Tag: Citizen Kane

ACF Critic Series #33: Citizen Kane, Part 2

 

This week, Telly Davidson and I wrap up our conversation on Orson Welles’ Citizen Kane–the tyrannic soul who wants to be loved by everyone, erotic longings that slip the bounds of nature, and the failure of friendship to limit madness. We talk about the problems of love and friendship, but also about politics and media, or how tyranny shows up in the age of Progress.

ACF Critic Series #32: Citizen Kane

 

For the two-year anniversary of the podcast, here’s Citizen Kane. We talk media moguls and politics; radio, TV, and Trump; democratic reform and the tyrannic soul; Progress and Eros. Here’s, for once, a defense of Orson Welles’s political wit, not movie magic! I talk to Telly Davidson, another of the few conservatives in Hollywood– a critic, author, and man toiling away in production. His most recent book is Culture War about, you guessed it, the ’90s, when the seeds were planted of the whirlwind keeping things interesting now. We’ll talk about it on our next podcast!

Citizen Trump

 

This is a fascinating video of Donald Trump critiquing Citizen Kane – the iconic film on wealth and moral corruption. It’s a little surreal watching a much younger Trump wrestle with the meaning of the movie. Even his body language seems to pull the curtain back a little. “Perhaps I can understand that…” when talking about the distance growing between a husband and wife. Sad — and I mean that in the most sincere way.

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Have you ever seen “Key Largo?” In addition to being the fourth and final Bogart-Bacall pairing, this 1948 movie features an impressive cast including Edward G Robinson, Lionel Barrymore and Claire Trevor and is ably directed by John Huston. The film depicts a returning veteran and hotel owners efforts to survive an encounter with an […]

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So you didn’t watch Lost 10 years ago when it was on the air, but now you’re catching up on Netflix. And you don’t want any spoilers. Tough. You might get some plot point spoiled for you. Like that…OK, I can’t actually remember any plot points from Lost, but what I mean is that at […]

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