Director: Orson Welles
Stars: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten
Objective Analysis: (give a few examples and provide text to support your examples)
1. Visual component (such as the art direction, camera angles and movement, cinematography, lighting, visual style, etc.):
Excellent use of Expressionist cinematography (canted angles), chiaroscuro lighting (stark contrast between black and white), low angles frequently used to make Kane seem larger than life, etc. Incredible use of deep focus, such as in the shot where Kane’s mother signs him away from his impoverished childhood (Kane in the background, same shot as adults in the foreground).