The Question and Answer section for Citizen Kane is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Citizen Kane is all about continuity. The film's plot is circular rather than linear. Each successive story about Charles Foster Kane flows into the next one giving the viewer perspective on his life never attempted in cinema before.
We only meet the butler near the end of the movie. Hecares little for his former employer and is eager to answer questions about him for money.
Orson Wells and his cinematographer, Greg Toland, used various innovative camera lenses and focus to convey meaning. Citizen Kane, at times, looks small in comparison to the sets and at other times, looks large. Toland used deep focus photography...