And I agree, Tokyo, Citizen Kane is a great film but it has aged poorly. I think this is a problem with much of classic American cinema, however. If you look at canonical foreign films from the same era such as Bicycle Thieves, Grand Illusion, anything Powell & Pressburger, The Third Man, late Ozu, etc., you'll see that they've aged to perfection. I can't offer up a reasonable explanation of why this is but, it's there. I'd still put Citizen Kane in my constantly-rotating "Top 10" tough. Don't forget "Breathless' by Godard. I was surprised recently by "The Fountain". It was ridiculed by critics, but I found it very honest, very idealistic and very endearing film. Not to mention that director and cinematographer deserve extra points for making it shine with a limited resourses. Great film which proves once more that there are people in American cinema who are not afraid to be vulnerable with their art nor take on very big ideas. I definitely recommend this film to anyone who is not suffering from ADD.