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Gallery: Citizen Kane

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After his father’s death, Orson Welles traveled to Europe using a small inheritance. He made his stage debut at the Gate Theatre in Dublin, in 1931. Above all, he was a performer.

While working extensively in theatre, Welles worked in radio. “Radio is what I love most of all. The wonderful excitement of what could happen in live radio, when everything that could go wrong did go wrong.” It was with this perilous attitude that Orson Welles would dive into his first film project.
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Top 20: Most Iconic Characters – Film

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The film medium has been around for over a century now, and throughout the years there have been moments and stories that have held point in our minds from our favorite films. One conductor of this often not discussed is iconic characters. We don’t usually have to know a life story or an epilogue of a character to really enjoy their company and many characters throughout the years have stood the test of time.

Here is our list of the top 20 most iconic film characters (more…)

Top 20: Films 1940 – 1949

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Citizen Kane
Casablanca
It’s a Wonderful Life
The Third Man
The Grapes of Wrath
The Maltese Falcon
The Treasure of Sierra Madre
The Bicycle Thief
Double Indemnity
The Best Years of Our Lives

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Top 20: Films of All Time

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Citizen Kane
The Godfather
Casablanca
Gone with the Wind
Lawrence of Arabia
Vertigo
The Godfather Part 2
Singin’ in the Rain
Raging Bull
The Wizard of Oz

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Analysis: A great film critic passes away

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Analysis: A great film critic passes away

Great is an under statement here. Roger Ebert was the face of film criticism. He died April, 04 2013 in Chicago. He was 70. I have followed Roger’s reviews and posts for a long time now, probably the majority of my life. I got into film criticism when I was eleven and I started watching reruns of Siskel & Ebert. At the time Roger was reviewing films with Richard Roeper.

I kept watching these review shows, till the point I stopped seeing Roger Ebert. He suffered from various health problems, among them was cancer from 2002. It got to the point where he had to speak through an electronic voice modulator. This didn’t stop him from writing reviews for the Chicago Sun-Times. (more…)

Your Top 20: Films of All Time

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Your Top 20: Films of All Time

Another additional list that I thought was a necessity for the website. Another difficult put-together. Film is an art, art is subjective, still there are some arts that are more agreed on than others.

Universally speaking, these films are currently considered the best of the best. The reason that the film camera was invented.

So here’s what I have cooked up after the jump: (more…)