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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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    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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    Citizen Kane Flashbacks

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    This movie Citizen Kane was directed by Orson Welles. The movie was released on September 5, 1941. Citizen Kane was known as a drama or mystery movie. This movie was made in a very unique way with flashbacks and flash forwards. In this essay I will discuss the how important flashbacks and flash forwards are, the flashbacks, and flashforwards. Flashbacks and flash forwards are very important in this movie. If you did not pay attention to this movie entirely than you will be lost. In this movie,…

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    Essay On Citizen Kane

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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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    “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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    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 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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    Both Citizen Kane and The Great Dictator are widely considered to be among the best films of all time in their respective genres. Orson Welles’ masterpiece may very well be the greatest drama film ever created, while The Great Dictator became Charlie Chaplin’s magnum opus and was the most anticipated motion picture of its time. Although there are many explanations as to why these films have withstood the test of time, the cinematography and artistic choices by Welles and Chaplin stand out as a…

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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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    Isolation In Citizen Kane

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    The film Citizen Kane starts as the main character, Charles Foster Kane, mutters his last words and dies; his last words were “Rosebud.” The entirety of the movie is based around trying to find out the significance of rosebud, and in doing so the viewers get a look at the summary of Charles Kane’s life through flashbacks. Throughout his life, Charles Kane used his wealth to make millions, however by the end of the film we realize that being a tycoon in the United States, the “American Dream,”…

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