Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Theme, Subject and Meaning in Breathless and Citizen Kane :: Film Movies
Theme, Subject and Meaning in Breathless and Citizen KaneMany devices much(prenominal) as theme, subject and meaning reflect different aspects of a film. The m and place that the impression is do argon usually affected further this. A great example of this would be the film Breathless, directed by Godard. This is a story of the love between a small-time slew who is wanted for killing a cop, and an American woman who works for a French newspaper. Their relationship develops as the man hides out from the police. Breathless uses the famous techniques of the French New Wave location shooting, improvised dialogue, and a exposed narrative form. Godard also uses cuts that seem, to jump from one scene to another, with what seem to be delib epochte mismatches between shots. This is what steels this moving-picture show so special. It could never have been do before it had been. It was made in the post worlds War II era in the year 1959. The plot and subjects reflect this, becau se there really is no major plot except for the one that I have already described. This was a revolutionary moving-picture show in that aspect. This movie was made in France, partly because that was where it was set, but mainly because that is where the new director could afford to make such a makeshift movie. Another example of a movie that shares such aspects is Citizen Kane. There are many references in this fictional movie to a non-fictional man. This man would be William Randolph Hearst. He was a self made millionaire quite like the main character of the movie. Hearst was also was in the line of descent of journalism. He lived a very eccentric life like that of Kanes. He was politically involved in the 1930s as a pro-Nazi and in the 40s as an anti-communist. This was similar to Kanes character that ran for way in New York. While Kane enjoyed the luxuries of Xanadu, Hearst had his own castle at San Simeon. These are the similarities on screen between the two, but behind the scenes there was a heated debate over the making of this movie. Hearst did not want this movie made even though it was not exactly a word picture of his life.