Citizen Kane

What's your favorite movie? Citizen Kane (1941) leads off a playlist on film criticism playlist that examines films that hold up due to their historical context and/or quality and deserve a spot on a best films list.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have film students create a list of films they believe should be included in the playlist, and then present their arguments for why the films should be included
Classroom Considerations

  • The focus of the series is on films that play an important role in film history due to the story and the technology
  • At 9:36 the video switches to an ad for CuriosityStream's documentaries
Pros

  • The video includes clips from the film to illustrate key points
Cons

  • None