I looked at some of the blog post and some of the comments. This exchange is at the top of the list:
Craig: No Citizen Kane?
Caitlin Kelly: Great film, too. It would be tough for me to move any of these from the list....
I can just picture Caitlin Kelly now, pondering her choices: "well, Citizen Kane certainly qualifies, and it's a great film, I'll admit. Still, I'd have to move something off of my list to fit it in. Let's see -- Citizen Kane
or The Paper
? Hmmm. Citizen Kane
is widely regarded as one of the greatest films of all time. But The Paper
has Michael Keaton and it's all about a newspaper like the one I worked at, plus it's in color. And I've actually seen The Paper
. Man, this is really tough...."
I'm not saying that Citizen Kane is, without question, the greatest film ever, but if Caitlin Kelly is having trouble fitting it into a list that contains The Paper
and Deadline USA
, then I seriously have to question her qualifications to come up with a list of great journalism movies -- or any
list, for that matter. I don't think I'd trust her with a grocery list.