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Citizen Kane begins with Charles Foster Kane muttering Rosebud as he passes away Despite all of his money and fame Kane died alone A journalist is assigned to the story of finding out the meaning of Rosebud He interviews those who knew Kane from the days of his humble youth to his sudden wealth to his obsession with power Through the flashbacks as told by his former colleague first wife and second wife you see how a man with idealistic passion becomes corrupted by his own power and greed The ending of this movie reveals the significance of Rosebud and it hits you with its mysterious simplicity The film Citizen Kane by Orson Welles opens with a picture of a castle with a window that has a light turned on As the backgrounds begin to change into a closer view of the castle then a view of the castle from the reflection of the water surrounding it we are drawn into the window as a man falls dead with the last words Rosebud coming from his mouth We are then brought through a maze of scenes that reflect one mans journey through life from his childhood with an abusive father to the time he inherits the worlds sixth largest fortune Charles Foster Kane is portrayed in the movie as a man who has everything one could ever want Whatever he doesnt posess he tries to buy Power and wealth to Kane are the epitamy of success and although he claims or atleast tries to be happy he truly is not a happy person
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