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The Crucible, Citizen Kane, Newspaper

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The film Citizen Kane directed by Orson Welles shows us a multifaceted view of Charles Fost Kane. He uses a variety of innovative film techniques to show Kane who struggle with love, power, truth and so on .Through Thompson, we go through five close people relate with Kane and know the different"faces"of Kane. But none of them knows the meaning of Kane' dying word "Rosrbud". The Charles Foster Kane that Orson Welles presents just like Thopson says " There isn't one word can describe a man's life." The director Orson Welles shows us a man who is pathetic in love when he is a child. In Thatcher's memoirist, when the movie appears Kane' childhood ,we hear romantic and happy music and we see Kane playing happy. It shows us Kane is joyous. When Thatcher and his parents is in the house discuss Kane. Orson Welles uses deep focus to show the window, through the window ,we can see Kane is amused in the snow. When he knows that he will leave his mother ,we can see tear out of Kane'eye. When he leaves , the sled which Kane plays with happily is left in the snow. It is just like Kane ,he is abandoned in the snow. Then Orson Welles uses low angle shot to show Thatcher is powerful to young Kane .Thatcher doesn't like what Kane' parents do to Kane, he has no way to run away. We can see his unhappy face, his "father" doesn't give him love,hs just power to him. How pitiful he is ,when he is a child ,his partents leaves him, he gets a "father" doesn't gives love to him . He becomes lonely ,just like the abandoned sled in the snow, so when he has grown he is selfish to give love..Kane is shaped by Orson Welles who is very selfish in love. When his second wife Susan failed in the perform, she said she didn't want to sing. But, Kane said "You will continue with your singing" then he goes to Susan,. In this scene, Orson welles uses low angle shot to show Kane's power to Susan, his eyes are relentlessly upon on her .Then his shadow covered her face. Orson wellse here use shadow to show his dark power. It just like put Susan in Kane's dark world , she is totally in control of Kane .her eyes are filled with dread. At last ,she fall on her knee showing she has gave in. what a selfish man Orson welles has presents to us. His darling doesn't want to sing, he don't want to be ridiculed and order her to sing. He doesn't care other's feeling, what he considers just himself in love. Obviously, Orson welles presents Kane as a man who is complex, both pathetic and selfish in love, so when he grows up, he wants to use his self-conceit power to buy love.The director Orson welles...

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