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June 1, 2021

Episode 70 - Citizen Kane

Episode 70 - Citizen Kane

We can remember everything about the films we watch, some weeks it's the greatest curse that's ever been inflicted on the human race but some weeks it's a delight.  Which is it this time?  Join your favourite TransAtlantic podcasting crew – Ian, Liam, El...


We can remember everything about the films we watch, some weeks it's the greatest curse that's ever been inflicted on the human race but some weeks it's a delight.  Which is it this time?  Join your favourite TransAtlantic podcasting crew – Ian, Liam, Ellie, and Georgia as we head to Xanadu in search of the meaning behind the elusive Rosebud.  It's a campaign of a 70th episode as we discuss:

  • How Orson Welles was lured to Hollywood from the stage and the radio
  • The backstory behind the writing of the screenplay and how it plays into next week's bonus episode
  • The fantastic cinematography throughout the film
  • Is Orson Welles a good looking man?
  • What did we think of the musical number and Susan Alexander's opera voice
  • What trademarks of Welles' theatre background made its way onto the screen
  • Why is this film so highly renowned
  • What was the reaction to this film at the 1941 Oscars
  • Who was Citizen Kane based off of and how did the inspiration try and stop the film from being made
  • What's the impact of too much caffeine 
  • We discuss our own backgrounds with cigarettes
  • Whether or not Citizen Kane is the Best Film Ever

Massive thanks to Lex Van Den Berghe for the use of 'Mistake' by Luckydog.  Catch more from Lex's new band, The Maids of Honor at https://soundcloud.com/themaidsofhonor

Also massive thanks to Moonlight Social for our age game theme song.  You can catch more from them at https://www.moonlightsocialmusic.com/