Citizen Kane Mirror Scene Analysis

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Citizen Kane was made in 1941 directed by Orson Welles, it is one of the best films of all time, created by one of the best film directors and cinematographers of all time.
The movie contained several sequences and famous scenes that make this film a remarkable masterpiece. Mostly imply wonderful sound, lighting and shadowing, and camera angles. As a result of the actors performances play a big role of making this film very memorable. Therefore,
I will personally explain why I enjoyed this film. One scene in particular I like to mention is when Kane discovers he is losing money.
After Mr. Thatcher tells him the bad news, Kane walks toward the window getting smaller. As a result of him having depression. Therefore, when Kane
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From his parents giving him away, to his first wife and child died, to Susan leaving him. This gives the audience feel that behind all that money and power, Mr. Kane is very sad and lonely. The mirror scene fits this feel very well, giving that Kane has no one to turn to anymore. As well as the low tone of music playing in the background info trays Kane’s loneliness and sadness even further. The camera angle for this shot was very brilliant with its lack of movement, along with being a distance away from
Kane showing all the mirrors in this scene.

In conclusion, this movie was very well made for a film that was made in 1941.
Citizen Kane brings excitement to the audience as well as being one of the best films in history. The costumes and props help fits each setting properly, along with depth of field and deep focus in several scenes. One example is the Rosebud scene, when Kane was walking pass the mirrors. Another scene with Kane’s parents inside the house with Charles outside being seen by the audience through the window. These shots give a great focus on foreground and background characters. Given that the film was made in 1941, it is still a movie worth seeing today in modern

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