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The Darker Side of Self—Lighting and Reflection as Character Development

By Brittany Fulton


Though Orson Welles was involved in different ways with many of his films, he consistently played multifaceted characters that all had and tried to conceal their darker sides. This multidimensionality is shown through the use of lighting and reflections in the films "Citizen Kane", "The Third Man", "Jane Eyre", "The Stranger", "The Lady from Shanghai", "Macbeth", and "The Tragedy of Othello: Moor of Venice".College of William and Mary, Roy C. Charles Center, Sharpe Community Scholars Progra

Topics: Orson Welles
Year: 2008
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