Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Two Line Reviews - #175

Movie: Citizen Kane (1941)

Plot: 'Rosebud' is the last word a popular individual utters and a newspaper agency is out to find the significance of it and that's how a popular story of Kane gets unveiled.Charles Kane, a man with a tremendous resolve and business acumen has another side to him - a self-centric, audacious side - which makes him lose everything he gets - his two wives, a presidential run, a huge castle he builds, people's liking for him etc. and his 'Rosebud' secret , aptly, dies with him.

  • Orson Welles' characterisation of the ruthless Charles Kane & his portrayal of the character. The illustrations showing how he thinks only about himself, in his angle, are crisp and new.
  • Joseph Cotten's role of Jedediah.
  • Wonderful camera angles employed in some of the conversation scenes.
A nice film on an uncanny,unusual character; slightly over-rated.

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