The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)
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Even bearing in mind the studio cuts, i couldn't really see the semblances of a film "better than Citizen Kane", as Welles supposedly claimed Ambersons could've been. Also the version that survives is very dark and the picture aspect is rather cluttered and awkward. I watched the DVD so I assume this is the best surviving copy, which really is a shame.
Cinematography is killer in dis here film
Oh my gosh....oh MY gosh. Will you GET UP?
I don't know about it being as good or better than Citizen Kane but what does it matter, it's a great film. Welles is an absolute expert at storytelling, he manages to tap into something timeless in his films and it shows here.
(Hats off to Tim Holt too! I loved his performance)
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This movie ranks #34 in A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies
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This movie ranks #64 in National Film Registry
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This movie ranks #95 in Sight and Sound 2012 - Combined List
This movie ranks #126 in Academy Award Best Picture Nominees
This movie ranks #149 in The British Film Institute: 360 Classics
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This movie ranks #215 in Jonathan Rosenbaum's Essential Films
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This movie ranks #1145 in The Criterion Collection