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Hello My Name Is Orson Welles Orson Welles liked to reuse certain elements throughout his films He liked a good deep focus shot He liked low key lighting He liked the grotesque side of life blocking actors in groups of three low camera angles and especially pointy bras He also liked to open his movies in a certain predictable way In Citizen Kane he used the announcer in News on the March to introduce the subject and main character Charles Foster Kane In The Magnificent Ambersons Welles himself dubs the voice-over which introduces the life and environment of the Amberson family The Irish Welles serves as a story teller in the beginning of Lady from Shanghai recalling the beginnings of his plight and giving insight into his character Welles reads the enigmatic parable serving as the basis of Kafkas work The Trial However in Touch of Evil the viewer can not hear the booming instruction of an announcer nor is the primary character revealed or the plot introduced by a Wellesian voice over In Touch of Evil Welles parts with his usual opening style in favor of a much more dramatic method of introduction this creates a less obvious yet more intimate initial interaction between the characters on the screen and the viewer in the seat Foremost Welless legendary long shot opens the film These three minutes and twenty seconds have many effects upon the viewer in introducing this movie The primary purpose of this shot is to slowly draw the viewer in to the story by limiting the viewers role in the film he doesnt allow the viewer to actively enter the world of the film Rather he constrains the viewer to simply observe the actions presented without allowing the viewer to get involved in the action After the initial focus on the time bomb and its intrinsic importance to the plot the camera
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