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Citizen Kane (Movies)

"So that's it? The tombstone art work was just an album cover?"
"And Rosebud was just a sled. I didn't just ruin Citizen Kane for you, did I?"

Citizen Kane, Orson Welles' famous 1941 film about a conservative media tycoon who is emotionally crippled, employed many revolutionary visual and narrative techniques that later would become movie standards. It is also a detective story which would have a surprising punchline, if it weren't for countless homages and parodies, ranging from Raiders of the Lost Arc to Tiny Toons, who have spoiled the ending for anyone who is remotely acquainted to American television.

2.18 "I Am God"

"Budd Rose is more of a man than you could ever begin to handle."

1941's Citizen Kane is considered by many well-respected movie critics to be one of the best movies of all time. Its lead character, Charles Foster Kane, is said to be a combination of several historical figures, including William Randolph Hearst, grandfather of Patty Hearst. Kane's dying word, "rosebud," actually referred to one of his prized childhood posessions, a sled. "Budd Rose" refers to a cheating, plotting, stealing philanderer of a husband. I'll take the sled, thanks.

3.08 "Lord of the Pi's"
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