Imagery And Sound In The Film 'Citizen Kane'

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As film critics, we have to understand the view of what the lighting, audio, and camera positions should be for the film. The director and the artistic team are responsible for figuring out what the lights and sets should be by determining by the script that is written. But the most important detail that the director has to do when making a film such as “Citizen Kane” is tell the audience what the film is about or what the portrayal is. Now the use of imagery and sound in this film can determine what the portrayal of the film is. And I believe that “Citizen Kane” is good example to what the director’s trying to say about the film and how the imagery and sound of this film is interesting. “Citizen Kane” was filmed in black and white in which means it was made the early 1940s. The director’s message was about finding out what “Rosebud” meant and which is a memory that only Mr. Kane had never shared with anyone he met. That word was really important to him and that’s what the director wanted the audience to figure out, to see if it was maybe something that he had, or if it was someone that no one knew about. Because throughout the story, the director sets the story about Mr. Kane’s life. It wasn’t until the end when the director reveals what the real meaning was.…show more content…
For this was brought by the aesthetic manipulation stage to help with Zettl’s idea. In the film, in dramatic scenes such as when Kane is writing a declaration of what he would do in the newspaper industry, the lighting would be at first above-eye-level lighting and then turn into below-eye-level lighting causing a shadow on parts of his face. This scene interpreted that he was going to be honest and not lie on for his

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