Citizen Kane, the Camera as a Character
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The camera stayed in one place and the actors moved in front of it. In Citizen Kane, Orson Wells made the camera an active part of the dialogue and plot. In this way the photography in Citizen Kane became an integral part of the artistry in the movie. The photography in Citizen Kane could be viewed as stand-alone art. The use of the camera in Citizen Kane makes the audience a participant in the film, not a mere observer. They become a character in the film themselves through the camera.