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  • Citizen Kane

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    When I first saw this clip of Citizen Kane (Orson Welles, 1941) my first instinct was that it was comic relief. The extremely frustrated director, Jedediah trying so hard not to fall asleep and of course Bernstein reclining back in his seat more interested in playing with the playbill then watching Susan on stage. While this scene may be rather humorous a lot about both Susan and Kane is revealed through emotions and actions of the two. As the clip progresses it begins to become less and less humorous

  • Citizen Kane : A Film Analysis Of The Movie Citizen Kane

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    As old and new reporters alike engage in merry conversation, the beloved publisher Mr Kane stands to make a toast. As all eyes fall on him, he envisions a beautiful future for the newspaper. After his old friend Mr Bernstein heckles him, Kane just smiles. “You don’t expect me to keep these promises, do you, Mr Bernstein?” Although this exchange is quite brief, it is quite telling about the personality of Kane, who is a man who will say (and do) anything to reach his personal aims. A drama brought

  • Citizen Kane : Character Analysis : Citizen Kane

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    Analysis: Kane Citizen Kane one of the consistently top ranked films of all time, A film that would change the course and style of film from that point on Its ability to direct the audience’s attention with its many remarkable and breath-taking scenes. It employed many new cinematic and innovative techniques that apply to lighting, sound mixing and editing that been emulated ever since. The character that we see take the greatest advantages of these new techniques is Charles Foster Kane, utilizing

  • Citizen Kane Analysis

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    Sad Man Citizen Kane is a movie that can be rewritten and implemented into any film created today. In many ways, the storyline tells us more about ourselves than anything else and it relates to each one of us who has ever wished for a better life. From his flamboyant adventures to the blah blah to his political agenda in his later years. Every film that came after Citizen Kane owes a great deal to Orson Welles because of the way he used special effects, music, and shadows and lighting, which without

  • Citizen Kane Analysis

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    Citizen Kane is a movie that can be rewritten and implemented into any film created today. In many ways, the storyline tells us more about ourselves than anything else and it relates to each one of us who has ever wished for a blah blah life. From his flamboyant adventures to the blah blah to his political agenda in his later years. Every film that came after Citizen Kane owes a great deal to Orson Welles because of the way he used music, shadows and lighting, and special effects, which without

  • Citizen Kane Reflection

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    The movie Citizen Kane targets an audience that in my opinion has to have an appreciation for film. Someone who is studying film or has a passion for it will know exactly what he or she is watching. Though, I am in a film class my taste buds haven’t truly developed. I didn’t understand the true nature in which it was shot nor did I understand the plot very well. Disliking the movie was difficult due to the fact I was trying admittedly hard to understand Gregg Tolland and the concept of the film.

  • Essay On Citizen Kane

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    Citizen Kane A well-known film that had top ratings and many awards globally, called Citizen Kane, was released in September of 1941 in theatres across the United States. Orsen Welles played a significant part in the film. Welles was the producer, director, and star of Citizen Kane. Orsen Welles helped to describe the American Dream by using literary devices and symbols throughout the film. When American’s think about the American Dream, many relate to one another on their views, which is to live

  • Citizen Kane Analysis

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    Film History & Research Citizen Kane Film Essay Orson Welles' Citizen Kane Success the first time around is very uncommon. Orson Welles's first feature film richly realizes the full potential of excellent craftsmanship. Citizen Kane is almost indisputably the greatest achievement in the history of filming. In 1941, this film was considered by many as the best film ever made. This film is about the enormous conflict between two twentieth-century icons

  • Citizen Kane Analysis

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    The use of deep focus also manipulates the viewers perspective. In Citizen Kane, Charles Kane and his wife, Susan Kane, are seen within their mansion. (1:47:17) In the mansion, the viewer is able to see everything within the shot. They can see the massive statues and proportions of the inanimate objects compared to the humans. This scene allows the audience to witness Susan and Charles sitting so far apart within this one room, so much so they have to yell to converse. This both supports Susan’s

  • Citizen Kane Essay

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    The film Citizen Kane, directed by Orson Welles, is a great example of how a man can be corrupted by wealth. Through the characters in the film we can observe how Charles Foster Kane, an idealistic man with principles, can be changed and misguided by wealth and what accompanies wealth. The film takes places during the late 19th century and early 20th century, a time in American history when the world is changing and wealth is a great power to change it with. Through the story telling of Kane’s life

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