Charles Foster Kane Essays

  • 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'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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Citizen Kane Point Of View

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    through the movie Citizen Kane is the difficulty that goes into describing a person’s life after they have passed on. The reporter Thompson investigates Kane’s story and witnesses it unfold as it is told by those closest to him. Although this makes you wonder how different it would have been if Kane got to tell his own story rather than rely on the reminiscences of his colleagues because not a single one of these people knew or could figure out what drove Charles Foster Kane. The only person who could

  • Cinematic Techniques In Citizen Kane

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    Citizen Kane is the life story of a powerful newspaper magnate, Charles Foster Kane. It is a fictionalized biography of the ruthless publishing baron, William Randolph Hearst (1863-1951). In actuality, the characters in the movie are composites, drawn from the lives of several famous American tycoons, but Hearst was the most obvious. Photography Gregg Toland, the cinematographer for Citizen Kane, considered the film the high point in his career & thought he might ‘learn something’ from the boy

  • Citizen Kane And The Social Network: Cinematic Analysis

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    best movie ever made. With eight wins and twelve other nominations, Citizen Kane stars Welles himself, playing newspaper tycoon Charles Foster Kane, who was based on the real-life William Randolph Hearst. The story immediately begins with Kane’s death, and his last word sparks a wave of curiosity among journalists, leaving them to investigate the meaning of the mysterious “Rosebud.” During the film, the audience learns that Kane, although wealthy, was not necessarily happy; he had lost love and respect

  • Catch Me If You Can Title Sequence Analysis

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    Analysis of the technical aspects of the title sequences 1. Introduction In this essay I will discuss the technical aspects of the title sequences such as the shots, the look and texture, colour, sound, music, texts, motion and aesthetics, among others. We will look at Seven film (1995) by David Fincher and Catch Me if You Can released in 2002, directed by Steven Spielberg as my chosen title sequences. 2. Body 2.1 Seven Figure 1 Seven Title Sequence Seven is a psychological Thriller/Drama

  • Poem Analysis: The Seafarer

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    Justification: This story is based from the poem ‘The Seafarer’. I have written this narrative in third person to express the emotions of what each character is feeling throughout each situation. The connection of this narrative relates to ‘The Seafarer’ because it shows deep depression and selfishness. My character Annaleise is a women who is recently divorced, her daughter Skylar moved out of home to live with her boyfriend Sam. Annaleise doesn’t cope well with both of these heartbreaking situations

  • Cinematic Techniques In Citizen Kane

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    Citizen Kane says, "Everybody 's talking about it, It 's terrific!" Though, what exactly is it that makes Citizen Kane the best movie of all time? Many, such as the New York Times on its debut in 1941, have acknowledged that "Citizen Kane was "one of the great (if not the greatest) motion pictures of all time" (qtd. in Brown). The movie is even in many top movie lists in rather high-ranking positions. The story is about a reporter trying to figure out just what the word "rosebud" meant to Kane, as it

  • The Great Gatsby Camera Scene Analysis

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    Various camera movements and the effects No Romeo and Juliet The Great Gatsby At the beginning of the movie when the ball is taking place and extreme wide shot is used to show what is happening on set, who is all there and who is enjoying the party. The first time Juliet sees Romeos face there is an extreme close up and this shows the expression on their face of absolute love and admiration. After this there are continuously camera cuttings and this shows the pace quickening like how the lovers