You're right, I did lose a million dollars last year.
Below, I have posted a movie poster for Citizen Kane, in which different characters throughout the film are shown exclaiming different opinions regarding Kane.
When we first begin these interviews, it feels as though we are going to be presented with the truth and that we, the audience, will have an inside look on Citizen Kane and who the man really was. However, by the end of the film, it is clear that the truth has not been presented.
However, was this really the final piece? To me, it seems like there are still pieces missing. No one can ever know who Kane truly was, perhaps not even Kane himself. Link to the article: After doing a bit of googling, I found the article linked above, which shared my idea and also made some other very interesting points.
It is definitely worth the quick read. I think this theory makes sense with the idea that no one could ever truly know who Kane was. Who is the true person behind the narcissist? Is it possible to know the individual behind that shell? Does an individual exist?
His father is clearly abusive, as he tells Mr. The way his father speaks is verbally abusive as well.
His mother seems cold and emotionally distant from her son. This is unusual for a mother who is basically giving up her son and making him live somewhere else. I think his childhood is very troubled and this is what leads to his troubled adulthood and the development of his personality.
At the end of the film, we see that Kane has died alone, with nothing but material things. In his life, he never obtained any real meaning.
However, perhaps that is partially what Welles wanted us to do. The entire story of the film revolves around discovering who Kane was and the meaning behind his final words.
It leaves the viewer helpless at the end of the film and accepting of the fact that Kane was just a sort of enigma. Even when we see the Rosebud sled at the end of the film, though other characters are not aware of its existence, is this really some huge revelation? What does it really tell us?Written and directed by the great Orson Welles, ‘Citizen Kane’ has Welles’ himself playing the titular role of Charles Foster Kane, a megalomaniac media mogul, whose life is retraced by a .
Citizen Kane: Narrative Style and Kane’s Character Narrative Style Citizen Kane is a film about the collapse of the “American Dream”, the struggle for love, abuse of power, and the toxicity of wealth. Charles Foster Kane is a fictional character and the subject of Orson Welles' film Citizen Kane.
The character is widely believed to be based on publishing tycoon William Randolph Hearst. Welles played Kane (receiving an Oscar nomination), with Buddy Swan playing Kane as a child. Kane is not a likeable man, but Welles presents his life in a way that ultimately shrouds Kane in pathos and pity.
Kane is dead when the film begins, and we learn about him only through the accounts given by his old friends and lovers.
Each person has a different perception of . Orson Welles' class film 'Citizen Kane' offers an insightful portrait of the narcissistic personality, unable to feel love or empathy, who craves admiration and responds with rage when his narcissistic self-image is wounded. Sep 13, · Orson Welles' masterwork (#1 in the American Film Institute's list of Best American Movies) dazzles anew in a superb 70th-anniversary digital transfer.