Film Techniques In Citizen Kane

Citizen Kane is one of the main movies as to its filmmaking impacts. Director Orson Welles and Cinematographer Gregg Toland were massively inventive in use of camera shots, angles, and lights. Moreover, they utilize the narrative and Dramatic elements in a creative way, describing a story of one individual in many ways. All in all, Citizen Kane opened interesting platform in the filmmaking and techniques.

Charles Foster Kane was a man who had everything in his life. But, the one thing he needed he would never have, and that was his childhood. AWKWARD. HE DID HAVE A CHILDHOOD, BUT WHAT WAS IT IN HIS CHILDHOOD THAT HE WAS MISSING? Searching for Rosebud was just a MacGuffin that demonstrates Kane 's life. At last, the journalist portrays Rosebud
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The first scene of the movie where Kane is dying leaves the viewer to sort out the ordered storyline and it naturally gives us zero chance of knowing the true story of Kane 's life. Since Kane is dead from the beginning, we didn’t get the opportunity to realize what Kane 's last word "rosebud" intends for him. The plot gives us clues of what it implies, particularly at the very end when we see the sled, however, we never know what Kane meant. Rosebud could mean the sled itself, or it could be illustrative of his lost …show more content…
The shot taken from a crane was one of the techniques that adds an interesting quality to the film. We can portray this impact when the camera position was from the rooftop of Susan 's dance club, down through the skylight to the table at which she sat, and in the last scene when the camera passes over the huge piles of artifacts that Kane gathered. Another essential dramatic attribute that Citizen Kane contains is lighting. Director Welles utilized outrageous backlighting to capture the dramatic mood. For instance, in the scene where Kane is appeared after he obliterates Susan 's room, there is the use of exceptional backlight to cast a shadow over the top portion of Kane 's face. It exposes his expression in a dramatic way. There was also a use of low camera angles. In the scene which Jed Leland adjusts Kane about egotistical way, the camera was placed low to the floor. This shot reflects a genuine tone between the two characters and actually uplifts their way of contention. This low camera angle was also installed in the initial scene of Kane’s death, in which the snow globe rolled to the floor. Here, the camera was actually set into the floor to deliver a dramatic impact in which the audience view is diverted at a lofty slope towards Kane 's

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