The deadline for entries for the Great Citizen Kane Debate was last night at midnight. We’re so pleased with the response our call for posts received! The quality of the arguments presented by these bloggers is impressive, and has already made for some excellent, informative, and entertaining reading.
The esteemed contributors are:
- Andreas from Pussy Goes Grrr: “Yes We Kane!”
- Jill from Sittin’ on a Backyard Fence: “Wait a minute, there’s no cane in Citizen Kane!”
- Christianne from Krell Laboratories: “It Can’t Be Love, For There is No True Love”
- Lindsay from Lindsay’s Movie Musings: “The Great Kane Debate”
- thingy from Pondering Life: “It’s Like a White Castle Burger, A Mystery”
- David from FilmClassics: “Citizen Kane–To Love or to Hate”
- Mythical Monkey of A Mythical Monkey Writes @ the Movies: “Citizen Kane: Best Ever?”
- Rachel from The Girl with the White Parasol: “Citizen Kane Takes the Stand”
- Karen from shadowsandsatin: “True Classics Presents: The Great Citizen Kane Debate”
- Natalie from In the Mood: “Citizen Kane (1941) From My Point of View”
- Kevyn Knox from The Most Beautiful Fraud in the World: “In Defense of Citizen Kane“
- Dr. Film from Dr. Film: “The Fame of Kane”
- Ryan from The Matinee: “Poor Little Rich Boy (Citizen Kane vs. The Social Network)”
- Angela from The Hollywood Revue: “My Conflicted Relationship with Citizen Kane“
[Note: if we’ve somehow left your entry off this list, please let us know ASAP!!]
We hope you’ll take some time to travel around and visit all of these bloggers and even add your voice to the debate by commenting on their posts!
We’ll be judging the entries over the next two weeks, and the winners will be announced here on November 30th!
Thanks to everyone who took the time to write a post and also to everyone who helped promote this event on their blogs and Twitter feeds over the past month!
13 thoughts on “In this corner …”
Great to be part of this great debate. Not to sound too nitpicky though, but you spelled my name wrong in the post.
Apologies! I’ll fix that immediately.
Wow Thanx. You are on the ball.
I am seriously in awe of some of the fantastic pieces that were written for this. Will try to get around to commenting on a few. Thanks so much for hosting!
Thanks for hosting, girls! It’s been a lot of fun.
Ah! Thanks a million for hosting. I loved reading what everyone else had to say about CK.
Ah, this is too bad. I was unaware of this blogathon, but I have my first piece on Citizen Kane scheduled to go up this Friday. Perhaps I can get an out-of-competition prize from the jury? 😉
Please share the link once your piece is up on your blog! Even though the deadline has passed, we’d still enjoy reading your thoughts once you’ve posted them.
It just went up today: http://thedancingimage.blogspot.com/2011/11/citizen-kane.html
As I said, it was written pre-blogathon so it isn’t focused on the “is it the greatest film ever made?” question but inevitably the issue of its reputation vs. its appeal is addressed. Mostly it dwells on how each narrator sees a different Kane, and how that is expressed through the screenplay & visuals – and how, despite these different views, the film forms one entity. Kind of like the five fingers make one indomitable fist, as Lucy often told Linus. (A Peanuts reference seems to go well with Kane-talk, as Schulz was a huge fan and even contained a Rosebud spoiler in his strip!)
Thanks for allowing me to participate in this! It was a lot of fun. And reading all of the fantastic entries? Loving it.
Thanks again to everyone who contributed their time and effort for the competition! I am enjoying going through all of the posts and reading your positions in the “debate.” I have to say again how impressed I am with the quality of the entries–y’all are simply wonderful!
A lot more “There is no such thing as the greatest movie ever” than I was expecting. This makes me happy, actually.
Oh, and nice blog you have here. Not sure how I’ve been missing it all this time.
Thanks again for hosting! I’m having a lot of fun reading everyone’s entries.