June 11, 2010
Citizen Kane is a damn good movie. A lot of folks believe it to be the best. Ever.
But when has the argument of “leave well enough alone” — or “leave best-ever alone” — held any water in Hollywood? I mean, did we really need the Dukes of Hazzard movie? On a more serious note, I’m sure plenty of film buffs were turned off by the newer of the Psycho films.
The film industry’s insatiable appetite for modern remakes is the target of this brilliant send-up — a parody of both the remake trend and, I suppose, the art of producing movie trailers, as well. It’s a “trailer” for a hypothetical remake of Citizen Kane.
The trailer is so spot on you might think it’s for an actual soon-to-be-released film. But this trailer premiered at the 2010 Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival, so you can rest assured it’s just for fun.
And fun it is. Enjoy.