May 29, 2003

Citizen Kane

We finished watching Citizen Kane last night. Neither Erin or I had ever seen it or knew anything about the movie. It was enjoyable. I really enjoyed the photography in the film. I wish I could take some B&W shots like they had in the movie. Great shadow detail. Great tonal range. Deep blacks. I found it to be rather impressive. I wonder if the set designers had painted shadows in places. I wonder if the wardrobe was chosen to accentuate the B&W film medium. It would be nice to see more movies in black and white. People don't want to see movies in B&W anymore. And the people that make movies don't want to shoot on film anymore. Film vs. Digital. Color vs. Black & White. The battle rages on.

Posted by Joe at May 29, 2003 10:54 AM

It was art. Movies aren't so much art anymore as they are computerized showcases. Not that there is anything wrong with that, but there is something impressive that back in the day Citizen Kane was filmed, it was about camera angle and lighting, fading back and closing in, shadows and stark images. Art.

Posted by: Erin at May 29, 2003 11:14 AM

There are some B/W movies I love. To Kill A Mockingbird and Dr. Strangelove come to mind. I'll also admit to enjoying anything by the Three Stooges and though not necessarily movies, The Little Rascals.

Posted by: Vernon at May 29, 2003 7:36 PM

You should see "Raging Bull"

Posted by: harry at June 3, 2003 6:02 PM
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