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

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Unconventional Story Structure




Samurai & Martial Arts

Orson Welles

Citizen Kane