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    Comparison Paper: Citizen Kane and Pulp Fiction Influences on film making in today’s industry occur often, with new skills and techniques being implemented by daring producers and directors and are typically recycled by the next movie premiere. However, being boldly different is how particular film makers succeed, inspire future artists, and even make their mark on the industry, such as Orson Welles and Quentin Tarantino. Both film makers have been notarized for their accomplishments with not…

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    are often simply a cheap way to remember a fantastic place. This is the idea depicted by the snow globe in Orson Welles’ film classic: Citizen Kane. The film begins with a series of gloomy, dark shots, followed…

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    characters in the stories such as Charles Foster Kane of “Citizen Kane, Gatsby of The Great Gatsby, Dexter Green in “Winter Dream” First, Charles Foster Kane in the story Citizen Kane. Throughout the story, we can see that Kane is a businessman in the newspaper business and he loves his job. He tries to be the best of the business in his constant race for the top. Again, he represents the American mentality through his drive to be successful. Kane is a complex character, he is a…

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    Orson Welles’ film Citizen Kane (1941) is significant in the movie world because of the innovations it made not only in technique, but also in how films were conceptualized. It planted seeds for the film noir movement that was to come, and popularized lighting, angling, and transitioning methods filmmakers still use today. But Welles’ greatest legacy in Citizen Kane lies in his ability, through casting, plot, and cinematographic choices, to paint a man whose life is corrupted and ultimately…

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    of his 1941 film Citizen Kane to emphasize aspects of the film he wanted viewers to focus on, and to remove non-essential information from the frame. This was accomplished through various camera tequniques including manipulation of angles and proxemity. Approaching the end of the film there is a scene just after Susan (played by Dorothy Comingmore) has left her husband Charles Foster Kane (played by Orson Welles), where he proceeds to trash her bedroom in a fit of anger. As Kane stumbles around…

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    to the society in which they live and, more importantly, transcend their own context. Orson Welles’ 1941 film Citizen Kane incorporates innovative cinematographic techniques to create a film that has enduring relevance and textual integrity. This film-a-clef draws upon the life story of William Randolph Hearst, a newspaper mogul during his time to a fictional character, Charles Foster Kane. The corrupting nature of power and wealth, alienation and the unreliability of memory are some of the…

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    Orson Welles’ first film, “Citizen Kane,” richly realizes the full potential of excellent craftsmanship. Every perceivable element of cinema is expertly utilized to drive the story, themes and tones that “Citizen Kane” present. This is especially apparent in the scene that follows Susan leaving Kane. This scene’s manipulation of mise-en-scène, editing and sound bring together all of Welles’ ideas and drive them beyond the finish line. Mise en scène is what appears in the frame, what the viewer…

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    Citizen Kane is an American drama film made in 1941 that was written, produced, and starred by Orson Welles. He was one of the first people to challenge normal elements/ethics in the Hollywood industry. Orson Welles elements included storytelling techniques, and special effects that made his movie different from others. In fact he was the first person to ever show people a movie (Citizen Kane) that showed the ending at the beginning of the movie. The whole movie is a flashback and is telling a…

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    When Citizen Kane was released in 1941, it forever changed the film industry and exposed the world to a great cinematic masterpiece that used the American Dream as a foundation for it’s plot. Nearly a decade later Rashomon was released and displayed the unique aspects of Japanese cinema and the pursuit of the truth. Orson Welles and Akira Kurosawa both had clear visions of what they wanted their films to be; however, the two men took different approaches. Welles demonstrated different filming…

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    “Citizen Kane has been called many things; some call it the greatest American film ever made, while others call it a triumph of form over content. Techniques and elements make up a film’s greatness. Some of these include Mise-en-Scene, sound, lighting, scripting, camera shots, angles and editing. Mise-en-scene also commonly known as staging is what makes up the entire film or rather what the audience sees and hears, which includes are sound, lighting ,props ,shot, angles..etc. . In the…

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