Poll Results: Vertigo or Citizen Kane?

This one came down to the wire.


– Vertigo: 13 votes
– Citizen Kane: 11 votes

It was neck-and-neck the entire way, but it seems the majority of you agree with Sight & Sound’s selection of Vertigo over Citizen Kane. I was honestly expecting the opposite, but there’s no denying that both are fantastic films.

This Week’s Poll: I’m still riding the high of seeing a rare screening of The Master, so my question for you this week is related to that: What is Paul Thomas Anderson’s best film? I debated on including The Master since it hasn’t received a wide release yet, but I added it just in case there are some who are firmly passionate about that being his best work. I have a hunch as to what will win, but maybe we’ll get a surprise or two.

No time for a full weekend roundup this week, but I was able to catch a screening of The Window at the Noir City Chicago festival on Saturday. It was a fun noir in which Bobby Discroll — on loan from Walt Disney Studios — played the lead. I’m going to try to go back once or twice this week before the event is over, and If I do I will be sure to do a full writeup.

Have a great week everyone!

16 thoughts on “Poll Results: Vertigo or Citizen Kane?

  1. impsndcnma says:

    I’ve always been a fan of Vertigo. It has always been my favorite Hitchcock movie. I love Citizen Kane as well, but more for what it did for cinema and its technical achievements than the movie itself.

    • Eric says:

      I can definitely see that. I think I might like Citizen Kane more simply because I have fond memories of it (pretty much got me into ‘classic’ film). Vertigo I have only seen once, and I think multiple viewings are necessary to fully appreciate its multiple layers. I did love my initial viewing, though.

    • Eric says:

      Haha yeah I wasn’t sure if I should add it or not. But it is popping up with “secret” screenings on a regular basis now, so more people are seeing it.

  2. sati says:

    I know so many people love There will be Blood but for it’s Boogie Nights. It’s such an amazingly made film, bold, unique and memorable.

  3. Sam Fragoso says:

    Vertigo and Rear Window are about neck and neck for me. Tough call.

    As for PTA, I’m way behind on his work. Boogie Nights for now.

    • Eric says:

      Yeah, Rear Window may be my favorite Hitchcock that I have seen. I also really like Rope, which I feel is somewhat underrated.

      Boogie Nights is a strong choice. Speaking of which, I really need to give that another viewing. It’s been years…

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