"Approaching Citizen Kane is like approaching the Mona Lisa or Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. Such are great works of art - they're often encased in amber. And with whatever the innovations they've created or expanded upon, coming at them at a later time is often like solving a mystery - you know there's a reason why they're so important, but you have to understand the context."
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