It is unfair to Citizen Kane's glowing reputation that it has become, in the minds of many, the sole representation of nearly a half-century of classic Hollywood cinema. For many people, Citizen Kane is the only classic film they will bother to watch, solely due to its reputation as a synonym for "masterpiece". Of course it is a letdown for them, especially if they have not trained themselves to appreciate classic film as an art form. As with all art, it is best appreciated in context among its contemporaries: in this case, other classic films.
>>64615063 Come to think of it, George Lucas isn't too dissimilar to Orson Welles. Both thought to be rogue auteurs in their prime but considered bloated, bearded failures who spent all their good ideas in youth and became bitter egotists later in life.
Welles's enduring bad reputation is another factor which I believe has soiled Citizen Kane as an experience for future generations, and George Lucas's bad rap will probably have a similar effect on his work after he's gone.
>>64616269 >Welles's enduring bad reputation is another factor which I believe has soiled Citizen Kane If anything his bad rep has soiled every movie he made after CK. The common myth is that he made the perfect movie then burned out/was sabotaged by studios and the rest of his oeuvre is considered second tier at best
>>64614950 >the acting is trash This so much, even for its time the supporting cast is overly theatrical
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