After watching this film, Combine the textbook content and then write the analysis
( The only secondary sources allowed to support your answer is the textbook:FILMANALYSIS: A Norton Reader)
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- Narrative structure, cinematography, and sound in Citizen Kane
2Â½ to 3 pages max. (240 Points)
In his essay on Citizen Kane (Orson Welles, 1941), James Naremore qualifies the film as â€œ[â€¦] a powerful example of film art. On a purely formal level, the picture is important for many reasons, among them its ingenious juggling of time and perspective, its carefully designed sound track, and its influential use of wide-angle, deep-focus photographyâ€ (322).
Explain each of these â€œreasons,â€ or elements of Wellesâ€™s filmmaking, evoked by Naremore. What are these specific film strategies Welles implements and how do they contribute to the telling of the story and the development of the directorâ€™s vision and main commentary?
In other words, focusing on the narrative structure and on specific techniques of sound and cinematography, explain how Welles uses them and the particular effects and meanings they create.
Illustrate your explanations with the close analysis of 3 or 4 precise scenes.