Monday, November 7, 2011

Citizen Kane

Wauwatosa, a suburb of Milwaukee, has an old movie theater named Rosebud that sometimes plays classic movies such as *Casablanca* and *The Wizard of Oz*.  Yesterday, it played *Citizen Kane*, the film that gave it its name.

I've seen it before but never on a standard-size movie screen.  It's a great movie, certainly among the top 50 ever made.

It always hits home because as a grade schooler, I lived not even a block from the best sledding, tobogganing, and skiing hill in my hometown.

With many friends, I spent just about every winter Saturday and Sunday there for years and had no end of fun.

At death's door, Kane couldn't find anything more memorable to think about than simple boyhood times on a snowy slope.


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