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Jan 12, 2018

Kristen Lopez confesses her dirty little secret to the world. She was a film writer and pop culture commentator that had not seen Citizen Kane. She joins James to confess and correct her shame. In this 90-minute conversation Kristen and James exorcise some demons and confront Citizen Kane's place in film history, film criticism and popular culture. Is it possible to truly appreciate Citizen Kane without a proper cinematic education? 

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Talking Heads:

James David Patrick (@007hertzrumble) - First discovered Orson Welles by watching Transformers: The Movie

Kristen Lopez (@Journeys_Film) - Film writer and pop culture commentator. She also runs the Citizen Dame and Ticklish Business podcasts. 

Music Contained in this Podcast:

"Sinfonietta for String Orchestra, Prelude" - Bernard Herrman

"Xanadu" - Olivia Newton-John & E.L.O.

Supplementary Links:

Kristen's List of Shame on Letterboxd

Citizen Kane (BFI Classics), Laura Mulvey

Citizen Kane: A Filmmakers Journey, Harlan Lebo


Recorded in December 2017. Copyrights are owned by the artists and their labels. Negative dollars are made from this podcast.