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    Quote Originally Posted by T-Dogz_AK47 View Post
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    No need to have a tournament, just put Casablanca vs Citizen Kane in the final already lol.
    I was about to post the same thing. LOL!
    Remember, itís also about ranking all of the movies, and the journey! Plus, itís never a guarantee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mae View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by T-Dogz_AK47 View Post
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    No need to have a tournament, just put Casablanca vs Citizen Kane in the final already lol.
    I was about to post the same thing. LOL!
    Remember, itís also about ranking all of the movies, and the journey! Plus, itís never a guarantee.
    Personally I will take The Maltese Falcon, Rope, and Treasure of Sierra Madre over Citizen Kane, sacrilegious as that may sound. Maybe even It's a Wonderful Life if I am in a sentimental mood. I love Kane, but if I never see it again I'd be fine. To think that I would never see Maltese Falcon again though, I shudder at the thought.
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    Rope is amazing, agreed.

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    Wonderful job as always, Mae!

    I'm happy to see a Lumet film win.

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    Also, I never got around to changing my signature!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Still Servant View Post
    Also, I never got around to changing my signature!
    Thank you! I voted against it but in the end I think the right movie won. BTW I have signatures turned off anyways

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    I saw Citizen Kane for the first time a couple of months ago. I honestly can't understand what all the fuss is about. Can't say I was the least bit interested in what his final words meant, and the "reveal" was a let down to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amd013 View Post
    I saw Citizen Kane for the first time a couple of months ago. I honestly can't understand what all the fuss is about. Can't say I was the least bit interested in what his final words meant, and the "reveal" was a let down to me.
    I donít want to sound pretentious, but, for me, movies arenít always just down to story and plot. What happens is often not as important as how it happens and how itís shown. Itís a very beautifully shot and edited movie.

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    The beauty of Citizen Kane to me is not the story but in the filmmaking. I urge you to watch it again and take in all the cinematography, the camera angles, depth of field, lighting... It's hard to put another film at that level for me.
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    That might be the only recording of that particular man and that band playing this song which is called "In a Mizz" I wish a complete version of it survived somewhere (see if you can spot the pterodactyls).


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    Quote Originally Posted by Heather19 View Post
    The beauty of Citizen Kane to me is not the story but in the filmmaking. I urge you to watch it again and take in all the cinematography, the camera angles, depth of field, lighting... It's hard to put another film at that level for me.



    I'm sorry, but at the end of the day, good acting, camerawork, cinematography, special effects, soundtrack, etc pale in importance to the story. If you can't get into the story, most of the rest won't matter. I guess in today's cinema special effects do have a bigger impact then they should.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amd013 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Heather19 View Post
    The beauty of Citizen Kane to me is not the story but in the filmmaking. I urge you to watch it again and take in all the cinematography, the camera angles, depth of field, lighting... It's hard to put another film at that level for me.



    I'm sorry, but at the end of the day, good acting, camerawork, cinematography, special effects, soundtrack, etc pale in importance to the story. If you can't get into the story, most of the rest won't matter. I guess in today's cinema special effects do have a bigger impact then they should.



    For the record there was a one week time frame where I watched 3 movies held in very high esteem by the critics, that after watching I just didn't get what all the hoopla was about.


    1) Citizen Kane
    2) 2001: a Space Odyssey
    3) Lawrence of Arabia


    (note, I actually liked 2010 a lot better then 2001)
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    It's probably not much of a stretch to say that without Citizen Kane many of the films we enjoy would never have existed, I mean it totally changed the landscape of the art form itself. It was revolutionary in a way that went beyond just telling a story.

    Here's a good article on ScreenRant that details it better than I ever could

    Why Citizen Kane Is Called The Greatest Movie Ever Made
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    Hi everybody! I'll be opening up the nominations thread for the 1940s on 7/11, so in just about a month! Plenty of time to make your lists, maybe watch some of those '40s classics you always meant to, and perhaps check out the lists I posted earlier in the thread to give you some ideas. We'll be aiming to start voting on August 1

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    Hi everyone! Welcome to July! I hope our American membership has a nice Fourth of July weekend! Just a reminder that our event resumes on the 11th as we start the nomination process for the 1940s! Get those lists ready

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    Just another quick reminder that the nominations get underway Monday morning!

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    Thank you, everyone, for another great nomination process! I think we came up yet again with an incredibly diverse and representative list for the 1940s! Round 1 will kick off on Monday, August 1! Please use the following two weeks to maybe catch up with some of the nominees! Lots of them are freely available on YouTube, as well as many streaming services.

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    ready to roll!
    Let's get a little crazy.

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    First post updated with the schedule.

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    One week to go until voting beings!

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    Me patiently waiting for Monday:

    Let's get a little crazy.

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    Haha Iím very excited to get going too! The classics are some of my all-time favorite movies.

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    I wonder what 3rd place will be...

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