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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...
  • Kane's Best Friend Leland
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    Citizen Kane The way you are raised as a child effects the lifestyle and decisions you make your entire life. Since Charles Foster Kane was taken from his family as a child, he never really knew how to maintain a relationship in his life. In the film "Citizen Kane" directed by Orson Wells, Kane has had many relationships throughout his life that all seem to turn out for the worst at the end. Three of the major relationships in the film are with his best friend Jedediah Leland, his first wife Emi...
  • Kane's Life With Susan
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    There's no doubt that Citizen Kane is a great movie. It is a pioneering film that forever changed film making. Its plot is one of the most creative and original in all of movie history. The cinematography is stunning. Citizen Kane is about those images that we all reflect and project, the sum total of which -the impressions we make on other people- are all we that leave behind us. That central, unsolvable riddle of personality is at the core of what makes Citizen Kane so endlessly watchable. The...
  • Striking Similarities Between Hearst And Kane
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    Many have called Citizen Kane the greatest cinematic achievement of all time. It is indeed a true masterpiece of acting, screen writing, and directing. Orson Welles, its young genius director, lead actor, and a co-writer, used the best talents and techniques of the day (Bordwell 103) to tell the story of a newspaper giant, Charles Kane, through the eyes of the people who loved and hated him. However, when it came out, it was scorned by Hollywood and viewed only in the private theaters of RKO, th...
  • Norton Between Gettys And Kane
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    Sequence Analysis Paper: Citizen Kane Citizen Kane, directed by Orson Welles, is perhaps one of the world's greatest movies ever produced. Viewers journey the life of one man, Charles Foster Kane, from his idealistic days of being the "people's champion", to his ultimate demise resulting from his lust for the American dream of fame and success. From the scene depicting Kane's meeting Jim Gettys, the audience observes that Kane has aborted his youthful ambitions and has become self-absorbed, whic...
  • 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...

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