I'm new to the community and there's something I'd like to ask anyone who's still hanging around here. Hopefully we can get a bit of discussion going.I wanted to ask if you think that Citizen Kane is worth the price paid for it. Meaning of course, is having Kane worth losing all the pictures Orson could have made if he hadn't had some of the most powerful people in Hollywood after his blood right from his film début? Or is it impossible to say?Would he have been able to hang on to his contract and make lucrative films even without the troubles with CK?
It's impossible to say. So many questions and factors. They say you can't make a cake with out breaking a few eggs hun? Is a few decent films better then one legendary film? The system was not, is not, set up for mega artists to sweep in and do beautiful things. Occasionally they get to make awesome, stand out, change everything, films, but mainly the system is set to make money off the general public. Sure it's an artsy field of work, but it's still about the bottom line. The bottom line Orson could, would never follow. UGH I'm sleep deprived and dehydrated. I'm going to go take a nap and come back. Just wanted to peep up that I am interested in this topic.Edited at 2009-11-01 05:00 pm (UTC)