Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Citizen Kane * *

Who? Themos, Rajay
Where? Home Theater

Citizen kane is supposed to be one of the best movies ever filmed. It starts with a word, probably the most famous word in all of cinema history, Rosebud, and it ends with the same word. The film focuses on the life of Charlie Foster Kane, a (fictional) newspaper editor that is an american icon. Orson Welles brilliantly sets up a series of flashbacks in order to look at Kane's life and figure out what Rosebud really is. This is certainly not the best movie ever, but it is very good considering that it was filmed in 1941 and it still echoes to an engineering student today in 2005. It reminded me how back then the press was the only way to provide information to the people - hence the huge power it gained. Thankfull today there is a variety of media that people can select from and they can decide on who and what to believe.