Christina FoxMagazine JournalismDr. Dillon4/4/11Orson Welles was one of the most well-known film creators of his time. Wellesmaintained his creatively throughout his filmmaking and was able to develop some of the bestfilms in American history. His dedication and devoutness assisted him in making his powerfulfilm so popular. Welles’ skills and techniques help to better the film’s mise en scene “with itsmany remarkable scenes and performances, cinematic and narrative techniques andexperimental innovations (in photography, editing, and sound)” (Dirks par. 1). At the ripe oldage of 25, Welles created a film that managed to sweep the nation to love him or to hate him.
, graced the American culture in 1941, and gave individuals a whole lot to talk about, while also causing controversies. William Randolph Hearst, is known as one of the mostinfluential men in the newspaper industry. Hearst believed Welles’ film,
, wasmodeled after his life due to the similarities to Hearst and the main character of the film.Kane’s economic status and social background play largely thorough out the film, leaving hisimage of reality semi far from the truth.While Kane inherited mountains of money, there was only one treasure in the pile thathe most desired. “I think it would be fun to run a newspaper,” Kane wrote in a letter to hisguardian Walter Thatcher. Once Kane successfully takes over the newspaper business, he believes his newspaper, The New York
is able to control its readers. “Are we going todeclare war on Spain, or are we not?” Kane asks his colleague Leland. “The
alreadyhas,” Leland says in response. It is the idea that the newspapermen control their readers likemarionette puppets. The
is structured to the specification and likings of Kane. Heultimately has the last say as to what is published in the paper, and what is left out. “The film