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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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    Citizen Kane Symbolism

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    MODULE B ESSAY: CRITICAL STUDY THROUGH A VISUAL REPRESENTATION EXPLORE THE CONCEPT OF THE FRAGILITY OF HUMAN CONDITION IN YOUR PRESCRIBED TEXT Citizen Kane is an unquestioned masterpiece that explores a variety of concepts to produce an ageless film. The various symbols placed in the visual representation will be discussed through the essay and how they represent these concepts. Through the film’s representation of aspiration, relationships and truth, the concept of the fragility of the human…

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    restricted to media forms (such as books) other than movies and television. This all changed in 1941 when Orson Wells released his movie, Citizen Kane. Citizen Kane gives the audience a glimpse into the life of fictional character, Charles Foster Kane. Already, from the beginning, Wells uses untraditional methods in his movie. Unlike its predecessors, Citizen Kane does not follow a linear plot line- instead…

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    The three films Citizen Kane, Ace in the Hole and Deadline: USA all exhibit qualities of their journalist characters in dramatically different ways. Each film emphasizes the main characters’ moral sense and tries to piece together the underlying foundations of the newspaper industry. The movie, Citizen Kane, takes place in the 1940s and begins dramatically, Charles Foster Kane whispers “rosebud” and then passes away. Kane was a very important and influential. newspaper publisher world wide,…

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    Citizen Kane Film Analysis Citizen Kane is a 1941 American film directed, co-written, produced by, and starring Orson Welles. The actors in Citizen Kane (1941) include Charles Foster Kane played by Orson Welles, Jedediah Leland played by Joseph Cotten, Susan Alexander Kane played by Dorothy Comingore, Mary Kane played by Agnes Moorehead, and Mr. Bernstein played by Everett Sloane. This film is a “fictional biography” and “a mystery,” making cinematic advances on many fronts (Belton 35). Its most…

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    2.Give your personal response to Citizen Kane. Did you like it? Why or why not? Citizen Kane is one of the best film that I have watched, I enjoyed watching how politics were during that time. The film was released in year 1941 which is known as an American dramatic film which was directed by Orson Welles. Citizen Kane was nominated for an Academy Award but won only the best original screenplay that was played by Herman and welles. The story of this film is a fictionalized pastiche of the life…

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    Citizen Kane (1941) by Orson Welles. Citizen Kane, directed and starred by Hollywood outcast Orson Welles, is according to most experts and film aficionados, the greatest movie ever made. The 1941’s classic of the silver screen depicts with avant-garde narrative techniques the life of the publishing tycoon, Charles Foster Kane. Although the film was not a box office hit in its first release, it is considered a cinematographic masterpiece of direction, film editing and lightning techniques. The…

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    In the many critical essays on Citizen Kane, three different perspectives on its meaning have dominated analytical writing about that film: work that concentrates on the mythic characters of Kane; essays that analyze the kaleidoscopic narrative structure that shapes its story; and writing that offers detailed interpretations of the stylistic compositions in the film, such as its use of deep focus and dramatic editing techniques. With the first two types of analysis as a background, here I will…

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    After viewing Citizen Kane I was really blown away by the editing techniques which play a huge role in the story telling of a newspaper tycoon who was given the power from a very young age, but in fact all he wanted was love. The continuity editing technique is present from start to finish in this piece which moves the story along without spoon feeding the viewer about the events taking place. The use of montage and fading from one scene to the other allows the viewer one last glance or breath…

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