The most remarkable and noticeable
elements of language of film that we could find in the movie were:
- Settings: Most of this story was set
in the "Inquirer newspaper" and the mansion that Kane shared with
The mansion was decorated with many statues and expensive furniture.
- Acting: There were only actors and
- Costumes: The costumes of the
characters were typical for that time, they represented high class
- Lighting: At the beginning of the
movie we could see darkness and foggy scenes that represented
death and the time period behind the movie.
- Make-up: The make-up of the
characters was used in order to show the age of each characters.
- Print: In the movie there were two
types of print; diagetic (we could see this type of print when Kane
first wife were having breakfast, they were rieading the
newspaper) and non-diagetic (we could see this at the
the movie when Kane's death was announced in the news).
- Music: Mystery kind of music during
the whole movie, in order to show the tension of the plot.
- Dialogue: The dialogue between the
characters was too fast and loud.
- Narrator: The kind of narrator was
"off voice"; we couldn't see the narrator when he talked about what
- Cut: The dissolved cuts were used a
lot to go from one scene to the other. Also jump-cut was used
because the scenes were not in a chronological order.
- Time: Racconto was used every time
when the characters remembered their lives when Kane was alive.
- Camera angle: At the beginning of
the movie an aerial shot was used to show Kane's mansion but most of
the time straight angle was used.
- Camera distance: Extreme long shot (ELS)
was used when Kane was canvassing. Most of the time medium shots were
There were a few close ups that showed Kane's second wife
- Camera movements: Panning was used
all the time. The camera moves only from one side to the other.
- Framing: The actors and actresses
act frame in, this is to say; in the screen.