I'm Julian iliev and I'm an independent filmmaker and film historian.
I'm inviting you to join my course "Citizen Kane - the best film ever made."
About the class
In this class we will examine all the aspects of the film and I will explain why Citizen Kane is considered the best film ever made.
This is the film that is most studied in college and university classes.
Why should you take the class?
We will learn how the many different techniques that Orson Welles incorporated in this film changed cinema forever. If you are a film professional you will learn how to make your films better. If you are a regular viewer understanding Citizen Kane will allow you to have a new grasp on the mastery of storytelling.
If you haven’t seen the film, do not worry. I will supply you with a web link where you can watch the picture at your leisure.
Orson Welles and the mid-20th Century
Citizen Kane - Structure and Style
Citizen Kane - Script and Cinematography
Citizen Kane - Set Design and Parallels
Citizen Kane - Sound, Editing and Special Effects
Citizen Kane - Music, Make Up, Kane and Hearst, Release
1.1 Early years, Theater and Radio career
Mercury Theater on the Air
1.2 RKO, Contract and Introduction to "Citizen Kane"
watch "Citizen Kane" here
2.1 Political Situation, Genre Expectations
2.2 Structure, Kane's Death and News on the March
2.3 Multiple Perspectives, Linear Structure and Flashback Strategy
2.4 Shooting Style, Deep Focus
2.5 Staging, Plot and Story time
"Opening Sequence" Scene
3.2 Script Revisions
3.3 Shooting Script
3.5 Cinematography - part 1
3.6 Cinematography - part 2
3.7 Sequence Shot
Sequence Shot - "Signing over Charles to Thatcher" Scene
Sequence Shot - "Destruction of Susan's room" Scene
Cinematography - "Dolly Shot over crates" Scene
4.1 Set Design
Set Design - "Jigsaw Puzzle" Scene
4.3 Snow Globe
Snow Globe - "Nostalgic journey" Scene
Parallels - "Fraud at the polls' Scene
Parallels - "Signing over the newspapers" Scene
Sound - "I'm going to send you to Sing Sing" Scene
Sound - "Kane slaps Susan" Scene
5.3 Breakfast Table Sequence
"Breakfast Table Sequence" Scene
5.4 Special Effects
Special Effects - "Thatcher Library" Scene
Special Effects - "Photo to Live Shot" Scene
Special Effects - "Matte Painting" Scene
Special Effects - "El Rancho first visit" Scene
Music - "Charlie Kane song" Scene
Music - "Susan singing" Scene
6.2 Make Up
6.3 Things that slowed down the production
6.4 Charles Foster Kane and William Randolph Hearst
Kane and Hearst - "Love on your own terms" Scene
Parallels - "War on Cuba" Scene
7.1 "Declaration of Principles" Scene
7.1 Declaration of Principles- Scene Analysis
7.2 "Firing of Leland" - Scene
7.2 Firing of Leland - Scene Analysis