Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Top 100 Tuesday #1 - Citizen Kane

Citizen Kane (Two-Disc Special Edition)
Citizen Kane (1941)

Orson Welles ...Charles Foster Kane
Joseph Cotten ...Jedediah Leland
Dorothy Comingore ...Susan Alexander KaneAgnes Moorehead ...Mary Kane
Ruth Warrick ...Emily Monroe Norton Kane

If you've watched this movie, post your thoughts in the comments, and link back to your blog and any review you may have written. If you chose not to watch, you can write about why.

Next Tuesday...The Godfather


  1. Although I thought Citizen Kane was a pretty good movie, I also don't see why it would be ranked #1. There are a lot of much better movies.

    I thought it lacked a lot of subtlety, and tended to be overwrought at times. It could be that it's too far distant to understand what life was really like in those days.

  2. I loved this movie, as much for the story as for the techniques, which were truly groundbreaking for the time. There's a shot from above, looking down through a glass ceiling at Susan that really changed cinematography.

    All Charlie wanted was love, but he didn't no how to give or accept it. I thought that was powerful and timeless. What seems weird to watch it now is how makeup was used to age and paunch up Welles. Their imaginings of what an old Orson would look like never much came to pass, did it?

    And did you catch Pine Valley's Phoebe Tyler as Charlie's first wife?

    I love talking movies. I'm so glad you're doing this!

  3. I was hoping to find a fellow enthusiast! Thanks!

    I admit, I haven't watched the movie in awhile, so I'd forgotten a lot of what you mentioned (if I ever knew). Now I have to look at pictures of CF Kane and old Orson to see the comparison.

    I was a big fan of AMC back in the 80's, so it was fun to see Phoebe as a young and vibrant woman. That was so cool!