The Critical 'I'

Read. React. Repeat.

Saturday, July 24, 2004

Citizen Kane is on right now on TCM. An undisputable Classic, with the "C".

This movie has become so iconic that it's an easy reference point for all sorts of works inspired by the story of Charles Foster Kane--even those that never see the light of day. Like Comic Book Resources staff writer Larry Young's ill-fated story pitch for an Elseworlds Batman story, in which Bruce Wayne, on his deathbed, utters "Bat... man...", despite living in a world where he never became the Caped Crusader and instead made his mark as an activist media tycoon.

It's a fun story overview, as well as being a how-to on how not to approach a freelance gig in comics. It's also a Web bookmark I've been holding in reserve for months, looking for reason to blog on it. I saw my opening, and took it.