The Citizen Kane Effect and Rashomon Test

In this video essay, Eyebrow Cinema embarks on a comparative analysis of Orson Welles’ Citizen Kane (1941) and Akira Kurosawa’s Rashomon (1950), demonstrating that while each film uses a framing device in which storytellers relay their own unique perspective of events, subtle differences in execution by Welles and Kurosawa lead to dramatically different effects.

 

 

 

Eyebrow Cinema

Videos: 22


Unconventional Story Structure


Classics


Crime/Drama


Drama/Mystery


Samurai & Martial Arts


Orson Welles


Citizen Kane