Citizen Kane Reflection: Cameron White
I thought the movie Citizen Kane was some what of a boring movie from a viewing perspective, but I can understand why the film is considered as one of the greatest films all time because of the strong message the film sends. I think the reason why I didn't enjoy the film that much is because I am use to watching more modern films, from my generation per say. I thought Wells did a brilliant job of depicting the quote on quote "American Dreamâ€? by showing how wealth and power doesn't always bring happiness to an individual. It all starts at the beginning of the film when the famous word "Rosebud" is said and he drops the snow globe on the floor and the glass breaks. We later find out that the word "Rosebud" is his sled from his childhood, but it symbolized more then just a sled. I felt it represented the lack of love and happiness in his life. Most people would say that Kane lived a great life because he had an abundant amount of wealth and power, but really he was a lonely man.
All in all I found the movie to be somewhat boring but I thought Wells did a great job of illustrating how money doesnâ€™t bring you happiness and love.