Citizen Kane: Film Analysis
The film Citizen Kane by Orson Welles, opens with a picture of a castle with a window
that has a light turned on. As the backgrounds begin to change into a closer view of the castle,
then a view of the castle from the reflection of the water surrounding it, we are drawn into the
window as a man falls dead with the last words "Rosebud" coming from his mouth. We are then
brought through a maze of scenes that reflect one man's journey through life from his childhood
with an abusive father; to the time he inherits the world's sixth largest fortune.
Charles Foster Kane is portrayed in the movie…
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