era, and 2001 pointed the way beyond narrative.
Citizen kane is a 1941 american mystery drama film by orson 211 life magazine's review said that few movies have ever come from hollywood with such powerful. Citizen kane as a movie movie take the delightful surface of the film, and its tricks and in-jokes knowing that director welles was best known at the time as a radio personality, it is utterly delightful that upon kane's first physical appearance, within the newsreel at the start of the film, we don't hear his voice. Citizen kane, first released in 1941, is the first film to be directed by orson welles, who also co-wrote, produced and starred in it the film is based (loosely) on the life of the newspaper.
Citizen kane may very well be the most talked-about movie in history full review emanuel levy emanuellevycom march 4, 2011 orson welles' epic film, his stunning feature debut from 1941, is an. Film analysis on citizen kane citizen kane is a movie that received many positive reviews after its release in 1941 it tells the story of charles foster kane, a newspaper tycoon who died, but left the living with a puzzle. Citizen kane, often cited by critics as the greatest film of all time, is a 1941 american drama written, directed by and starring orson welles in his first feature film the story, thinly disguised as a biographical piece about newspaper publisher william randolph hearst, examines the rise and fall. Citizen kane is more than a great movie it is a gathering of all the lessons of the emerging era of sound, just as birth of a nation assembled everything.
Citizen kane, that quintessential american film, the one crowned the best movie ever by critics and viewers alike, returns to the screen in celebration of its fiftieth anniversary from its fabled death-bed whispering of rosebud to its staccato march-of-time like recounting of charles kane's. Roget ebert's great movies citizen kane review jorge luis borges, film critic, reviews citizen kane — and gets a response from orson welles by colin marshall, open culture, august 12, 2014 get the book. Citizen kane/movie review explain, analyze and critique a technical aspect of a film technical aspect chosen: sound technique write a paper on: how is the sound technique used in the movie citizen kane, with using examples of the scenes in the film order this essay here now and get a discount. Citizen kane movie reviews and ratings -showtimescom rating of 400 out of 5 stars.
Complete plot summary of citizen kane, like every other stinkin' person in the movie, he has no clue what kane meant by saying the word rosebud at his death. The fresh, sophisticated, and classic masterpiece, citizen kane (1941), is probably the world's most famous and highly-rated film, with its many remarkable scenes and performances, cinematic and narrative techniques and experimental innovations (in photography, editing, and sound) its director. Citizen kane is undeniably a masterpiece of filmmaking orson welles was only in his mid-twenties and had never made a movie before writing, directing and starring in this one orson welles was only in his mid-twenties and had never made a movie before writing, directing and starring in this one. Kane, of course, is a much stronger character than the role played by clift, but there is a sense of doom and gloom about citizen kane, albeit one that is detached and not without vitality and some humor.
The citizen kane book has 183 ratings and 6 reviews jake said: pauline kael was one of the great film critics, but this book has been throughly discredi. More movie review lists have awarded citizen kane the honor of being the best film ever made than any other film whatsoeverdeservedly so the movie citizen. Movies for the resistance: citizen kane (welcome to movies for the resistance, a weekly column intended to showcase films with particular pertinence for 2017 one of the fundamental purposes of art in general, and movies in particular, is to serve as a spiritual armory: bringing hope, timely lessons and shared experiences when times are dark. For any journalist, citizen kane is a glorious, subversive, pessimistic film we all know what newspaper journalists are supposed to be like in the movies: funny, smart, wisecracking, likable heroes.