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.
Another work of Orson Welles in the film noir is Touch of Evil that presents archetypal elements such as burnout characters, dark environments, seedy scenes, strong shadows, tragic endings, extreme camera angles, disproportional settings and props, and more. All of those elements serve one and only purpose, a bitterness of life that unworthy of celebration. These elements work together to portray the imagery of unsavory facts in one person’s life. Touch of Evil’s archetypal character of Hank Quinlan, a corrupt police officer who illustrates a perfect stereotype of noir. He dresses like a drunk, as he was, before he converted from booze to candy bars according to Tana, the fortune teller, in one of the scenes when Quinlan pays a visit to Tana’s
In The Immigrant, directed by James Gray, a Polish woman flees the war with her sister to find a better life in America. This film depicts the trials that an immigrant would go through in the early half of the 20th century. Arriving with no one to care for you and having little to no money. Ewa (Marion Cotillard) and her sister are met with adversity when her sister is detained for traveling with tuberculosis and Ewa can 't afford the price to pay for her sister 's care. Ewa, living in less than desirable conditions, must use her body to provide for the most important person in her life.
Citizen Kane starts off with two silent clips. The first clip tells us who the movie was directed by, followed by the title of the picture. After these two clips take place, the mood starts to set. Cue the dark, gloomy and mysterious tone from the music that is played when the black and white images of the surroundings and many areas of Kane’s castle appear. All images are shady; there is almost no light.
Citizen Kane Speech In the year of 2000, a study was conducted on a class of young adults at a particular university in America. The study was initially about the opening scene of Orson Welles’ Citizen Kane. The university students had no prior knowledge or any contextual influences on the film itself. However the students viewing the first minutes of the film were then able to determine most of the important plot and thematic elements the film would feature.
‘Nowadays, the work of Alfred Hitchcock is admired all over the world’ (Truffaut, 1986, p.9). Although this was stated in 1966 in the original copy it still applies today as Hitchcock’s body of work consists of fifty-three films some of which are worldwide phenomena. Young audiences who consume his films today assume that Alfred Hitchcock’s work has always been at its prime; this however was not always the case, it is only now after his passing that more people are beginning to understand how truly masterful some of his films are but in subjectivity of course as his films cannot please everyone. In 1962, in New York Truffaut was asked the question ‘Why do the critics of cahier du cinema take Hitchcock seriously? He’s rich and successful, but
Orson Welles is held in the minds of many as a notable film director and actor, but his work in other modes of storytelling is often overlooked. I intend in this paper to analyze one of those overlooked works, the play he authored and produced in London Moby Dick—Rehearsed, adapted from the novel. It is my intention to demonstrate that this work subscribes to what we may call Welles’s philosophy of storytelling in order to encompass his film, theatre, and radio works—he frames the story of the novel in a way that is consistent with his other works, he himself plays and “transfigures” the role of the “king,” and he parodies the genre of theatre itself. Moby Dick—Rehearsed is not a “straight” adaptation of the novel. Instead, Welles adapts
Director Alfred Hitchcock utilizes the theme of duplicity in numerous films. His use of doublegangers and doubles are prominently featured in the films Psycho, Shadow of a Doubt, and Vertigo. Hitchcock incorporates lookalikes, mirrored images, alternating identities, and false realties to identify an internal conflict as well as moral discrepancies. In the film Shadow of a Doubt, the characters of Young Charlie and Uncle Charlie exemplify Hitchcock’s theme of doubles.
As mentioned before, the fifth house represents merits from past life and credit, as well as the ability and talent to play, and relationships with children. We see that very clearly in the chart of Marlon Brando, one of the most successful and talented actors of the twentieth century. The Sun and Moon are in Pisces, a mystic sign which represents infinite expansion. The Sun rules our ego and the way that we come across, and the Moon rules the mind. In the oceanic sign of Pisces, the personality is extremely flexible and can do just about anything.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest Comparison Essay It is virtually a maxim that a character’s inner thoughts are more enhanced in books than in movies or films. The novel was written by Ken Kessey, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest has a film version directed by Milos Forman. Throughout the book, Kessey shapes Chief Bromden’s overall character through his past, his view of the hospital and inner thoughts by using overwhelming mechanical imageries. However, in the film this crucial history and imageries were lacked.