- Susan's meeting Kane ("I don't know many people." "I know too many people. I guess we're both lonely.") and subsequent interactions, including the opening night of Salammbô!, showing that "everything was his idea."
- Leland and Kane's argument, post-election: Jed's observation that Kane wants "love on [his] terms", and that he "talks about the people as if they belong to [him]." The first astute note of Kane's egotistic nature, and his instinct to buy people things (more specifically, to "make [the people] a gift of freedom").
- Mise-en-scènes, most notably when Jed gets fired ("He never finished anything except my review" -- a link to Xanadu -> completing his life) and when Thatcher visits Mary and Jim.
- (Credit: Ben)
Jed: You're still eating?
Kane: I'm still hungry.
Hungry for what? Hungry for POWER! (insert Over 9000 joke here)
- (Credit: Ben)
"You provide the prose, I'll provide the war."
Everyone except Leland is wearing those funny Spanish hats, that I can't quite remember the name of. The hats symbolise support, for the Spanish-American War that (according to the movie) was started by Kane for his own needs.
- The Breakfast Montage.
Aug 27, 2009
I never before realised just how much I missed the Harry Potter series.Pirating is fun! But ah, no-one said anything about anything illegal, right? ;) I'm totally talking of sitting in a little wooden boat in the middle of the ocean, waving the Jolly Roger and pillaging and stuff. Evil cursed necklaces are the new couture, are they? :| That's an ugly piece of crap.My priorities are skewed. I should be memorising Kane quotes. But I know enough to get by, I hope. As for film techniques...
Opined at 10:49 AM