Citizen Kane: Reflections by Alexander Culverwell
I thought the film Citizen Kane was enjoyable and a very good story. It is not a kind of film that I would normally watch and to be honest I had never heard of it before this class.
One thing that I really enjoyed about the making of this film was the way that we got to see Charles Foster Kane's full life. From this we got to know what he went through then ultimately know what he meant by his dying word "rosebud"
The cinematography of the film was very good for a 1941 film. Compared to other films that I have seen from that era it was miles ahead of its time. This is why this film is considered one of the greatest films of all time!! I personally wouldn't class it as my greatest film of all time but from an American point of view it coincides with the American dream extremely well. When this film came out the American Dream was a huge part of people lives. This film contradicted the American Dream in a way as shows that money does not bring you happiness. The theme of "Rosebud" was very good for the movie. It almost acts as a new American dream because Rosebud represents Kane's childhood, or lack of it. It suggests that a new American Dream would be to have a good fun childhood then go on to have a good life which Kane did not have.