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Citizen Kane 1941 is a movie about the life of Charles Foster Kane Orson Welles told through the eyes and stories of close friends and distant ones We never see Kanes life through the eyes of Kane We watch as reporter Thompson investigates the meaning of Kanes last word Rosebud What does it mean Citizen Kane follows a plot that does not run chronologically from the start of Kanes life to the end of his life but rather bounces around his personal timeline told from one person to the next much like the movie Memento 2000 Rather than telling the whole life story of a man from beginning to end we follow Leonard Shelby Guy Pearce as he tracks down the man responsible for the murder of his wife Through a unique use of filming color camerawork to black and white camerawork The editing sequence follows as such the end is at the beginning to minutes before the next scene If one is confused already one must watch this film As we start to pick apart the elements and styles of Citizen Kane we start the film with a look at Xanadu Kanes mansion All through the credits we see different angles of this mansion but if we are to focus on the little bedroom light in the top right corner we notice that the light never moves The same little window does not change its location it just changes sequence to sequence with the light remaining still This is an example that this film is going to be a film that uses a variety of styles and elements in cinematography As we continue to watch we enter a room where we see a close-up of Kane as he utters the word Rosebud We watch as Kane dies dropping a snow globe from his perch on his bed Our focus is now on the globe as it rolls on the floor and
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