Wednesday, June 24, 2009

I wish I could have seen "CITIZEN KANE" in the theater

This movie is by far one of the best movies ever made. It is also very timely. To think that this movie was made in the nineteen thirties with what was considered back then state-of-the-art production, it looks just as fresh today as it did then. The idea that absolute power corrupts absolutely was true then as now. The power of the media, the egomania of the news publishers should have given the papers of today a clue that not everything is what it seems, and sometimes the "big story " will come back to haunt you. The movie was understandably upsetting to William Randolph Hearst, whom Kane is modelled after. To show how one can manipulate circumstances and events to justify and possibly start a war just to sell newspapers and achieve power is sick. Yet, that's just what Hearst did.He lost everything including the one thing he loved most in the world that was taken from him, his beloved,"Rosebud." If you don't know what that is, I guess you'll have to see the movie.

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