A Study of “Citizen Kane”

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Essay #: 064063
Total text length is 6,085 characters (approximately 4.2 pages).

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The beginning:
A study of Citizen Kane
Film directors are professionals who strive to create a specific vision and style in their films via employing certain cinematic techniques. These techniques aim to create what is known as the
mise
-en-scene or the “putting on the stage” aspects of film-making. As noted in classroom discussion, various camera, lighting, sound and editing elements are brought together to allow the director build his or her film. The next few pages will look at the narrative style, the use of camera, lighting, sound and editing, and a specific great scene that all appear to typify maybe the greatest – certainly the most revolutionary – of American films: Citizen Kane.
To commence, there is the matter of narrative style. Citizen Kane...
The end:
.....rt fitfully beating despite being on death’s door. Finally, there is the dramatic transition to the inside of the snow globe; I call it dramatic because it foreshadows so many things to come and brings Charles Foster Kane back to the beginning after a long life either running away from that beginning or trying to recapture what had been taken from him. When, in the next shot, the globe tumbles out his hand as Kane expires, we are left with a sense that the shattered globe represents something within Kane that has been broken, too, long ago.
To end, the film is a masterpiece and a paper like this cannot do it justice; it truly stands alone and its cinematography stamps it as possibly the most revolutionary film in American cinematic history.