History Film / CitizenKane

24th Nov '16 1:01:32 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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18th Nov '16 11:00:51 PM CaptEquinox
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* MythologyGag: In one scene dated 1935, Kane tells a reporter not to believe everything he hears on the radio. Considering who is playing [[Creator/OrsonWelles Kane]] that is true.

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* MythologyGag: Also a ShoutOut. In one scene dated 1935, Kane tells a reporter not to believe everything he hears on the radio. Considering who is playing [[Creator/OrsonWelles Kane]] [[Radio/WarOfTheWorlds that is true.true]].
18th Nov '16 10:54:05 PM CaptEquinox
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*** This also means that Kane died with [[HeartwarmingMoments one cherished secret]] only he knew. The press and the populace could never get their hands on what was closest to his heart.


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** This also means that Kane died with [[HeartwarmingMoments one cherished secret]] only he knew. The press and the populace could never get their hands on what was closest to his heart. And the snowglobe, which Kane held until he died, had belonged to Susan, who had loved him for himself. He was thinking of her, too.
18th Nov '16 10:46:49 PM CaptEquinox
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*** This also means that Kane died with [[HeartwarmingMoments one cherished secret]] only he knew. The press and the populace could never get their hands on what was closest to his heart.
18th Nov '16 10:41:21 PM CaptEquinox
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** The atrocity in question is a mezuzah, a box containing sacred Hebrew texts, affixed to a doorpost, often believed to act as a warding or protection (and thus a protection over the child). Additionally, if "Mr. Bernstein is apt to pay a visit to the nursery now and then", he'd touch the mezuzah upon entering the room.

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** The atrocity in question is a mezuzah, a box containing sacred Hebrew texts, texts (usually the Ten Commandments), affixed to a doorpost, often believed to act as a warding or protection (and thus a protection over the child). Additionally, if "Mr. Bernstein is apt to pay a visit to the nursery now and then", he'd kiss his fingers and then touch the mezuzah upon entering and leaving the room.
6th Nov '16 6:59:15 AM AnonFangeekGirl
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* LonelyAtTheTop: As a core theme. One of the reasons why he tries to desperately cling to his wife, and eventually comes true when she leaves him.

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* LonelyAtTheTop: As a core theme. One of the reasons why he tries to desperately cling to his wife, and eventually comes true when she leaves him. It's also the meaning behind 'Rosebud'- his life, though successful, was so unhappy that the greatest time in his life was when he was a child and playing with his sled.
6th Nov '16 6:56:37 AM AnonFangeekGirl
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* DyingAlone: Kane at the beginning. The rest of the movie is devoted to showing [[HowWeGotHere why he was alone]].
21st Sep '16 11:41:22 AM drac0blade
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* EstablishingCharacterMoment: The first major scene with Welles as a 24 year old Kane has him arguing with Thatcher over how he was running The Inquirer. It does extremely well with establishing how money was simply not a concern of his in any way, shape or form. "You're right, I did lose a million dollars last year. I expect to lose a million dollars this year. I expect to lose a million dollars next year. You know Mr. Thatcher, at the rate of a million dollars a year, I'll have to close this place in... 60 years."

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* EstablishingCharacterMoment: The first major scene with Welles as a 24 year old 24-year-old Kane has him arguing with Thatcher over how he was running The Inquirer. It does extremely well with establishing how money was simply not a concern of his in any way, shape or form. "You're right, I did lose a million dollars last year. I expect to lose a million dollars this year. I expect to lose a million dollars next year. You know Mr. Thatcher, at the rate of a million dollars a year, I'll have to close this place in... 60 years."
21st Sep '16 11:37:16 AM drac0blade
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%%* MalevolentMugshot: "Vote for KANE"
* TheManIsStickingItToTheMan: A subversion. Orson Welles made this film for a Hollywood Studio and the film was a general satire of UsefulNotes/TheAmericanDream, yellow journalism, the Hollywood style and narrative, and it states that CapitalismIsBad. This was made at the invitation of the studios themselves but as a result of Hearst's interference on account of "percieved" libel, the film's release was sabotaged, Welles' reputation was smeared and Hollywood learnt its lesson from "The Man".

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%%* MalevolentMugshot: "Vote for KANE"
KANE."
* TheManIsStickingItToTheMan: A subversion. Orson Welles made this film for a Hollywood Studio and the film was a general satire of UsefulNotes/TheAmericanDream, yellow journalism, the Hollywood style and narrative, and it states that CapitalismIsBad. This was made at the invitation of the studios themselves but as a result of Hearst's interference on account of "percieved" libel, the film's release was sabotaged, Welles' reputation was smeared and Hollywood learnt its lesson from "The Man".Man."



* PatrioticFervor: "I am, have been, and will always be, an American"

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* PatrioticFervor: "I am, have been, and will always be, an American"American."



* PlotTriggeringDeath: The plot is kickstarted by Kane's death.
* PopculturalOsmosisFailure: When many films are said to be "the Citizen Kane of horror/comedy/action" or someone says "Bad Movie is Citizen Kane compared to Worse Movie", folks get the idea that ''Citizen Kane'' is a great movie. Many people stop there.

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* PlotTriggeringDeath: The plot is kickstarted kick-started by Kane's death.
* PopculturalOsmosisFailure: When many films are said to be "the Citizen Kane of horror/comedy/action" or someone says "Bad Movie is Citizen Kane compared to Worse Movie", Movie," folks get the idea that ''Citizen Kane'' is a great movie. Many people stop there.



* PowerfulAndHelpless: All of Charles Foster Kane's wealth and power can't stop the world from finding out about his adultery which kills his political career. In fact one of the over-arching themes of the film is that all of Kane's wealth and power fail to gain him the love of others, which is the one thing he truly wants and never really gets.
* PrettyInMink: his two wives naturally wore a few furs.

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* PowerfulAndHelpless: All of Charles Foster Kane's wealth and power can't stop the world from finding out about his adultery adultery, which kills his political career. In fact one of the over-arching overarching themes of the film is that all of Kane's wealth and power fail to gain him the love of others, which is the one thing he truly wants and never really gets.
* PrettyInMink: his His two wives naturally wore a few furs.



-->'''Female reporter:''': ''If you could've found out what Rosebud meant, I bet that would've explained everything.''
-->'''Thompson''': ''No, I don't think so; no. Mr. Kane was a man who got everything he wanted and then lost it. Maybe Rosebud was something he couldn't get, or something he lost. Anyway, it wouldn't have explained anything... I don't think any word can explain a man's life. No, I guess Rosebud is just a... piece in a jigsaw puzzle... a missing piece.''



* SlowClap: After the disastrous operatic debut of his wife Susan, [[http://static03.mediaite.com/themarysue/uploads/2013/06/slow-clap.gif Kane stubbornly stands up and does a]] SlowClap; the rest of the audience begrudgingly follows suit.

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* SlowClap: After the disastrous operatic debut of his wife Susan, [[http://static03.mediaite.com/themarysue/uploads/2013/06/slow-clap.gif Kane stubbornly stands up and does a]] a SlowClap; the rest of the audience begrudgingly follows suit.
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