Rosebud

Published on by Gypsy

 


It's never an easy choice of title for the starting post. I have to choose this carefully so I won't regret in the future. I thought about many films, many quotes, many symbolisms... at the end I come up with "Rosebud", the very first line in Citizen Kane (1941).

Not only because it's the first line, but it's also a line full of uncertainty yet to be revealed. It's also a line indicates a mystery that no one cares towards the end of the film - everyone thinks it's not important, and loses interest in finding out what it means. Reporter Thompson says,

"Mr. Kane was a man who got everything he wanted, and then lost it. Maybe Rosebud was something he couldn't get, or something he lost. Anyway, it wouldn't have explained anything. I don't think any word can explain a man's life. No, I guess Rosebud is just a piece in a jigsaw puzzle."

Although, that's meaningful for Charles Foster Kane, signifying his childhood and the turning point of his life. Yes, cheap Freudian theory of repression and subconscious - hey I didn't say that, Orson Welles said that is "rather dollar-book Freud". I am no Freudian, and do not like Freud - at all.

So, why "Rosebud" then? For two reasons: 1) Uncertainty of what would be revealed here. 2) Probably what end up here are not important to others, but somehow meaningful to me.

Here I am. This is my fifth active blog. I have one personal blog, one personal personal blog (which means no one besides myself can see), one development blog (the unartistic side of me is a lead software developer, for living, unfortunately), and one private blog on a project my friend and I are working on. Let's see how I get on with this.

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