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    Citizen Kane is undoubtedly one the world's most famous and highly-rated film. Its use of cinematic techniques, narrative techniques and experimental innovations in the areas of photography, editing, and sound brings the narrative to life and entices our engagement throughout the motion picture. Citizen Kane’s director, star, and producer were all the same genius individual - Orson Welles. Throughout this essay, I will look at such cinematic techniques used in the sequence “Young Charles…

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    Orson Welles Citizen Kane

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    Orson Welles ' Citizen Kane is a widely acclaimed film and said to be one of the greatest American films. The film is more than 70 years old, but it is still considered as a classic. So what makes Citizen Kane so remarkable? I believe the technical aspects are part of why it is so well regarded. He uses camera angles, audio, lighting and many other techniques effectively to convey the message. This paper focuses on how Welles ' has conveyed the theme of “corrupting influence of power and wealth”…

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    So much anticipation for one word- rosebud. Citizen Kane is considered to be one of the greatest films. With it’s immaculate editing and acting, the film deserves its advertising. The story of Charles Foster Kane is told through interviews and flashbacks of not him, but those involved in his life. The plot builds up for the interviewers and characters to finally reveal what the significance of the words are. Though it was torturously slow, the reveal definitely tugs at your heart and makes the…

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    Released in 1941, Citizen Kane and was produced, co-authored, directed and stared by Orson Welles. The movie was Welles first feature film and was nominated for Academy Awards in nine categories. Furthermore, the film is considered to be the greatest film of all time by critics, filmmakers, and fans. The setting takes place in Xanadu which is a luxurious mansion estate in Florida. The editing uses dissolves as the scene nears the mansion. We can see the lighting is low key and there is low angle…

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    Citizen Kane (1941), directed by Orson Welles, is a story about a detective who follows the past life of Charles Foster Kane to solve the mystery of why Kane’s dying word was rosebud. Orson Welles is a well-known actor, screenwriter, director, and producer of radio, theatre, and film. In Citizen Kane, Welles co-wrote, produced, directed and starred in the film, a rare feat (powerpoint slide 18). This shows Welles had a lot of control over the project. It was his vision that made the movie how…

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    revolutionary film Citizen Kane (1941) examines the psychologically damaging effects of internal conflict brought on by parental neglect and the morally corruptive impacts of an unchecked pursuit for power and influence. While a critical analysis may provide insight into these notions, the prevailing notion posited through the film is that the subjectivity of human experiences negates an absolute holistic understanding of an individual’s self-image and position in the world. Hence, Citizen Kane…

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    Citizen Kane is perhaps known around the world (and especially in the United States) as one the greatest American films ever made, and created by one of America’s greatest film directors that ever lived, his bold style and unconventional techniques made him a maverick, a genius, and rebel in the entertainment industry, and like the character portrayed in the film, director Orson Welles also had his rise and fall to fame. The film begins among the desolate landscape and remains of Xanadu…

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    Citizen Kane Orson Welles

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    Orson Welles is still know till this day as the director who one of the best movies of all time which was Citizen Kane. But not only was he a director but, he also was an American actor, producer, and writer. With all that he also has worked on the radio, film, and theatre. Orson was born May 6, 1915 in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Son of Richard Head Welles and Beatrice Ives Welles, growing up was hard on Orson his parents divorced and moved to Chicago in 1919. His father became an alcoholic after he…

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    Citizen Kane

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    First released in 1941, Citizen Kane follows the life of Charles Foster Kane through a series of flashbacks in an attempt to uncover the mystery of his last words. Audiences are challenged to think about the correlation of wealth and love by observing the life of Charles Foster Kane. He was happiest when he was young, poor, and held the affections of his mother; as time progress the absence of maternal love could not be filled with money. Kane blames his cold caretaker for his lack of normalcy…

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    As the film Citizen Kane progresses Charles Kane's character attitude will eventually show for what it is towards the end of the film. Orson Welles does an extraordinary job at bringing out Mr. Kane's character flaws in several scenes in the film. Especially in the how to run a newspaper scene in Citizen Kane, Welles creates a tense realistic feeling between Mr. Kane and Mr. Thatcher, along with an extremely arrogant and carless attitude that Charles Kane betrays. Welles does this through a…

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