funny review of citizen kane on amazon

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  1. Christ Reynolds

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    i love the classics, but i must admit i can think of a hundred movies better than ck. great movie, but not the best. anyway, i found this "review" on amazon, thought it was funny. enjoy.

    'Citizen Kane (Special Edition)' It is my understanding that humans watch movies to be entertained, to be stimulated, to escape-- not to be forced into a semiconscious or unconscious state. My advice circuit indicates you should fast forward through the first 30 minutes. In fact, fast forward through the entire duration of the film, and use the time you saved to go get laid. Come on, you're watching citizen kane! Extracurricularly!
     
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    Are Citizen Kane bashers the same people who think it's not cool to like the Beatles and claim Mozart was overrated?

    Eh, whatever makes people happy.
     
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    Seth & Mike [​IMG]
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    Make that a hundred films you happen to like better than Citizen Kane. That doesn't make them better.
     
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    ...And the fact that some people consider CK the best film ever made doesn't make it so, either [​IMG]
     
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    Fodder for another thread I suppose, but I'd love to see that list of a hundred films and detailed reasons why they are better than Citzen Kane.
     
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    On second though... Not gonna get into it [​IMG]
     
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    Calm down, it's just a matter of opinion.
     
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    It doesn't matter whether you like the film or not...it's still an incredible piece of filmmaking.

    What kind of defense can one make? Saying Citizen Kane has poor editing and cinematography? Bad acting? Bad sound design?

    I believe that Kane is exactly side-by-side with Lawrence of Arabia, 8 1/2, Fantasia, Napoleon, City Lights, and Nosferatu...it's impossible to have only one greatest film.

    Hey...even Pauline Kael liked Citizen Kane.
     
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    And Ck can not be the best film ever, in regards to facts. No film will ever be the best film ever, its all a matter of opinion. Even saying that it is beyond dispute that 2001 was a great film. To you it may have been a great film, the AFI may think it is a great film but again they are only opinions, it isn't fact.
     
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    Speaking of funny reviews, here's an IMDB user comment on "Salo":

    'IT IS good to see, once awhile, a films where you see it, actors are playing with fun. In salo, there is much of this. It is a nice one, for all the family. Is perfect for family viewing, have night in, and watch it with dinner. The music is nice, and the shildren and adults, they have nice relationships. But don't they argue!'
     
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    What does make it "fact"? When basically the vast majority of film critics have dubbed this to be a "great" film, people who have seen more films in one year than most do in a lifetime, people who make their livings and base their lives on the study of motion pictures conclude that this is without a shadow of a doubt a "great" picture, isn't that "fact"?
     
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