Spacefem (spacefem) wrote,
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Citizen Kane

Finished watching Citizen Kane last night. I was dissapointed. I mean, it's supposed to be like the best movie ever made? I've seen lots of better movies. Casablanca lived up to its hype, as did The Godfather, The Graduate, Schindler's List, and Gone With The Wind. AFI got those right in its top 100 I'd say. But Citizen Kane? I read some online reviews and the people who loved it were mostly film students, enamoured with the cinematography. The story itself is just sort of pointless. Filthy rich guy can never be happy because of lost childhood and women who keep screwing his life up.

As a woman, I get sick of being blamed for the world's problems, I'd just like to say that.

Also, the whole idea of us feeling sorry for this filthy stinking rich guy leaves me in the cold as well. Reminds me of that Good Charlotte song. Yeah, money can't buy everything. You don't get sympathy because you can't learn that lesson.

So I guess I'd say if you want to fill in your life and see more AFI top 100 movies, skip Citizen Kane. Instead, check out:

1. Casablanca
2. Sparticus
3. Amadeus
4. Babette's Feast (absolutely no one has seen this one, it would seem. sad.)
5. The Graduate
6. Star Wars
7. American Graffiti
8. Close Encounters Of The Third Kind
9. Breakfast at Tiffany's

These are my favorite "perspective on life" movies. Of course, those of you who know me know that on most given movie nights I'm popping a Jackie Chan flick or whatever, but these are the films that really made me stop and think about life and love and all those important things. Go see them.
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