The Mise-En-Scene In Citizen Kane

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In Citizen Kane, the mise-en-scene was designed to evoke an emotion that permeates the whole movie. The mise-en-scene in the film happens when the parents of the young boy, Charles Kane, are speaking with a refined man in the house. While they are all speaking, you can see the little boy playing with his sled, having fun outside in the snow, as you look into the background through the window. This part presents the image of the innocence that is taken from him in that exact moment. There he is pure and innocent and what a child should be, but we will at no time see him in this condition after the decisive change that is taking place without his understanding and

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