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    During the film Citizen Kane, I realized theme in it was the struggle of telling one man's story. I mention this in my main assignment, but I have since then gains even more information of this topic. At the begining of the flim they reveal the first draft of the news clip and then have an arguement on how they did not tell Charles Foster Kane's true story, but just his business half of it. Now getting to why I am adding on to what I said in my main assignment, I recently saw a commerical…

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    Citizen Kane was made in 1941 directed by Orson Welles, it is one of the best films of all time, created by one of the best film directors and cinematographers of all time. The movie contained several sequences and famous scenes that make this film a remarkable masterpiece. Mostly imply wonderful sound, lighting and shadowing, and camera angles. As a result of the actors performances play a big role of making this film very memorable. Therefore, I will personally explain why I enjoyed…

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    privileges are all elements found in both The Fisher King and Citizen Kane. The Fisher King follows the story of radio personality Jack and his struggle to rise above his superior attitude, while Citizen Kane takes viewers through Charles Foster Kane’s ultimate downfall in his quest for power. Although many years and two distinct casts separate the two films, both films share similar attributes. In both The Fisher King and Citizen Kane, the mise-en-scene and camerawork illustrate the theme of…

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    scholarly film critic to figure these motion pictures out. On the other side, some movies are extremely intricate and take some deep meditating and even then one may not be able to fully put together what they have just spent two hours watching. Citizen Kane, Rashomon, and Stories We Tell are three pictures that fall somewhere between these boundaries. All of these films deal with something that happened in the past and different people attempting to recreate the moment. The conflict in each of…

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    Expressionism is defined as using a art form or drama as a means for depicting subjective emotions and responses. Forms of expressionism often connect to the artists own life which could be said about Orson Welles’s 1941 film Citizen Kane. It is widely thought that Citizen Kane is an unauthorized biography about the life of William Randolph Hearst, a well known newspaper tycoon from the time the film was made. The film is perhaps a dramatized account of a man who controls the people through…

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    Citizen Kane Mood

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    In the movie Citizen Kane made May 1, 1941, Orson Welles depicted the American dream. Based on the mood, tone, and camera angle of Citizen Kane, Orson Welles depicted the American dream as people would rather give up their family and be hated by people closest to them to be famous and to make money. The mood of the movie is effected greatly by the lighting. In the first scene it was very dark. The movie showed Kane laying on his death bed. The darkness represented Kane’s loneliness and…

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    Citizen Kane Happiness

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    pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.” Orson Welles’ Citizen Kane follows a reporter in his quest to find the meaning behind a dead man’s last words. Charles Foster Kane is an extremely wealthy man who has struggled ever since youth to maintain a desired level of happiness. Charles Kane lusts after wealth, power, and love, but it seems to be an endless chase. Even at the end of his life he still was not happy. As Kane has an immensely large amount of wealth and he wants to…

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    Modernism Citizen Kane

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    Unit 7- Modernism- Citizen Kane – “Something to be Proud of” by Montgomery Gentry In the Modernism unit we saw and learned that money, fame and material things do not mean you are successful. Our society today is growing into a society that is focused on material goods and money which has changed the definition of “The American Dream”. Before “The American Dream” was known as a dream to make your own decisions and do what you wanted with no restrictions. Now our whole society measures…

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    Citizen Kane Response

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    Citizen Kane Review Essay “Rosebud”, repeated throughout the movie, was a word that many viewers might have let slip away without really taking into consideration what it could mean. Rosebud was the last word to come out of Charles Kane’s mouth before his death and truly just another piece to a jigsaw puzzle. It had many meanings and many memories that were so dear to Charles Kane. Rosebud and its last memory is what made Kane the man he is known to be- strong, stubborn, strict, and powerful.…

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    Schatz's Noir Techniques

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    Schatz has identified several noir elements in the film Citizen Kane. According to Schatz (116-117), Citizen Kane had all of the seven noir elements: 1. The majority of scenes are lit for night 2. As in German Expressionism, oblique and vertical lines are preferred to horizontal 3. The actors and setting are often given equal lighting emphasis 4. Compositional tension is preferred to physical action 5. There is an almost Freudian attachment to water 6. There is love of romantic narration 7…

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