On the one hand, narrators are shown with all their human weaknesses, including bias and subjective interpretation of particular events.
By the way, most Kane’s associates telling his story are elderly and forgetful.
Jigsaw puzzle is one of the central motifs and techniques used by Orson Welles in his editing experiments.
Implementing the principle of psychological associations, Orson develops editing techniques which emphasize the complexity of human personality which can be seen differently by various story-tellers from their specific perspectives.
Kuleshov and his followers believed that with the advances in the sphere of editing techniques, the importance of traditional acting skills had decreased significantly (Giannetti, 2010).
The storytelling techniques which were used in put the main emphasis upon editing of separate episodes into a whole, combining flashbacks for the purpose of producing the desired effect upon spectators and enhancing their understanding of the authors’ messages which have been encoded not only in the development of the plot lines but also the manner of presentation of the material.
Thus, working in the realistic key, Welles allows his narrators to age and this circumstance adds special appeal to their narration.
On the other hand, the combination of overlapping and frequently contradicting segments and flashbacks shows spectators how multi-sided and controversial the depiction of an individual can be.
Thus, involving several storytellers in the process of portraying the characters, the author allows the audience to collect separate fragments and scattered facts which are helpful for understanding the fractured personalities of the main characters.
Some of the fragments are intentionally made contradict each other for the purpose of producing the impression of controversial and biased depiction of individuals by storytellers.