Orson Welles Citizen Kane, William Randolph Hearst

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At age 25, some may still be unsure of what to do in the future and some may still be lost in life but Orson Welles has broke the conventional and completed a quality film at 25. Many critics have expressed that they consider Welles first film, Citizen Kane, as the greatest film of all times. Created 1941, film Citizen Kane was nominated for nine Academy Awards in different categories and it luckily won in the category for Best Writing (Original Screenplay) which is credited to Herman J. Mankiewicz. The film was said to be inspired by real life American newspaper tycoon, William Randolph Hearst. Similarly to what was seen in the film, Citizen Kane, Charles Foster Kane owned a huge land with a massive castle like home in Xanadu same as what Hearst owned in California. Granted that, the movie all the more intrigued its audience and with the…show more content…
Showing the gate with the sign "No Trespassing" written on it until his death scene was very climatic with the lighting effects also this scene made use of an unconventional way of plotting the storyline. Welles used a different sequence in terms of scenes. He made use of flashbacks which was necessary for the film's overall story with a reporter looking back and researching on Kane's life. Also, the make up and hairstyles were very convincing at making the characters young and old. The film didn't need that much actors to play an older and younger versions of each character with the way make up and hairstyle was used. Also, the set up for each setting were very extravagant which kept my eyes glued on the movie and it really helped bring the realness in Kane's multibillion character. The movie finally had audio for each characters lines which made it easier for me to grasp the emotions of each character and recognize them

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