Although one can’t be certain with a film that looms this large, I believe the first time I became at all aware of Citizen Kane was through The Simpsons‘ eleventh-season episode “Guess Who’s Coming to Criticize Dinner?” (Consider the rather terrible quality and clipped-off ending of this clip a representation of my memories of youth.) This is but one example of a direct connection that I can still directly recall, and I found myself, in an experience not unlike rewatching an episode you’ve not seen in more than a decade, flooded with flashbacks and new associations when watching a nifty video essay edited by Celia Gómez and conceived by Jesús Sahuquillo.
You don’t need me to go any further when this explains itself, so watch below:
For another look, check out a video from a few years prior featuring more references:
Welcome, one and all, to the newest episode of The Film Stage Roundtable, a spin-off podcast from the madmen who bring you The Film Stage Show. On this show, we discuss our favorite food-related movies and then we talk about crying at the movies. Give a listen, and then share your thoughts on Twitter and Facebook. Let us know what […]
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