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Gabi Drusinsky 994727868 Film Studies, Paper I The American Dream: Examined Under the Light “The Greatest Movie of All Time.” I don’t know about that, but   Citizen Kane  certainly had its remarkable qualities. Based on the life of William Randolph Hearst, the  film took a closer look through the eyes of others at a man who seemed to have everything.  Director and lead actor George Orson Welles used an incredible combination of technique  and narrative to form wonderfully unique themes throughout his first feature-length film.  The particular application of lighting especially helped with the coding of Kane, and  brought forth the notion that the American Dream is not all that it seems to be. Let’s first take into account the scene  which was described in lecture as the  “boarding house scene.” This is the only scene in the entire film that shows Kane as a  young boy. This scene is set before he has any real responsibilities, yet after he inherits his  wealth. At the time, he had his whole life ahead of him and was a simple, carefree boy who  loved his mother. The scene shows young Kane playing around in the snow, yelling and 
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