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Citizen Kane (movie)

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  • When H.G. Wells met Orson Welles, Or: How typos lead to neat things

    The strangest part of this story may be that in the middle of World War II, 74-year-old British author H.G. Wells took a train to Texas to speak to a meeting of the United States Brewers Assn. I can't quite figure out why he was tapped to speak there;...
  • Donald Richie dies at 88; interpreted Japan for the West

    Donald Richie, an American expatriate in Japan who became that country's preeminent Western interpreter, explaining its culture — from cinema to Zen to tattoos — in books and essays that illuminated the author's psyche as much as that of his...
  • Richard Collins dies at 98; onetime blacklisted screenwriter

    Richard Collins dies at 98; onetime blacklisted screenwriter
    Richard Collins, a screenwriter during the McCarthy era who was blacklisted for several years before he cooperated with the Communist-hunting House Un-American Activities Committee, died Thursday in Ventura. The onetime Communist Party member was 98...
  • Black and white lights up screens in 'Frances Ha,' 'Nebraska'

    Black and white lights up screens in 'Frances Ha,' 'Nebraska'
    When Hollywood began transitioning from black-and-white films in the early 1960s, the director Vincente Minnelli had a simple, dismissive reply to those who questioned the shift. "Color," he said, "can do anything that black-and-white can." A half-...
  • Val Kilmer transforms into Mark Twain

    Val Kilmer transforms into Mark Twain
    Over the course of two hours inside a small dressing room at the Kirk Douglas Theatre, Val Kilmer ages 20 years. His hair turns a crazy, curly white, a strong mustache sprouts on his upper lip, and deep bags appear under his eyes. Eventually the actor...
  • Vertigo replaces Citizen Kane as the greatest film of all-time

    Vertigo replaces Citizen Kane as the greatest film of all-time
    In case you haven't heard, there is a new top dog when it comes to the greatest movies of all time. Sight and Sound's list has Alfred Hitchcock's psychological thriller "Vertigo" replacing Orson Welles classic "Citizen Kane." For 50 years, "Citizen...
  • TCM to present U.S. TV premiere of 'The Story of Film: An Odyssey'

    TCM to present U.S. TV premiere of 'The Story of Film: An Odyssey'
    Turner Classic Movies is set to present the U.S. TV premiere of Mark Cousins' acclaimed 15-hour documentary, "The Story of Film: An Odyssey," beginning Sept. 2. The cable network will show Cousins' documentary with a complementary program of 119...
  • Movie classics? Depends on your taste

     Movie classics? Depends on your taste
    The schedule for Kristen Tett's Cinema Classics series at Triangle Square Cinemas doesn't look like the syllabus for a film studies class, exactly. This year's offerings run the gamut from critical darlings (the first two "Godfather" movies, "Vertigo") to...
  • The story of the Oscars

    The story of the Oscars
    While it's true that there's only so much anyone can say about the Oscars, remember it can be said again and again. As a reader (and writer), I know by now that there are 10 abiding Oscar stories. Here they are, all in a single article: The history...
  • Big-screen blind spot: 'Groundhog Day'

    Big-screen blind spot: 'Groundhog Day'
    Once in a while, a movie slips under your radar. For about, oh, 20 years. In 'Big-screen blind spot,' we sit down with those 'classic' movies everybody but us has seen and give them the nostalgia critic treatment. Confession: Until this week, I had never...
  • City Lights: A list for why this recovering list addict is going list-less (from now on)

    City Lights: A list for why this recovering list addict is going list-less (from now on)
    Now that Christmas is over, I have a new seasonal tune stuck in my head. Maybe it wasn't intended as a holiday song, but it's one I often find myself humming around the end of December and start of January: "Nothing Was Delivered," an obscure Bob Dylan...
  • Gaming grows up: A video game revolution

    Gaming grows up: A video game revolution
    The video game is 40. Its exact birthday is arguable. Cultural historians likely would date its origins further back, roughly a decade or two; prototypes of arcade games flourished in university computer labs in the 1950s. But “Pong,” the...