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KANES LOST CHILDHOOD Citizen Kane is one of the most famous movies ever made The movie tells the story of a child who inherited a fortune and was then taken away from his surroundings and his parents to be raised by a banker by the name of Mr Thatcher Kane becomes a very wealthy newspaper tycoon who holds on to material things to make up for his loss of a childhood and lack of love from his mother Kane may have been a success as a publisher but was a failure at life The movie is mostly told in flashbacks as police investigators track down people who knew Kane and try to find out the meaning of his final word The movie opens up with the scene of a mansion his mansion Xanadu This is the enormous estate off the coast of Florida that Charles Foster Kane one of the worlds wealthiest and most powerful men who dies whispering the word Rosebud built and filled with a large private zoo of exotic animals a lake a golf course and a tremendous amount of statues and art It was like one big giant playground every childs dream It was as if he was trying to hold on to his childhood He did many other things all throughout his lifetime that portrayed how he grasped on to his childhood Kane used money to buy things he never had as a child such as Xanadu and all of its pristine objects He decided to run a newspaper because he thought it would be fun To say that is almost childlike and doesnt sound like a very mature thought process This also demonstrates how he missed the fun times before he was taken away from his mother In the beginning of the movie you see Kane as a young child being taken away from his parents His mother is shown signing over the deed to the house to
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