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    Orson Welles Citizen Kane

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    Orson Welles ' Citizen Kane is a widely acclaimed film and said to be one of the greatest American films. The film is more than 70 years old, but it is still considered as a classic. So what makes Citizen Kane so remarkable? I believe the technical aspects are part of why it is so well regarded. He uses camera angles, audio, lighting and many other techniques effectively to convey the message. This paper focuses on how Welles ' has conveyed the theme of “corrupting influence of power and wealth” and the theme of “loss” in particular. One of the moments that shows Kane 's corruption of power is when he is blackmailed by Jim Gettys, a competitor of Kane in the New York governor election. The tone drastically changes after Kane gives his campaign…

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    Citizen Kane Orson Welles

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    Orson Welles is still know till this day as the director who one of the best movies of all time which was Citizen Kane. But not only was he a director but, he also was an American actor, producer, and writer. With all that he also has worked on the radio, film, and theatre. Orson was born May 6, 1915 in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Son of Richard Head Welles and Beatrice Ives Welles, growing up was hard on Orson his parents divorced and moved to Chicago in 1919. His father became an alcoholic after he…

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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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    Orson Welles Auteur

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    debate of whether a director can be called an auteur/have authorship is one with strong arguments on both sides. Orson Welles was an outsider to the studio system and directed only 13 full-length films throughout his career. Due to this, Welles often struggled for creative control over his films from the major studios, and his films were either heavily edited or remained unreleased. He has been praised as a major creative force and as ‘the ultimate auteur’. Welles and his editor, Robert Wise,…

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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's Happiness

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    Kane’s happiness A whole journey through the life of a billionaire and newspapers Tycoon, Citizen Kane is one of those memorable films that you must watch before you die. The film allows us to consider our life path and how do our decisions and life experiences lead us to conceive a new vision of happiness. Directed and starred by Orson Welles, this touching film portrays the struggles of a journalist to uncover the mysterious meaning of “Rosebud”, the last word pronounced by the famous Charles…

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    Citizen Kane (1941), directed by Orson Welles, is a story about a detective who follows the past life of Charles Foster Kane to solve the mystery of why Kane’s dying word was rosebud. Orson Welles is a well-known actor, screenwriter, director, and producer of radio, theatre, and film. In Citizen Kane, Welles co-wrote, produced, directed and starred in the film, a rare feat (powerpoint slide 18). This shows Welles had a lot of control over the project. It was his vision that made the movie how…

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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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    Citizen Kane is perhaps known around the world (and especially in the United States) as one the greatest American films ever made, and created by one of America’s greatest film directors that ever lived, his bold style and unconventional techniques made him a maverick, a genius, and rebel in the entertainment industry, and like the character portrayed in the film, director Orson Welles also had his rise and fall to fame. The film begins among the desolate landscape and remains of Xanadu…

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    Citizen Kane, the 1941 film directed by Orson Welles, is the fictional semi-biographical examination of newspaper mogul Charles Foster Kane’s life. After a screening of a “News on the March” newsreel encapsulating Kane’s life, the producer, Mr. Rawlston, proclaims that “It isn’t enough to tell [the viewer] what a man did, you’ve got to tell [them] who he was” (qtd. in Bordwell, Thompson, 102). Mr. Rawlston sends news reporter Jerry Thompson in search of the meaning of Kane’s last word before his…

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