Analysis Of The Film Citizen Kane

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Orson Welles’s 1941 film Citizen Kane, is a significant and brilliant film. They knew that it was going to be such a great film that the slogan on the original citizen Kane posters said “It’s Terrific!” it may have been on the vague side, but it was certainly accurate thanks to its introduction incredible camera techniques, avant-garde storytelling, the use of special effects make-up, and new cinematography methods. These methods changed the way Hollywood films were made.
Citizen Kane made cinematic advances on many fronts, and its most significant contribution to cinematography came from the use of a technique known as deep focus, which is having everything in the frame, even the background, in focus at the same time. Where before only the
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Flashbacks had been used in earlier films, but Orson Welles used this technique most effectively in his film Citizen Kane. Because of this he also changed the way story could be told. It changed the tradition way of telling a story from beginning, middle, and end. Now films can be told from any starting point and moving freely throughout the story. This new way of storytelling has been used in many films because it changed the old way of telling story it made it more exciting and curious to wonder what something you saw in a future flash back could mean it just gave the story more mystery. Just like in Big Fish, Forrest Gump, Titanic, Slumdog Millionaire, The Notebook, Saving Private Ryan, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Usual Suspects, Edward Scissorhands, Amadeus, Life of Pi, and Fight Club. Thanks to Citizen Kane all of these movies got their way of telling their story from Citizen…show more content…
The special effects makeup they used was difference from what they use to do before. Before they would just use latex wrinkles and cover the actor in gray hair but thanks to “Makeup artist Maurice Seiderman invented many techniques to age the characters in the film. Rather than just cover Welles with latex wrinkles and gray hair, he made a complete body cast and used it to create custom-fitting body pads and facial appliances that show Kane aging gradually over 27 different stages of his life. The level of detail is astonishing: Welles wore special milky bloodshot contact lenses to make his eyes look old, and 72 different facial appliances, including hairlines, cheeks, jowls, bags under his eyes, and 16 different chins. Some pieces even had artificial pores that matched those in Welles ' own skin.”3 Thanks to Maurice Seiderman it lead to better ageing methods that made for better looking movies “The curios case of Benjamin Button, a beautiful mind, and the god father. Thanks to this first step in special effect makeup we have gotten great movies out of it but also gotten really horrible attempts at aging like “Winona Ryder as Kim Boggs in Edward Scissorhands, Dustin Hoffman as Jack Crabb in Little

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