movie is the life story of Charles Foster Kane (based loosely on
William Randolph Hurst) told in nonlinear flashback type way.
is dead. Movie plotted as a mystery. A reporter tries to understand
Kane's life, and loves. His last word: Rosebud - what is this? (Answer
(The ending): Rosebud was on the sledge he was playing with on the
day his mother gave him to his foster father Mr Thatcher...).
of Kane's life: Mother signs deal with a Mr Thatcher to take child
into his care on a cold, snowy day.
- then he is 25. Kane gets possession of world's 5th largest fortune.
Says he is not interested in goldmines, oil wells etc but is interested
in running a newspaper.
takes charge of The New York Inquirer. He initially runs it with
integrity; he formulates the Declaration of Principles (real quotes
falls in love with a woman who wants to be an Opera singer but she
can't sing. Inquirer reviewer (an old friend who had kept the original
declaration of principles) writes a review which tells the brutal
truth. Kane finishes it off and then sacks the guy (to show his
integrity?). The guy then sends Kane the original Declaration of
Principles which Kane tears up...