Citizen Kane is one of the films that have garnered a lot attention in the political arena with many analysts providing controversial views on the thematic concern of the film. This is a movie that describes the life of prominent journalist who used the media platform to…
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but miserable person who has accomplished nothing; in fact, his political dream does not come true and at his death he cannot avoid to remember the only time in his childhood when he received true joy from riding a sled with a ‘Rosebud tag’ on it. Most critics have figured out Kane as a man who had no political ideology, but only a man guided by greed for power in the society. This seems to explain his misery despite being a rich politician at the time he finally loses his last breath. This article seeks to examine the relationship between Kane’s political ambitions and the media influence on the public that was evident during his time.
Through flashbacks that cover the political life of Kane, it is noticeable that he lacks a political ideology while pursuing his political ambition, but uses the media to pursue his own personal goals. After starting a journalist firm, he employs a captivated writer, Thompson, who is proficient in writing sensitive material. He is featured on every cover page of the magazines and newspapers that Thompson produces for the public (Carringer 42). The aim of this kind of media coverage is to keep Kane a relevant political icon throughout the state by making him famous and popular among the people. The newspaper portrays him as prominent owner of newspaper producing firm, radio stations and much more wealth. He seems to bear the opinion that political success is based on personal wealth, rather than political ideology. Consequently, he does not have any public interest at heart or any political goal that would impact on the population he expects to serve. By failing to devise any political goal or even strategy, it is possible to regard Kane as a man who lack all the dimensions of an ideologist in his political war.
Secondly, Kane is prompt to influence the minds of the people by using media power as a platform to campaign for his election. In a conversation with his mistress, Susan, he boasts on his authority to control and
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Some of the movies that are viewed, have different themes that they present to the viewers that cause them to be placed in specific contexts which mean that they serve people with different purposes. In the course of our semester, one of the most favorite films I viewed was the Francois Truffaut’s movie Day for Night which is a combination of the different interesting scenes in the market.
The Film is divided into nine scenes, which capture the four main lessons that a man was required to do before he was accepted as a True American Citizen. Blache’s main theme in the short film is the treatment of women with respect and humanity in order to be accepted as an American citizen.
It is interesting and really enjoyable to watch Whoopi Goldberg forcing herself to masquerade as a man so that she can be taken seriously. This movie is much funnier and is comparatively youthful target and miss
The music is slow and sad with the lighting deem only focusing on the man (Wells, 1941). The editor did an excellent job in bringing close the dying man after showing us his mansion and the bed he was lying in while taking his last breath.
Its main theme is the corruption of the American dream. It asks us to question the very premise of the American dream. The movie is a dream in itself, depicting prosperity and influence inevitably linked to the downfall of relationships and personal values
It is also true that we learn most from people with whom we indentify; when younger, this is our parents. Charles Kane, at the tender age of six, is forced by his parents to part from them to live with Mr. Tatcher, a rich banker. Tatcher tries to 'mend' Charles' ways by teaching him new values, customs and skills so that he fits into the new environment.
You can't wear Socrates's rhetoric but Shygulla dons a fair replication of street smarts with her smooth talking act. Maria is the U.S. coupled with Nazi-Germany-an explosive affair. Braun who represents here a Germany that lacks memory or recollection of previous historical events.
Two of the most prominent films from that era were Citizen Kane, the Orson Welles classic, and How Green was my Valley, the film that eventually went on to win the academy award for best picture over Citizen Cane.
The author states that the director of the movie shifts his attention from different themes in the movie with unique and derivational techniques. The move from the coverage of the possible causative agents to the condition of the world is distinctively liberated from the links of the show on the current conditions.
Indeed the film is not restricted to particular viewers. The movie is available in various theatres in America and takes about 1h 55min for a full view. “Day for Night” is a unique film comprising of various genres like comedy, drama and romance. The film
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