CitizenKane - lost $150,000, but is still regarded as the...

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Matt Serna Ms. Davis Intro to Film November 15, 2010 Citizen Kane This was my second time seeing this movie, and let me start off by saying that I had a complete change of heart. The first time I watched this movie was my senior year of high school when I took a film class and I don’t know whether it was because I was just really tired or what, but I could not stay awake long enough to see any of the movie. But now the second time that I watched it, I was so caught up in it, it was hard to let go. I can now clearly see why it is referred to as the best movie ever. (Although I don’t think it is). Every aspect of this was made to perfection, the editing, cinematography, and acting. Orson Welles was definitely one of the most talented directors of all time. I was astonished to learn that Orson Welles was only 26 years old when he made this. Kane was only his 4 th movie ever and it was a failure, which
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Unformatted text preview: lost $150,000, but is still regarded as the best film ever made. Citizen Kane is the classic story of America and the American Tycoon, and that Money cant buy happiness. But I think that Kane is a metaphor for America, and that our rise as a world power, will ultimately be the demise of America as a country. About how we abuse our power to get what we want and trying to have control over everything but this will be the downfall of America. I think what Orson was really trying to say was that America is rich in money, wealth, and material possessions, but we are very poor in spirit, heart, and culture as a whole country. So overall I really like this movie now, and I really like how this is kind of applying to us now, since we are going through rough waters as a country. On a grade scale I would give this an A....
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This note was uploaded on 04/27/2011 for the course FILM 101 taught by Professor Anitadavis during the Spring '11 term at Salt Lake Community College.

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