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Posted By: The DM

Posted On: Jul 11, 2004
Views: 930
"Citizen Kane" and "Lost in Translation"

I'm actually really surprised that "Citizen Kane" and "Lost in Translation" didn't get the most votes. I thought that they were both excellent films, but everyone I know who has seen "Citizen Kane" said that it was "good, but not the best movie of all time", and everyone I know who has seen "Lost in Translation" said it was either "good, but overrated" or "completely ****ing boring". I'm curious, so will anyone who has seen either (or both) of these flicks post and tell me what they thought?


Posted By: Fluffybutt

Posted On: Jul 11, 2004
Views: 929
RE: "Citizen Kane" and "Lost in Translation"

Citizen Kane was OK. No way would I agree it's the best movie of all time. Can't see how it keeps getting that title.
Lost in Translation was boring as hell.


Posted By: Jonysan

Posted On: Jul 12, 2004
Views: 908
RE: "Citizen Kane" and "Lost in Translation"

"Lost in Translation" was lost in translation for me, and i usually enjoy Bill Murray movies(as does everyone).


Posted By: Jonysan

Posted On: Jul 12, 2004
Views: 907
RE: "Citizen Kane" and "Lost in Translation"

ITS GROUNDHOG DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Posted By: DA

Posted On: Jul 12, 2004
Views: 882
RE: "Citizen Kane" and "Lost in Translation"

Citizen Kane was a ground breaking movie. I'm not a movie expert, but if I remeber correctly, it was written, directed, produced (?), and performed by one man, Orsen Wells. The narritive was distinct and innovative, rebuilding a man's life through interviews. The cinematography was ground breaking, the first time ceilings were seen on film. The political commentary on Hearst publishing are not too dissimilar to F911 on Bush (okay, that might be a stretch).

Citizen Kane may not hold up when compared to some more recent movies, but when taken in context, it is a front runner for best of all time considering it's impact.



Posted By: Dragonmaster

Posted On: Jul 12, 2004
Views: 860
RE: "Citizen Kane" and "Lost in Translation"

ok, apparently I can't use my initials when I get lazy anymore.


Posted By: Fluffybutt

Posted On: Jul 12, 2004
Views: 852
RE: "Citizen Kane" and "Lost in Translation"

Go away dragonM no one cares about you. Go screw that dead women.


Posted By: no_one

Posted On: Jul 12, 2004
Views: 842
RE: "Citizen Kane" and "Lost in Translation"

dragonmaster is a nice guy, so what that he is a looser, I'm one too and I'm a nice guy!


Posted By: no_one

Posted On: Jul 12, 2004
Views: 835
RE: "Citizen Kane" and "Lost in Translation"

OH MY GOODNESS.

I'm only seeing that after the fact. That was not me at all. Jesus, they don't even know my gender. Get a life you impersonator.


Posted By: Mandedah

Posted On: Jul 13, 2004
Views: 818
RE: "Citizen Kane" and "Lost in Translation"


I thought Lost in Translation was a fabulous film. To me, it was not boring at all, but subtle.

-A


Posted By: Mo'

Posted On: Jul 15, 2004
Views: 773
RE: "Citizen Kane" and "Lost in Translation"

I think DA hit it right on the head, it was groundbreaking, a "first-of-its-kind" type of film. it was thought provoking, not just entertainment. a mystery movie of sorts (who the hell is rosebud?) that comes all together in the end. it was a good portrait of a man whose every action had led to his downfall.

(that is, if i remember correctly. saw the movie in like 10th grade, about 12 years ago.)

that's what i liked about it anyway. it wasn't just entertainment, it made you think.


Posted By: SiverWolf

Posted On: Jul 15, 2004
Views: 765
RE: "Citizen Kane" and "Lost in Translation"

Citizen Cane was infact very impactful on the future of filmmaking, but it is for the most part only that the presentation was laking. They movie was jammed with new and great ideas but to be honest it was not that great. The scipt was not even nearly as inventive as other films of the time something we seemed to have lost in the time being and the direction was mediocre at best. Being and aspiring director I could go through that movie and point out flaw after flaw and could turn the great concept into a brilliant film. It is for that reason though it is admired mostly by people who understand the feild it was not about the movie it was experimental. I still thought it was overrated not because it wasnt great maybe it was as they say one of the better films ever made but merely from a techinical stand point. Kinda like the VR kits of the 80s 90 and todayno one uses them today the sale is mainly to continue research and intrest and to take steps on the path of something that will one day be great. P.S. Spiderman 2 is also overrated it is good movie but not for the reason everyone thinks the inuendos are what make it so great. Fore instance when spidy is trying to save aunt mae and gets thrown into a building and later slingshots himself out it is a sweat shop with child labor. And need i even bring up his girlfriends name everyone got that from the beginning of the comic. If these were just a littlebit more apparent the day of well written scripts would come again but few people caught them and I missed a bunch too. Now i forgot them but i remeber feeling horrible laughing durring the "emotional" scenes because of them.