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Sun Feb 15, 2015, 09:09 PM

Citizen Kane vs. The Godfather

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Both films are usually tied as being considered the greatest cinematic achievement. Which film do you prefer. If I had to choose, I pick Citizen Kane, but it's a close contest. If we were comparing Kane to Godfather II, then II would get my vote.

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Reply Citizen Kane vs. The Godfather (Original post)
Dpm12 Feb 2015 OP
NewJeffCT Feb 2015 #1
BlueJazz Feb 2015 #2
Sedona Feb 2015 #3
shenmue Feb 2015 #4
pipi_k Feb 2015 #9
Dpm12 Feb 2015 #12
shenmue Feb 2015 #13
Dpm12 Feb 2015 #17
shenmue Feb 2015 #18
pipi_k Feb 2015 #21
pipi_k Feb 2015 #16
CBGLuthier Feb 2015 #24
lovemydog Feb 2015 #5
bigwillq Feb 2015 #6
ProfessorGAC Feb 2015 #7
ProdigalJunkMail Feb 2015 #14
greatauntoftriplets Feb 2015 #8
pipi_k Feb 2015 #10
Gidney N Cloyd Feb 2015 #11
Kingofalldems Feb 2015 #15
olddots Feb 2015 #19
dr.strangelove Feb 2015 #20
sharp_stick Feb 2015 #22
Manifestor_of_Light Feb 2015 #23

Response to Dpm12 (Original post)

Sun Feb 15, 2015, 09:24 PM

1. I think Citizen Kane

is probably more influential for serious movie buffs and its influence on future movies.

However, I think Godfather I and II are much bigger among your regular, and not so regular, movie goers.

All three movies are all time greats, though, so I can't really argue strongly against any of them.

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Response to Dpm12 (Original post)

Sun Feb 15, 2015, 09:27 PM

2. This may seem rather flip but it's my feeling: It's impossible for me. One film is New York Strip.

 

The other is rich Coconut Crème Pie with butter-graham cracker crust.

In short...depends on the mood I'm in which is the best.

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Response to Dpm12 (Original post)

Sun Feb 15, 2015, 11:25 PM

3. Casablanca

(sorry)



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Response to Dpm12 (Original post)

Mon Feb 16, 2015, 01:39 AM

4. Citizen Kane is one of the most overrated pieces of crap ever

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Response to shenmue (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 16, 2015, 12:08 PM

9. OMG

I thought I was, like, the only person on the planet who thought that.

Every time someone lauds it as one of the greatest films ever, I think...WTF?????

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Response to shenmue (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 16, 2015, 07:13 PM

12. The camera angles and

deep focus photography disagree. Every time I see those deep-focus shots, I gasp in amazement. Films TODAY don't have cinematography that great. You two can dislike it, that's fine, but to call it a "piece of crap" or "overrated" is, frankly, stupid. No offense

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Response to Dpm12 (Reply #12)

Mon Feb 16, 2015, 07:28 PM

13. Sorry



Nope.

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Response to shenmue (Reply #13)

Tue Feb 17, 2015, 02:39 AM

17. Okay

The Beatles are overrated. Their music sucks. Every time I hear a song of theirs, my ears want to bleed. How's that?

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Response to Dpm12 (Reply #17)

Tue Feb 17, 2015, 05:34 AM

18. Who cares?

Why are you important?

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Response to Dpm12 (Reply #17)

Tue Feb 17, 2015, 11:37 AM

21. Hahahaha

Honestly, this made me laugh, and I like the Beatles!



Know what? Lots of people on DU think Nickelback sucks. I like them. But then, I like being...different.

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Response to Dpm12 (Reply #12)

Mon Feb 16, 2015, 11:08 PM

16. But if someone

Sincerely thinks a particular film really is a piece of crap, why is it stupid to say so?


I'm pretty sure that someone somewhere would call a movie or two that I like a piece of crap as well, but my reaction would be...so what?

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Response to Dpm12 (Reply #12)

Wed Feb 18, 2015, 04:09 AM

24. not to mention more effects shot than the original Star Wars

I shake my head at such foolish hyperbole as to call such a great film crap. Oh well, some people have a singular purpose to disdain the popular and critically acclaimed as if it somehow makes them superior to the rest of the world.

You and I know that CK is a truly great film as for those other two DUers I would really like to know what kind of movie they consider to be of great quality. I wonder if it would be Adam Sandler or something by Uwe Boll.

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Response to Dpm12 (Original post)

Mon Feb 16, 2015, 01:56 AM

5. I'd choose Citizen Kane.

As I've watched it more times. They're both great movies.

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Response to Dpm12 (Original post)

Mon Feb 16, 2015, 09:34 AM

6. Godfather (nt)

 

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Response to Dpm12 (Original post)

Mon Feb 16, 2015, 09:50 AM

7. Man, This Looks Like I Wrote The OP

I'm dead on with your assessment. For me, it GF2, then Kane, then GF1. I can't put any movie ahead of GF2.

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Reply #7)

Mon Feb 16, 2015, 08:02 PM

14. another Georgia-boy stands by your side in that ranking...

GF2 is simply the best movie ever made. brilliant in all aspects.

sP

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Response to Dpm12 (Original post)

Mon Feb 16, 2015, 10:38 AM

8. Citizen Kane!

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Response to Dpm12 (Original post)

Mon Feb 16, 2015, 12:10 PM

10. Definitely

"The Godfather"

But only episodes I and II

Episode III sucks.

IMO

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Response to Dpm12 (Original post)

Mon Feb 16, 2015, 03:15 PM

11. For artistic merit: edge Kane. But I find Godfather (I & II) more entertaining.

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Response to Dpm12 (Original post)

Mon Feb 16, 2015, 08:04 PM

15. Is ther better film making than the Baptism scene

in The Godfather? I haven't seen anything even close.

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Response to Dpm12 (Original post)

Tue Feb 17, 2015, 06:46 AM

19. of all the films ever made

 

These are two of them .

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Response to Dpm12 (Original post)

Tue Feb 17, 2015, 11:25 AM

20. They are generations apart in terms of technology

for that reason, Kane was remarkable for its camera innovations and its beauty. godfather, while a pretty film, is never ranked high on its looks, but instead for its acting and writing. Both are great, but for different reasons.

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Response to Dpm12 (Original post)

Tue Feb 17, 2015, 11:39 AM

22. Citizen Kane for the

way it was made, The Godfather for the story.

Completely different films, I find Citizen Kane to be one of the best visually produced and directed films in history but the story never really got me going.

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Response to Dpm12 (Original post)

Wed Feb 18, 2015, 03:19 AM

23. Godfather has way too much pointless violence.

I don't like gangster movies because I have no sympathy for or identification with murderers. The Godfather series is a bunch of beautiful movies about people that are horrible and ugly on the inside.

I'll say the same about Million Dollar Baby. I have no sympathy for the main characters, boxers, because they hurt people for a living. Even a female boxer. Makes no difference, it's about hurting and killing people.

Citizen Kane for the cinematography and effects that were very low-tech.

Like the scene with the water glass, the wife Susan in bed after an attempted overdose, and the nurse coming through the door: That same piece of film was run through the camera and exposed THREE TIMES to get the three different elements of the picture in.

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