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.
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
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.
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.
The film depicts the past by including the original footage from Treadwell, this is because he always had the movie camera with him. Then, the present time was where the director, Werner Herzog, shot the footage. In the original footage, the bears did not seem to be the main focus; Treadwell made sure the focus was also on him. Throughout the movie he would make sure to talk to the camera and explain things about himself, his life, and what he believed was his purpose in life. He was always filming, therefore many times he would be able to retake certain
Cinematography John F. Seitz used lighting and camera angles in such a way to create a loneliness and hopefulness atmosphere. The crime scene at the beginning of the film, for example, used a low angle view to show the body floating from underwater. Low key lighting is often represented when scenes are shot inside Norma’s home. The interior shots are also tightly framed shots with extreme camera angles it gives off a depressed, claustrophobic environment. In the exterior shot, the scenes are in high key lighting and use realistic lighting to give off a lively atmosphere that Joe does not experience while inside the home.
Edward Scissor-Hands Draft The film Edward Scissorhands was directed by Tim Burton, it is about a man with scissors hands who struggles to feel acceptance and belonging, unfortunately he lives in a perfect community where they don't like change and find it hard to accept him as a person. In the film, the community was quick to reject and take advantage of him because of his unique ability which led to isolation and the community singling him out. Society quickly judges and disregards Edward Scissorhands because of his differences. Society was quick to take advantage of Edward Scissorhands. The community took advantage of his ability and lack of economic understanding.
PRESENTER- My chosen auteur for this research project is Wes Craven, with a focus on how he is a pioneer within the horror genre. [CHANGE SLIDE 1] PRESENTER- : Wesley ‘Wes’ Earl Craven was born in Cleveland, Ohio on August 2nd, 1939 and died August 30th, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. Craven began teaching English/ Humanities at university however later left the education sector to become an adult film director. Pulling from his experience in the adult film industry, Craven created his first feature film as director with ‘The Last House on the Left’ which was released in 1972. From here Craven directed countless blockbusters, mainly horror, including 'The Hills Have Eyes' (1977) and 'The People Under The Stairs' (1991).