Citizen Kane

My god, I love old movies. And I guess since it’s 2012 now and movies aren’t really “new” anymore, I should probably specify what I mean by old—I’m talkin’ black and white films from the 1940’s and 50’s, starring the likes of Jimmy Stewart and Katherine Hepburn (just to name a few, of course). The funny old-timey accents, the lingo, the outfits, the hairdos, the wholesome plotlines, the lack of special effects—just everything. Sigh…

So, where I’m going with this is that I watched Citizen Kane last night. Ahhh, that’s more like it. I’d rather watch Orson Wells play a millionaire newspaper tycoon than have to sit through Brad Pitt disfiguring a bunch of guys any day. And while Dan and I both generally enjoyed it (although I may have caught him snoozing through a few scenes), we were a little curious as to what makes it widely considered one of the best films of all time.

From a little “Googling”, it seems that what makes it so noteworthy is a lot of behind the scenes stuff like the production, cinematography, storytelling techniques, and soundtrack. Or at least that’s what Wikipedia says, true or false?

3 down and 7 to go though (eek). I have a busy week of movie watching ahead of me indeed…

and omg, how beautiful is this typography? LOVE.

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