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  • Xanadu Scene Kane
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    A Comparison Of Framing, Lighting And Set Design In Citizen Kane And The Scarlett Empress The following essay is a comparison of the films Citizen Kane (1941) directed by Orson Welles and Josef Von Sternberg's The Scarlet Empress. (1934) Specifically it will concentrate on how the two directors use set design, framing and lighting to comment upon the psychology of their principle characters. Welles' Citizen Kane tells the story of an aging press tycoon and would-be politician Charles Foster Kane...
  • Story Of Kane's Life
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    Citizen Kane was narrated by more than one person. The story of Kane's life unfolds in overlapping segments that add more information as each narrator adds their story. The entire story was told in flashbacks. Each narrator had different opinions of Kane, so the viewer gets to see Kane from many different perspectives. Because the narrators are telling their stories at an older age they are sometimes unreliable and often contradictory. Also, the stories are told out of sequence and sometimes ove...
  • Citizen Kane Film Irony
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    Citizen Kane What makes an excellent movie Orson Welles starred and produced in the movie Citizen Kane, now known as the greatest movie ever made. Citizen Kane loosely portrays the life of William Randolph Hearst. In the movie, the use of sound, great acting, and irony help make this movie number one. First, the use of sound adds to the overall splendor of the film. Orson Welles, often uses sound to change from one scene to the next. Without sound Citizen Kane would not have the same dramatic ef...
  • Citizen Kane Throughout The Whole Movie
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    CITIZEN KANE Throughout the whole movie, the viewers got a feeling that Kane never had emotions and nothing could affect him, well this is until we learn of Rosebud. A childhood is something Kane was deprived of. When he was about 8 years old his parents sent him away to be educated and becoming something big in life, but what they did is take something away from him that no parent should take away; a childhood. Love is something that was not apparent in the opening scenes of the movie, his moth...
  • Following Interpretation Of Citizen Kane
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    Orson Welles' cinematic classic, Citizen Kane, is a film that centers on a group of reporter's investigation into the meaning of Charles Foster Kane's last word, "Rosebud". Through their investigation of his last words, the team of reporters, is presented with an almost, but not quite, complete picture of "Citizen" Kane's life. By assuming that the man's last word was as grandiose as his life, the reporters miss out on the bigger, more holistic picture, which is Charles Foster Kane's life. The r...
  • History And Tricks Of The Movie
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    "The more you see the more you know and the more you know the more you will see", that is what our textbook author, Lester, said. It combines great with the movie that we saw in the class, "Citizen Kane". I truly agree with that statement, as we see something more than one time, and we learn more about it, we understand and see more of interesting things that never appeared to us at first. I actually, have heard about "Citizen Kane", however I never had a chance to see it. Mainly because I am no...
  • Film To Life
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    Citizen Kane By many, Citizen Kane is one of the greatest films ever made. Orson Wells, at age 25, directed, produced, and starred in this film. Citizen Kane is a memorable film for countless reasons. The film brought about controversy because it fictionalized the life of William Randolph Hearst, a powerful newspaper publisher. The film draws remarkable parallels with his life and his relationship with his mistress. There is also speculation that the film is loosely based on Wells' life as well....
  • Lead To Kane's Corruption From Wealth
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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 l...
  • Kane As Mysterious Person
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    The story of Citizen Kane drew many people to the theatres since they wanted to find out who this Kane fellow is or was. It is unarguably one of the best films ever produced. Orson Wells portrays Kane as mysterious person but also a sad person. The different accounts are shown throughout the movie through the reporter wanting to find out who or what Rosebud is. Rosebud was Kane's last dying words. The first person the reporter Jerry Thompson sees is the owner of Walter Parks Thatcher's estate an...
  • Striking Similarities Between Hearst And Kane
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    William Randolph Hearst and Citizen Kane Citizen Kane has often been considered one the best film ever made. This film is about a conflict between two twentieth century icons, the publisher William Randolph Hearst and the prodigy of his time, Orson Welles. This movie was nominated for nine Academy Awards, but is booted off the stage with only one award, for Best Screenplay. This was due to the great pressure from one of the most powerful men in the nation, the man that Citizen Kane portrayed as ...
  • William Randolph Hearst And Orson Welles
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    Citizen Kane: Hearst or Welles Any man who has the brains to think and the nerve to act for the benefit of the people of the country a radical by those who are content with stagnation and willing to endure disaster. (48 Williams) This quote applies to two men, who in their lives were enemies, but were more alike than either thought possible. Two men whose names are recognizable even today, years after both of their deaths. Two kings of the trade who used different methods in trying to exploit th...
  • Citizen Kane
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    Orson Welles' epic Citizen Kane, is not only of the greatest movies ever made, but also a good example of Hollywood style direction. Welles employed his creative tools, such as lighting and sound, camera movement and editing, a movie that did not only represent the theater world of its time, but also set an example for future generations of filmmakers and directors. Some of the striking stylistic elements of Citizen Kane include its expressionistic use of lighting, its dizzying variety of camera...
  • Theme Of Citizen Kane
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    The classic masterpiece, Citizen Kane (1941), is probably the world's most famous and highly rated film, with its many remarkable scenes, cinematic and narrative techniques and innovations. The director, star, and producer were all the same individual - Orson Welles (in his film debut at age 25), who collaborated with Herman J. Mankiewicz on the script and with Gregg Toland as cinematographer. Within the maze of its own aesthetic, Citizen Kane develops two interesting themes. The first concerns ...
  • Citizen Kane A Great Movie
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    Analysis of Citizen Kane Citizen Kane was released in 1941 under the direction of Orson Welles, an American director originally from Kenosha, Wisconsin. Welles was a sensation of both the stage and radio when he was invited to bring his Mercury Theatre group to Hollywood to direct any movie he chose. He was 24 when he signed with RKO to direct Citizen Kane. Unlike directors such as Hitchcock and Chaplin whose reputations rest on a great number of films, critical respect for Welles rests primaril...
  • Film Citizen Kane By Orson Welles
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    The film Citizen Kane by Orson Welles, opens with a picture of a castle with a window that has a light turned on. As the backgrounds begin to change into a closer view of the castle, then a view of the castle from the reflection of the water surrounding it, we are drawn into the window as a man falls dead with the last words Rosebud coming from his mouth. We are then brought through a maze of scenes that reflect one mans journey through life from his childhood with an abusive father, to the time...
  • Relationship Between Susan And Kane
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    Academic Research Paper on the Film "Citizen Kane". Name: Gan Chee Seat, Philip Abstract This is an in-depth research paper on the greatest film of all time in America, Citizen Kane. The objective of this paper is to help readers understand about the facts behind this film, the controversies and how it became the best-remembered and highly-rated film in history and as well as understanding the characters of the film. The beginning part of this paper will dwell on the history behind the two figur...
  • Narrator In Citizen Kane
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    The film Citizen Kane is based on a series of flashbacks from the different people in his life. The narrator in Citizen Kane during the "News on the March" newsreel montage is flawless. Rather than being a character from the film, it is the "voice of accuracy". It is an "objective" rendition of historical fact. Most other narrators have a subjective persona because they are perceived to be telling a story. Citizen Kane goes on to use several more narrators in the film, the Thatcher manuscript, B...
  • Orson Welles Citizen Kane
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    Citizen Kane Having 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, publisher William Randolph Hearst and the prodigy of his time, Orson Welles. The rather overwhelmin...

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