Friday, July 22, 2011

#6 DZP: Citizen Kane & East of Eden

"Orson Welles reinvented movies at the age of 26 with this audacious biography of newspaper baron Charles Foster Kane, which, in essence, was a thinly veiled portrait of publishing magnate William Randolph Hearst. Welles's complex and technically stunning film chronicles Kane's rise from poverty to become one of America's most influential men -- and it's considered one of the best movies ever made." Netflix
I tried to pay attention to the best I could (dealing with the baby and all), but it shows me a new light to the newspaper... besides of course the Clark from Superman. I can see how this movie really gave movie producers a run for their money. This movie had like 10 Academy Award nominations! Welles played a terrific role and nailed every emotion the rollercoaster took you on.

"Set in California's Salinas Valley, Elia Kazan's adaptation of John Steinbeck's novel centers on Cal Trask (James Dean), the black sheep son of a stern farmer(Raymond Massey). Tired of being compared to his perfect brother, troublemaker Cal tries in vain to please his father. The two finally face off when Cal confronts his dad with the truth about his allegedly dead mother. Julie Harris, Jo Van Fleet and Burl Ives co-star." Netflix
 Train-traveling Cal is a confused young man who doesn't know who he is and starts trouble trying to see his mother, and wants to know why his mother ran out on them. This is the first time I've seen the handsome Dean in one of his movies... yes, I have not seen Rebel.

This completes my #6 on my DZP! 10 Classic movies done!
•The Best Years of Our Lives, 1946
•A Streetcar Named Desire, 1951
•The Heiress, 1949
•Rebecca, 1940
•Lawrence of Arabia, 1962
•A Tale of Two Cities, 1935
•To Kill a Mockingbird, 1962
•Little Women, 1933
•East of Eden, 1955
•Citizen Kane, 1941

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