Thursday, January 16, 2014

Final Scene: Citizen Kane (Spoliers)


5 comments:

Sergio (Tipping My Fedora) said...

Saw this when I was 13 and it rocked my world - that ending wa sprobably the most exciting film experience I had ever had - might still be in fact - thanks Patti.

Deb said...

A good question might be at what point do you assume that you no longer have to worry about revealing spoilers. I have been on book blogs where people seriously complained about spoilers when someone mentioned that Elizabeth Bennett marries Mr. Darcy in Pride and Prejudice. Is there ever a point in the lifetime of a movie that it would be considered "fair" to assume that people know what's coming? I would never want to spoil a great movie like Citizen Kane or Vertigo, which are so much more than their plot twists; but what about a movie like The Crying Game or The Sixth Sense, where so much of the dramatic element of the movie IS the plot twist.

Margot Kinberg said...

Such a well-done, classic ending, Patti!

Charles Gramlich said...

to my shame, I've never seen it.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Let's take that question on soon, Deb. I always wonder about it too. The Internet has sort of made it come up more often since a discussion of any book goes on longer and is more heard.