The Greatest Movie Ever Made

Citizen Kane is often regarded as the “The Greatest Film Ever Made”. So is there any truth to this claim. Short answer: yes. Long answer: debatable. First I’ll start with the premise. Citizen Kane is about an old wealthy newspaper publisher named Charles Foster Kane who has just died, but not before uttering the famous last words “Rosebud”. After his death, an investigative reporter is tasked with uncovering the meaning behind his last word. Along the way the movie swaps back and forth between Kane’s life and reporter seeking answers. So what makes Citizen Kane so good exactly? Well the movie was directed by the late Orson Welles. The man responsible for the infamous radio broadcast of The War of the Worlds

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Charles Foster Kane runs for Governor

Orson Welles was a pioneer in his own right. Citizen Kane was revolutionary for being one of the first movies to utilize a non linear storytelling method. As well as using old person makeup to show a time lapse in a movie. It’s also one of the first movies with dramatic camera work and a twist ending. There’s a lot movies today have Citizen Kane to thank for. So is there anything bad about the movie? Well here’s what I’ll say. Citizen Kane has had an interesting history. Believe it or not, Citizen Kane didn’t win Best Picture at the Oscars. No they gave it to a movie nobody will ever think to watch. It wasn’t until way later that it was declared “The Greatest Film Ever Made”. After that everybody knew about the movie. That includes the twist. Which everybody should know pretty well by this point. I still consider it an amazing movie whether you know the twist or not. I actually saw the movie on my own. I wasn’t forced to by a film class or anything like that. Long story short, this is a great movie that everyone should see at least once in their life.



One thought on “The Greatest Movie Ever Made

  1. I love the angles that he used to shoot this film… William Randolph Hearst did everything he could to destroy this movie…he knew it was based on him and was really angry.

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