Citizen Kane: Scene Analysis

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The first scene we viewed in Citizen kane was of the large castle type house through the opening in a fence. The shot goes up the fence until we get full focus of the xanadu home. The scene gives us the feeling that the camera is being held by paparazzi because of the place it is being used and the way the camera is snaking as the holder is filming with it. As the scene progresses further, we get the view of two monkeys sitting on their cage fading into a closer fuller shot of the home. The scene continues and we see a large variety of different landscapes that looked unfinished and messy overlapping, directing us closer and closer to the mysterious building we see in the background. Eventually the viewer gets close enough to see through
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