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Film Analysis Of Citizen Kane And The Hudsucker Proxy

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Citizen Kane (1941) received praise from many critics as one of the best films of all time while The Hudsucker Proxy (1994) received many mixed reviews. Director Orson Welles’s film, Citizen Kane uses many innovative camera movements and transitions, however, directors Ethan Coen and Joel Coen’s film, The Hudsucker Proxy rehashes techniques used before to create an effective montage.
Citizen Kane follows a reporter, Jerry Thompson (William Alland), who investigates the significance of a wealthy newspaper publisher’s, Charles Foster Kane (Orson Welles), dying words: rosebud. Thompson sets out to question people who have known Kane well. Thompson learns that Kane grew up poor and his mother sent him to live with Mr. Thatcher (George Coulouris) so he could be given a good education. Upset that his parents sent him to live with a stranger, Kane attacks Thatcher with his sled and attempts to run away. Years later, Kane enters the newspaper business and takes control of the Inquirer and attacks Thatcher’s business as corrupt. Kane influenced public opinion by writing about the Spanish-American war and married the President of the United States’ niece, Emily Norton (Ruth Warrick). Jedediah Leland (Joseph Cotten) describes how Kane’s first marriage didn’t work out and he had an affair with Susan Alexander (Dorothy Comingore) while running for governor. Kane marries Susan and urges her begin a career in opera, however, she doesn’t have the talent. Susan explains how she attempted
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