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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 and embarks on a journey to get back the love he lost. The film genre is therefore drama; it encapsulates the essence of drama which is a transformation of some sort, it forces viewers to think about an issue that directly effects their lives, and features a primary conflict for the character to overcome. One particular aspect of the film that I enjoyed was the way Kane’s power was presented in the film. Despite Kane detesting that he anything more than a man of the people, there is an obvious power differential between him and the rest of the characters in the film. The things he says and does, does not indicate that he is equal and he exercises this power in a variety of ways. Throughout the rest of this paper I am going to explore the various ways that Kane’s power is exhibited through the use of camera angles, lighting, set/costume design, and his interaction with other characters. To begin, the position of the camera plays a significant role in establishing Kane’s power. 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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    Society has created expectations that individuals are suppose to follow. There’s a planned play by play of how everyone’s life should go. You’re first suppose to school and get an education. When you are getting your education as a youth, you’re allowed to explore and experience hobbies you may enjoy such as sports and arts. As you grow closer to age where society considers individuals adults, one must have their life planned out. Careers, marriage, children, retirement, and all little…

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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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    Chapter One: Dorothy 's First Visit to Wonderland One hot Kansas day Dorothy was walking Toto, Dorothy saw a white rabbit. “The rabbit was wearing a blue coat. That rabbit looks like it came from Oz. Dorothy told Toto. Dorothy follows the white rabbit and asking the white rabbit to wait up, but the white rabbit keeps running. When Dorothy and Toto saw the hole the white rabbit went through Dorothy took a peek. When Dorothy and Toto were taking a peek they lost their balance and fell into the…

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    unique cover done by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole in 1993. This cover of the popular ballad was and is loved by many. This cover also includes a verse from the song What a Wonderful World, by Louis Armstrong. Although songs that are covered have mostly the same lyrics, and somewhat similar chord progression, the songs can also differ in many different ways. The original version of Over The Rainbow has a very slow and sort of majestic feel to it. It feels as though Garland is standing on top of a…

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    it is the main theme and flow of the film which is beckoned throughout time is the aspect of Home. It is simply the short saying, there is no place like home (The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Themes, 2016). The main protagonist, Dorothy, resides in a place that many people would be unwilling to call home. A Kansas prairie with a very great extent and dangerous…

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    Life is funny sometimes. One minute everything is foolproof, you’re exactly where you desire to be, then the next, you’re thrown into a whirlwind and you can’t seem to get a hold of reality. It’s not rare occurrence for a change in direction, but, we can often blindsided by it. We generally perceive change in a negative way, but oftentimes, a change in interest or direction is what keeps us human. Regularly, a change is actually necessary. Contrasting to popular belief, change is actually one of…

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    Baum’s classic American rhetoric and vivid imagery created an Oz that Caroline could not help but fall in love with all over again. As she drew closer to Dorothy’s return to Kansas, she began to wish that the pages would never have to stop turning; upon its eventual end, she was immensely satisfied, but still ached for more. It was then that she learned of the continuing series of books about Dorothy and Oz. She didn’t know it at the time, but this was the spark of her life-long love for…

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    the musical with music by Stephen Schwartz. Wicked is the eighth longest running Broadway show of all time with over 5,000 performances. Lastly, Danielle Paige’s book series Dorothy Must Die. Released in April of 2014, Dorothy Must Die is the first book of this four book series: The Wicked…

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