Citizen Kane

Citizen Kane

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  • Genre: Drama
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The film traces the life and career of Charles Foster Kane, a man whose career in the publishing world is born of idealistic social service, but gradually evolves into a ruthless pursuit of power. Narrated principally through flashbacks, the story is revealed through the research of a newspaper reporter seeking to solve the mystery of the newspaper magnate's dying word: "Rosebud."

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This movie is used as an example when talking about the things you can do in the background with the "Finux" operating system.

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The Simpsons:
Season:  2  / Episode:  22 
Blood Feud

This Television Episode is inspired by Citizen Kane
The composition and setting of the scene where Smithers and Dr. Hibbert discuss Mr. Burns' health is partially inspired by a scene from Citizen Kane where Kane talks to his wife Susan Alexander after she attempts suicide.

It is referred to by these television episodes...

Justified:
Season:  6  / Episode:  8 
Dark As a Dungeon

This Television Episode refers to Citizen Kane

The Office:
Season:  8  / Episode:  4 
Garden Party

This Television Episode refers to Citizen Kane
After overhearing a private conversation between Andy and his father on the baby monitor, Oscar says to Darryl, "I guess we found Andy's Rosebud.". Oscar and Darryl then have a discussion about the movie 'Citizen Kane', disagreeing with each other about what Andy's Rosebud really is.

The Simpsons:
Season:  11  / Episode:  3 
Guess Who's Coming to Criticize Dinner?

This Television Episode refers to Citizen Kane
The restaurant Planet Springfield is a parody of Planet Hollywood, containing items such as the film script for The Cable Guy, Herbie from The Love Bug, a model of the RMS Titanic from Titanic, an alien similar to those from Mars Attacks!, models of a TIE Fighter, an X-Wing and C-3PO from Star Wars, as well as "the coffee mug" from the film Heartbeeps and "the cane" from Citizen Kane.

Community:
Season:  1  / Episode:  3 
Introduction to Film

This Television Episode refers to Citizen Kane
Jeff's comments about Abed's documentary include, "It's not exactly Citizen Kane".

Weeds:
Season:  4  / Episode:  2 
Lady's a Charm

This Television Episode refers to Citizen Kane
Referring to his nearly vegetative grandmother saying, "Kill me", Andy says to his dad, "Kill Me. What do you think she meant by that? Maybe it was her sled." which is a reference to "Rosebud" from Citizen Kane.

The Office:
Season:  7  / Episode:  1 
Nepotism

This Television Episode refers to Citizen Kane
Luke, the new intern tells the camera a little about himself, stating that his favorite movies are Citizen Kane and The Boondock Saints.

Family Guy:
Season:  2  / Episode:  1 
Peter, Peter, Caviar Eater

This Television Episode refers to Citizen Kane
Ted turner says, "I'd like to announce I've given the a gift the whole world can appreciate; I've colorized the moon" which is a reference to his plans to colorize the movie Citizen Kane. The announcement caused significant public outcry.

Archer:
Season:  2  / Episode:  9 
Placebo Effect

This Television Episode refers to Citizen Kane
Cheryl suggests "Citizen Dickbag" as the name of Archer's movie.

Boss:
Season:  1  / Episode:  5 
Remembered

This Television Episode refers to Citizen Kane
"Rosebud" is a reference to this film

Boss:
Season:  1  / Episode:  4 
Slip

This Television Episode refers to Citizen Kane
The "Rosebud" signature on the letter is a reference to this film.

Entourage:
Season:  3  / Episode:  7 
Strange Days

This Television Episode refers to Citizen Kane
Ari calls Eric to tell him that "Aquaman 2 is going to make 'Speed 2' look like Citizen fucking Kane.". He reassures Eric that Vince will be able to bounce back.

The Simpsons:
Season:  2  / Episode:  4 
Two Cars in Every Garage and Three Eyes on Every Fish

This Television Episode refers to Citizen Kane
Several parts of the episode are inspired by the 1941 film Citizen Kane, all with Mr. Burns in the role of Charles Foster Kane.[3] The campaign rally scene where Burns speaks in front of a giant poster of himself is a reference to a scene from that film.[10] The scene where Burns trashes the Simpson family's dining room after the dinner is similar to the scene in which Kane destroys his ex-wife's room.

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