Citizen Kane is an iconic movie that changed the way Classical Hollywood cinema was viewed. This film had such a high expectation around it when it was first released in 1941. Citizen Kane was surrounded with various rumours of the movie being based on the real life story of the famous newspaper publisher William Randolph Hearst. However it was never clarified by Orson Welles that the movie was actually about Hearst so the movie could not just be branded a biographical movie. The genre of this film was hard for film critics and viewers to decipher.
In 1941 the RKO studies and Orson Welles, co-writer and director, released, Citizen Kane. The plot of Citizen Kane follows Mr. Jerry Thompson, a reporter, as he searches for the meaning behind the final word of Mr. Charles Foster Kane's, “Rosebud.” Mr. Thompson makes his way around to the main people in Kane's life, including Mr. Walter Parks Thatcher, the childhood guardian of Kane, and Mr. Thatcher's memoirs. Within Mr. Thatcher's memoirs, Mr. Thompson came upon the story that surrounds this particular frame. The story recalls the day when Kane finds himself relinquishing control of his newspaper to Thatcher & Company in order to be able to survive The Great Depression. While there is no movement, editing, or dialogue in this frame, there is still a story to be told and a meaning to be explained.
Photography is the key element of mise en scene that determines how an audience will interpret the visual information in film. Orson Welles used the photography 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 techniques including manipulation of angles and proxemic patterns. 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 the room, sweeping items onto the floor and throwing things into walls, (Welles
Ewa, living in less than desirable conditions, must use her body to provide for the most important person in her life. In Citizen Kane, directed by Orson Welles, a news reporter must uncover the mystery behind Charles Kane 's (Orson Welles) last words, "Rosebud". Kane, a wealthy man by inheritance, led a vapid life filled with materialistic desire and a hunger for power. When Kane 's newspaper doesn 't gain traction he implements a new way to catch the eyes of customers called, 'yellow journalism, ' using headlines to attract readers instead of meaningful content. This type of journalism at the time was used for swaying the public eye to push the agenda of whoever owned the paper.
The Film Citizen Kane was a groundbreaking film in the 1940’s, the way Orson Wells depicts his film with different lighting, cinematography, choice of camera shots and mise-en-scene throughout this movie truly showed the masterpiece that this film is. In the Film Citizen Kane, it was the first movie that went against true Hollywood cinema by introducing flashbacks throughout the movie to show us how Charles Foster Kane changes throughout the movie. Throughout this movie the audience can see how Charles Foster Kane undergoes a variety of physical and emotional changes from when he was just a young boy all the way until his unfortunate death. Power, that’s all that Kane wanted in the start of the film. In the beginning of the film Kane gets ownership of the struggling New York Daily Inquirer, Kane suggests that he wanted to use journalism to apply to the public and protect the interest of ordinary people.
The RKO studies 1941 release of Orson Welles, co-writer, and director of, Citizen Kane, and ended up with a film like none other. The plot of Citizen Kane follows a reporter, Mr. Jerry Thompson, as he searches for the meaning behind Mr. Charles Foster Kane's last word, “Rosebud.” As Mr. Thompson makes his way around to the different people in Kane's life he comes upon Mr. Thatchers, guardian of Kane, memoirs. One of the stories found within the pages of Mr. Walter Parks Thatcher's memoirs is that of this particular frame. The scene surrounding this frame is focused on the relinquishing control of the newspaper held by Mr. Charles Foster Kane to Thatcher & Company caused by Kane's depletion of funds caused by the beginning of The Great Depression. In this single frame taken from one of the greatest films the life and struggles of Kane as the mise-en-scene dwarf Kane, while the lighting leaves him in the shadows of the almighty Mr. Thatcher who is seen,
Citizen Kane is an Orson Welles American drama film released in 1941. Orson Welles worked with Herman J. Mankiewicz on the script and with Gregg Toland in cinematography. The film is about a reporter who wants to unveil the meaning behind the word, “Rosebud” Charles Foster Kane last uttered. Citizen Kane was based after Anatole France’s novel, "Thaïs.” It was nominated in nine categories in the Academy awards and won the Academy Award for Best Writing (Original Screenplay). Film critics consider it to be the greatest film ever existed, resulting it to be nominated five consecutive times as the greatest film of all time in the Sight & Sound Polls.
Thompson is a representative of all viewers, since he has no identity, searching along with Kane (in each flashback) for the truth of the magnate’s life. However, one of the themes of the film is the unreliability of memory and the flashbacks are given by the perspective of aged or forgetful characters, which raise doubts on the memories being discussed. They are unreliable narrators whose own opinions and interpretations affect their accuracy. The multiple narration technique succeeds in painting Kane as an enigma, a tortured, complicated man, who in the end, inevitably call upon sympathy rather than contempt because old age in Citizen Kane does not come with grace but with defeat. For example the opening of the film, a series of set-ups all telling something of the literally incredible domain of Charles Foster Kane, which once was magnificent but now is ripe and
In a disorderly manner, the painted posters of the four films under analysis could be seen with individual lights focusing on them while the rest of the hall is dark as the narrator makes the introduction. The posters are zoomed in individually with deep focus on the posters. Fade out Narrator: Reflecting upon his views about horror movies, Danny Draven says, “The key to making a good horror movie is to focus on the things that people fear”. As of now, a large number of movies have been produced in the horror genre, most of which have been able to make a huge impact on the audience. The Omen, The Shining, Let the Right One In and Orphan are four of such movies where the directors have managed to skillfully make the best use of editing techniques for crafting some of the best movies in the horror genre and successfully taking along the audience on a fear laden cinematic journey.
Although there are many movies that I like a lot and which appeal me to a great extent but after a careful observation, I would say that my all time favorite movie would be “Avatar”. I consider this movie as my favorite because there is a great message given in this movie which according to me is “Unity”. The reason I say this is because in the movie it is shown that the opposition is fierce and in greater number but if we unite and then fight then we can win any battle as a nation. The story starts as a research center which is situated in a Mysterious planet called “Pandora” which is inhabited by a unique species called the “Na’vi”. There are many troops and some scientists over there who are observing this special specie Na’vi which are