Nicole Carroll: Citizen Kane
As a regular film watcher and have never seen Citizen Kane before, I found it to be rather dull and boring. I'm a person who loves the tear jerker films and this one I was just in disgust of how he used his life for very little good. He's a man of great power, especially through all his relationships he had with people, but instead of using them to create common good he only thought about himself. It disgusted me, because you can see this view of powerful people throughout society today.
Besides the story of the life of Charles Kane himself though, the film had awesome cinematography. Sure it's only in black and white, but if you take a look at it hard you can see how many shadows and lighting characteristics it has that it would only degrade the film if it were in color. When watching the film I did notice the same scowl on his aging face from the beginning to the end of the plot as if he has been trying to get at everyone that has helped him succeed. It was as if Charlie had always strived to get back to the life he had before; with Rosebud, his sled. Other than how well Orson Welles directed the movie with it's symbolism, message and cinematography I would say it's a movie that portrays how our society is today and it's horrible. I will never watch this movie again.