Movie Essay

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1. Ford's "StageCoach" influenced Welles' "Citizen Kane" in many ways. Ford was not one to be shy or scared to take necessary risks to improve the movie itself. Welles himself was one who was familiar with being bold and blazing trails. Welles knew where he wanted to go with the movie, and it was a very bold move to make a movie showing and almost dark side to the most powerful businessman in the United States. That was bold, just as bold as Ford making a movie where the so-called "Bad Guy" comes out ahead in the end. Both movies took bold necessary actions to become the great movies they are.

2. The things that made Citizen Kane standout as an innovative film were what made Citizen Kane possibly the best Movie ever. Citizen Kane invented so many film techniques. It was not only the techniques that brought Citizen Kane the successes.

Orson Welles I believe had something to do with the success. Orson Welles brilliance just shone throughout the entire movie. The approach the movie had to setting up angles for scenes and shots was original as they come. I truly believe without Orson Welles, Citizen Kane the story itself would not of been even as close to a successes as it turned out to be. A shot that stands out is when Welles is pacing in front of his fireplace, the wide angled, open shot was a shot that soon became a essential part of filming great movies. Another element that lifted Citizen Kane to it successes, was Welles in his twenty's at the time, played a character more than double his age. The whole performance was the most believable by any actor ever. These are just small elements that helped make Citizen Kane...