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:
Since any New York City cinephile has a nearly suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. Displayed below are a few of the city’s most reliable theaters and links to screenings of their weekend offerings — films you’re not […]
Welcome, one and all, to the newest episode of The Film Stage Show! This week, I am joined by Michael Snydel and Bill Graham. First, we discuss the death of director Jonathan Demme. Then, we talk about the anime film Your Name. by Makoto Shinkai. Subscribe on iTunes or see below to stream download (right-click and save as…). […]
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