Omparison/Contrast Paper: Citizen Kane (Orson Welles) and Bicycle Thieves (DeSica)

In a well-organized essay, describe and analyze how two different filmmakers use cinematic techniques to express their ideas. That is, discuss the relationship between film style and theme in Citizen Kane (Orson Welles) and Bicycle thieves (Vittorio DeSica).To do this, you must explicitly state BOTH: what the films MEAN and how TECHNIQUE FUNCTIONS to convey the thematic/political messages.

Aspects of film style you may want to deal with include: narrative structure (repetition, character development, recurring motifs, and foreshadowing, but DO NOT retell the plot), visual style (mise-en-scene, camerawork, lighting, compostion, setting), movement, editing, acting…

the major focus should be YOUR OWN original thoughts.