What’s often called the defining film of a generation (and, indeed, a century), makes the leap to a new kind of definition today – high definition – with the Blue-ray release of the 1941 masterpiece, Citizen Kane with Orson Well.
For more than half a century Kane has headed the polls as he greatest film ever made.
Some film critics now qeustion this rating. David Thompson says younger people now find it boring.
I saw Kane (the story of William Randlolph Hearst) many years ago but i remember very little about it. Something about a mysterious “Rosebud.”
But I do remember several other great films very vividly:
Bridge Over the River Kwai with the incomparable Alec Guiness who I met several times in London in the sixties.
Brideshead Revisited, based on the novel by Evelyn Waugh. The remarkable performance by John Gilguid, is alone worth the price of admission.
Sadly, I cannot remember the title of my third favourite film. It was based on a palatial estate called Manderly and starred laurence Olivier and Olivia de Havilland. Does anybody remember the nameof this film?
Did you ever see Citizen Kane? Would you rate it up there as number one of all time/
What are your three most memorable films?