This product is a Study Guide for Citizen Kane directed by Orsen Wells. The guide has sections and activities on:
• Background to the film and its director: Orson Welles. Objective: Students discuss and evaluate the ways in which the set work has been read, received and valued in historical and other contexts.
• A synopsis of the film. Objective: Students explore the ideas expressed in the text through analysing its construction, content and language. They examine how particular features of the text contribute to textual integrity.
• Critical review of the film. Objective: Students research others’ perspectives of the text and test these against their own understanding and interpretations of the text.
• Studying the issues. Objective: Students extrapolate from this study of a particular text to explore questions of textual integrity and significance.
• Viewing Guide
• Film Technique
• Characters and Content
• Suggested Activities
• Essay Questions