S. Sorensen's Citizen Kane Reflections
Overall I enjoyed the film, but I believe that the film is severly overrated. I see that the film set the standard for films in which the main character is completely miserable due to his or her own actions. The acting left something to be desired, the characters in the film are very specific, but the portrayals of the characters are shallow. However, I did enjoy the film's style and how the audience learns more about Charles Foster Kane. The concept of releasing details to the viewer through detective work after the man's death in order to understand what his dying words meant was a clever way of progressing the plot and telling Kane's story. The story's development effectively built up my desire to comprehend "rosebud". I appreciated how the film came to a close with the cathartic burning of Kane's beloved possession from the only time period he was truly happy.