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Orson Welles in Citizen Kane.

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Kaeley Wiseman


Karen Kasner


        Orson Welles produced, directed and starred in Citizen Kane, the classic masterpiece which communicates its original narrative through ground-breaking cinematography, lighting, music, setting, sound and performances.  The film has underlying symbols in every single shot, and uses innumerable cinematic devices to convey meaning.  One of the many implications Citizen Kane makes is strongly embodied in the sequence of Kane and his wife Susan at their palace, Xanadu.  Welles’ choice of camera shots, mise-en-scene and movement in this sequence are used effectively to symbolize women’s inferiority to men.

        The manner in which Susan Alexander is

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        Mise-en-scene takes an important role in this sequence, as it strongly illustrates the powerlessness and irrelevance of Susan.  In front of the vast empty fireplace completing her endless jigsaw puzzles, Susan kneels near the bottom of the frame, which symbolizes defencelessness and insignificance.  To her right, there is a fire pump which is so large it dwarfs her, and behind to her left is a massive statue of a Roman goddess.  This is ironic, since deities represent strength and authority, both of which Susan is completely lacking.

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        Through the use of inventive and imaginative perspectives, Orson Welles created a film that communicates many deep meanings.  This sequence has profound implications about the role of females versus males, and the lower standard at which they are viewed.  The inferiority of women is represented clearly by the use of certain cinematic devices, and is difficult to ignore.

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