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23 JANUARY 2013

Citizen Kane: famous film transition from a photograph to real life

"Another transition takes us to the same three men, this time reflected in the window of the Chronicle, Kane's major rival (Circulation 495,000). 'I know you're tired, Gentlemen... Kane begins, suggesting the men have come straight from the offices of the Inquirer after spending all night getting the paper out. The scene not only illustrates Kane's tireless ambition, but provides a seamless transition from the humble beginnings of the Inquirer to the day, six years later, when Kane has managed to poach the entire reporting staff captured in a photograph prominently positioned in the window of the Chronicle on that first night. The camera slowly dollies in on the reporters as Bernstein tells Kane it took the Chronicle twenty years to gather such a highly respected staff. 'Twenty years?' says Kane, 'Wells' – and suddenly, as the sentence Kane speaks spans six years, the reporters are no longer still images in a photograph but moving, breathing people – 'six years ago I looked at a picture of the world's greatest newspapermen. I felt like a kid in front of a candy store.' Kane himself then enters from the left, looking prosperous and confident..."

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1941 • captured in a photograph • Charles Foster Kane • Citizen Kanecoming to life • Everett Sloane • film transition • group photograph • humble beginnings • Joseph Cotten • living photonewspaper • newspaper circulation • newspaper tycoon • newspapermen • Orson Wellesphotograph • poach • reflected in the window • reporters • reporting staff • respected staff • scene transition • screen-mediated virtual space • seamless transition • sequence transitionshop windowtableau • The Chronicle • The Inquirer • transition

CONTRIBUTOR

Simon Perkins
19 SEPTEMBER 2009

Gillian Wearing: a fascination with social behaviour

"The artist's fascination with social behaviour has been influenced by the 1970s 'fly–on–the–wall' style of British documentary such as Franc Roddam and Paul Watson's The Family (1974) and Michael Apted's 7–Up (1964) and brings to mind the recent documentary "Capturing the Friedmans" by Andrew Jarecki."
(Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania)

Sixty Minutes Silence, 60 minutes, colour video projection with sound, 1996

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19977-Up • Andrew Jarecki • artistic practice • Capturing the Friedmans • communitydocumentaryfly-on-the-wallFranc Roddam • Gillian Wearing • group photographMichael Apted • motionless • narrativeobservationPaul Watsonphotographypolicereality • Sixty Minutes Silence • social behavioursocial realityspectacletableauThe FamilyTurner PrizeUKvideovideo artistvisual depictionvisualisation

CONTRIBUTOR

Simon Perkins
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