Charles Foster Kane Essays

  • Charles Foster Kane Character Analysis

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    The story of Charles Foster Kane has been played out many times in several movies, books, and even in real life. There is a man with nothing, who gains everything due to his conniving manner as well as backbiting tendencies. Being narcissistic and boorish are also common themes among such characters. They become corrupt due to the power they have. In the end, they are left with nothing. “Absolute power corrupts absolutely.” (John Dalberg-Acton) A few examples would be Jay Gatsby from The Great Gatsby

  • What Is The Difference Between Charles Foster Kane Codes And Conventions

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    to you by someone that originally had a great deal of control in the end. In Orson Welles’ film, Citizen Kane, Charles Foster Kane is trying to win the love of the people in his life by breaking all the conventions that he was taught in his youth. As he grows in age, he conforms to the morals taught to him as a child. This creates a habitat of wanting to control people in a situations. Kane portrays this by controlling who loves him and how. This switch between personal conventions in an attempt

  • The Rise And Fall Of Charles Foster Kane Through Cinematographic Effects

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    The Rise and Fall of Charles Foster Kane through Cinematographic Effects Citizen Kane has been considered as one of the best films ever created. Since its release in 1941, the magnificent film is still influencing the movie world today and its infamous “Rosebud” quote is still one of the top film quotes of all time. Orson Welles was the director, producer, star, and co-writer of the film. He based a big portion of his protagonist, Charles Foster Kane, on the big time Newspaper Publisher William Randolph

  • Charles Foster Kane Research Paper

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    Charles Foster Kane, who was he really? By Thompson ... (1941) Charles Kane was a man that some of us hated or some us loved. He was a mysterious man, we know nothing of him, however we have heard of him. From friends, family, or especially in the newspaper, but who was he really? Charles Foster Kane died from mysterious causes, however his last dying word was, “Rosebud”. I interviewed different individuals who were affiliated with Charles Foster Kane to find out what this word meant. However,

  • Charles Foster Kane And The American Dream

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    theory; success. Charles Foster Kane possessed everything that a materialistic man could dream to have: money, power, a successful career, women, and extravagant possessions some men would go to extremes lengths to have. Yet, Charles had it all. The most important ingredient of happiness in life Kane lacked however, was the single component he couldn 't buy and that was: love. "You won 't get lonely, Charles... You 'll be the richest man in the world someday." (Citizen Kane, 1941) Kane’s parents

  • Comparing The Great Gatsby And Charles Foster Kane

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    because they think that they are above the law. These two characters also have some differences, one of them being that they both want to be loved, and that they both handle it very differently. Jay Gatsby from The Great Gatsby and Charles Foster Kane from Citizen Kane are similar because they are rich and lived an unfilled

  • Orson Welles Flashback: The History Of Charles Foster Kane

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    The reason why Orson Welles particularly chose a flashback was so we can get to know the history of Charles Foster Kane. A flashback is a tool used in writing to allow a character to explore events occurring at a different time. The reader follows the characters thoughts as they examine and earlier situation. This can be essential to the story in that, it can give needed background information. However, sometimes a flashback can upset the rhythm of the story and, therefore, have a negative effect

  • The Dark Knight Opening Scene Analysis Essay

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    “I believe whatever doesn’t kill you simply makes you stranger” (The Dark Knight, 2008), this is the stand out sentence that the main antagonist, The Joker (Heath Ledger) speaks in the opening scene of the movie. Not only does this line set up the suspense for the rest of the movie but it also sets up the suspense for the opening scene of the movie. ‘The Dark Knight’ is a film directed by Christopher Nolan that builds suspense and intrigue throughout the movie, the director uses mise-en-scene, mise-en-shot

  • Existentialism In Michel Gondry's Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind

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    In Michel Gondry's Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, a couple, Joel Barrish and Clementine Kruzynski, relationship has taken a turn for the worst decides to undergo a memory erasing surgery and later end up dating each other again. Throughout this movie, one of the partners regrets their decision after realizing he still loves his partner and desperately tries to stop the surgery but fails. Due to the Joel and Clementine failure to reverse the procedure, they fall in love again. As due to their

  • The Blair Witch Project Analysis

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    Even from the beginning, this film both sets itself apart with the first-person “found footage” style, while at the same time, also has the chance to be not very different at all. Personally, I believe the movie certainly achieved the former statement; setting itself apart in a number of different ways. While taking from budget-cutting idea of Eduardo Sánchez’s The Blair Witch Project, using a camera carried by a character– in this case the protagonist– it also steers away from the horror genre that

  • Light And Light In The Shawshank Redemption

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    The element of lighting is a sophisticated element to a movie. It has the power to control what you see and also overwhelm you when it needs to. During my discovery of this movie, I found that colors told the story just as much as the dialogue. It just goes to show that the most significant films cover all the ends of telling a story through the medium of film. Now the fun part, the analyst of The Shawshank Redemption’s use of light and color in painting the picture of its theme of hope. “Studies

  • Citizen Kane Essay

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    Citizen Kane Review Citizen Kane (1941) is a drama movie directed by Orson Welles, who also has the main role in the movie; his character: Charles Foster Kane. The story starts at the end of the life of the tycoon Charles Foster Kane, at his very last breath, which he uses to pronounce the word “Rosebud”, while a snow globe falls from his hands. This beginning is what catches the spectator’s attention within the first thirty seconds into the movie: The mystery about the meaning of that scene, that

  • Effects Of Citizen Kane

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    In the film Citizen Kane we learned the life of Charles Foster Kane, who is a wealthy news reporter. The first scene shows Charles Kane dying as he whispers “Rosebud” while the rest of the film works to solve the meaning of his dying word. The film then shows News on the March, which reveals Charles Kane’s entire life. After Kane begins building his newspaper empire, he meets and marries Emily Norton. Kane runs for political office, yet his personal life starts falling apart when he has an affair

  • Citizen Kane's Happiness

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    billionaire and newspapers Tycoon, Citizen Kane is one of those memorable films that you must watch before you die. The film allows us to consider our life path and how do our decisions and life experiences lead us to conceive a new vision of happiness. Directed and starred by Orson Welles, this touching film portrays the struggles of a journalist to uncover the mysterious meaning of “Rosebud”, the last word pronounced by the famous Charles Foster Kane in his deathbed. The imagery and filming devices

  • Synopsis Of The Movie 'Citizen Kane'

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    The movie “Citizen Kane” directed by Orson Welles is an interesting movie about a young boy and his struggle of life. It is about Charles Foster Kane a young boy starting from the very bottom, and making his way to the very top. The movie is about a reporter is trying to find why the famous and very rich Charles Foster Kane said “Rosebud” as his final dying words. As the movie goes on, the reports go around everyone who knew, talked, liked or disliked Charles Kane, asking is “Rosebud” meant anything

  • Citizen Kane Mood

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    Lonely is a Man Without Love In the 1941 film Citizen Kane we learn about the life of Charles Foster Kane, who is a wealthy news reporter.The first scene shows Charles Kane dying as he whispers “Rosebud” the rest of the film works to solve the meaning of his dying words.The film then shows News on the March, which reveals Kanes entire life.After Kane begins building his newspaper empire he met and married Emily Norten. Soon after Kane runs for political office,yet his personal life begins falling

  • Symbols In Citizen Kane

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    Citizen Kane has been the critics choice for a number of years now, however I found that it was nothing special. While its cinematography and acting are superb the story is a tangled mess with seemingly little direction or reason. With that being said the symbolism is well presented and conveys a good message about what happens when capitalism meets socialism. That symbolism is was what kept me watching the film despite how poorly the story was written and I believe that the symbolism is the reason

  • Citizen Kane Movie Themes

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    The director, producer, and co-author of the film Citizen Kane is Orson Welles. The main characters of this productions are Charles Foster Kane, Jedediah Leland, Susan Kane, and Emily Kane, Mr. Bernstein, and Jerry Thompson. The main conflict is Jerry’s troubles of uncovering Kane’s story. In this film, reporters are try to decode the last words of Charles Foster Kane. Kane’s life is played through flashbacks that start when he was a young boy and show his rise of riches to his eventual downfall

  • Mise-En-Scene Techniques In Citizen Kane

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    The movie, ‘Citizen Kane’, is a memoir that describes the life of businessman, Charles Foster Kane. The uses of mise-en-scene elements reinforced isolation and loss as a recurring theme throughout the film. This is shown through depth, character placement, and camera framing. As the film continues on, a nondescript reporter collects personal recounts about Kane from his many acquaintances. However, as the movie goes on, there’s a sense that as Kane grows older, isolation and loss play the main

  • Citizen Kane Critical Analysis

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    Citizen Kane is one of the most famous movies of all time. It was made in 1941 starring Orson Wells himself as the titular character. The film was also directed, co-written and produced by Wells who was 26 year old at the time. In this essay we are going to look at the movie itself offering a brief summary and a depiction of its themes, how the American culture of the time influenced the movie and its plot and we’ll finally examine what things make this movie particularly revolutionary for its time