Citizen Kane sucks

Discussion in 'Films, TV, Music, Books, Etc.' started by Wes, May 16, 2012.

  1. Wes

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    I watched this just to say I saw it and man was that ever boring. Yeah, I get it, fancy shots throughout, still boring as hell. By the time it ended I didn't give a damn what rosebud meant.

    To Kill A Mockingbird, now there's a classic! A great story and compelling characters.
     
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    Call me crazy but i think Wes is right here. Citizen kane is, for me, just a movie a hipster teacher can show off to his classroom hoping he'll get more respect from his fellow students. Totally given too much credit for its worth. And it's not the best of Orson Welles in my opinion even if it's his titular role and direction piece.

    Now if we are talking about Ben-hur, Lawrence of Arabia, Gone with the wind or the very underrated "The grand Illusion" on the other hand...

    If you don't know who Eric Von Strohein is i will not hate you, i will pity you...
     
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  3. Bretimus_v2

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    I watched it in my film appreciation class and half of the people in the theater just fell asleep.
     
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    A movie made in 1941 doesn't hold well to the demographic of several decades later, surprising.
     
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    Anyone who tells you Citizen Kane is their favortie movie of all time is just doing it to look smart. Citizen Kane is not my favourite movie of all time but I do respect it since it's a significant part of film history as it changed the way people look at films.

    You wouldn't notice it today, but before Citizen Kane movies were filmed as if the actors were on stage performing a play. Orson Welles came up with innovative techniques to captivate the audience like never before. Using reflection from mirrors and various establishing shots, Citizen Kane quickly became the film to imitate and everything after followed the same formula. People had never seen anything like it, because it was 1941.

    If you're wondering, the answer is yes, I had to write a paper on Citizen Kane back in college. You should be thankful I gave you the short answer. I also had to write one on Psycho, a movie that bored the class to tears and then ended with complaints such as "THAT WAS SO PREDICTABLE!"

    It's so easy for people to misunderstand how times were different back then. You think kids took a look at pong back in the 70's and said "that looks so boring, I'm playing Skyrim."
     
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    Make up your mind!
     
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    It's not me, it's my auto correct :(
     
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  8. Bretimus_v2

    Bretimus_v2 So tired.

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    Pacing has changed a lot ofver even the last 15 years, go back further and it's even slower.
     
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  9. Noritama

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    Tell that to Michael bay
     
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    Michael Bay doesn't make movies though...so that's not relevant to this topic.
     
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    Michael Bay presents....

    'SPLOSION WORLD!

    Coming this summer to a theatre near you.
     
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  12. Bretimus_v2

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    ...with a side of poorly written romantic dialogue.
     
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  13. Noritama

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    Written by no one.
     
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    Bretimus_v2 So tired.

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    Deja vu...
     
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    How can you say Psycho is more boring than Citizen Kane?! That's just wrong.
     
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    ha! Kids in the Hall were so good.

    I saw Psycho when I was about 9 and it scared the hell out of me. I had to shower with the curtain open.
     
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    I think people just identify it as a piece of "modern" filmmaking, but in reality it was a grand sweep of the entire industry that did that, not just one movie.
     
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