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Frequently voted one of the best films ever made, Orson Welles's masterpiece tells the story of newspaper magnate Charles Foster Kane in a series of flashbacks. A reporter is intrigued by the dying Kane's last word - rosebud - and sets out to find a new angle on the life of one of the most powerful men in America. Nine Oscar nominations resulted in only one award for the outspoken Welles - Best Screenplay.
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Blueskinnedbeast22/05/2020 21:15

I don`t have a tv licence, how can I watch this for free?


Visit someone who has a license.
Watch through their window to maintain distancing
I hear this is the Citizen Kane of movies
This is one of the most overrated films ever. One of those you only watch to know for yourself. Dreadful over-long dirge
Edited by: "sallyforth" 22nd May
I don`t have a tv licence, how can I watch this for free?
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I watched Educating Rita on iPlayer recently and really enjoyed it
Orson Welles. was such a genius. I have this and the Third man on DVD both excellent films.
I don`t have a tv licence, how can I watch this for free?
This is one of the most overrated films ever. One of those you only watch to know for yourself. Dreadful over-long dirge
Edited by: "sallyforth" 22nd May
I gave up after 2 minutes. Looked pony.
sallyforth22/05/2020 21:19

This is one of the most overrated films ever. One of those you only watch …This is one of the most overrated films ever. One of those you only watch to know for yourself. Dreadful over-long dirge


I'm nearing 50 & still haven't seen this so called classic.It doesn't seem that I'm missing much sallyforth.
Blueskinnedbeast22/05/2020 21:15

I don`t have a tv licence, how can I watch this for free?


Visit someone who has a license.
Watch through their window to maintain distancing
A stunning film
How does anyone know his last word was rosebud?
I hear this is the Citizen Kane of movies
The last time I watched this I loved it but I was doing film and photography at the time so maybe I was going through my pretentious phase lol. We'll see.
Edited by: "Enet" 23rd May
Good film but way overrated
Try to watch his parky interview
Engaging insight into a fascinating human
KFC186922/05/2020 22:21

How does anyone know his last word was rosebud?


because if you've watched the film you would know that is his last word,
guessing you already knew that.
rosebud....
Touch of Evil (1958) is more watchable and more enjoyable - for those who find the pace of Citizen Kane tiresome.

He also has a really good adaptation of Shakespeare - Falstaff/Chimes at Midnight.
I think what makes this film special was his film making techniques which if I remember correctly were revolutionary at the time.
Edited by: "Enet" 23rd May
Pootled23/05/2020 00:13

because if you've watched the film you would know that is his last word, …because if you've watched the film you would know that is his last word, guessing you already knew that.


Yes but the nurse leaves the room before he dies. There's no one left in the room with Kane, so how does the world know that rosebud is his final word? It's the massive hole in the storyline.
Ukguy10122/05/2020 21:46

I'm nearing 50 & still haven't seen this so called classic.It doesn't seem …I'm nearing 50 & still haven't seen this so called classic.It doesn't seem that I'm missing much sallyforth.


Ummmm... you need to watch it to be sure!
Best enjoyed with a Domecq Sherry or ten.
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sallyforth22/05/2020 21:19

This is one of the most overrated films ever. One of those you only watch …This is one of the most overrated films ever. One of those you only watch to know for yourself. Dreadful over-long dirge


For the time it was ground breaking due to the way it was made. This was the first 'modern' film due to new editing techniques, lighting, set design (you could see the ceiling!) etc. If you are interested in the history of movies, this is a good watch.
KFC186923/05/2020 06:27

Yes but the nurse leaves the room before he dies. There's no one left in …Yes but the nurse leaves the room before he dies. There's no one left in the room with Kane, so how does the world know that rosebud is his final word? It's the massive hole in the storyline.


The hid a Mike in his bed lol
Has anyone ever seen the Kane from Citizen Kane...

Third Man is better if you ask me!
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