It's Not A Sled Anymore: Remaking A Cinematic Classic Movie critic Bob Mondello reviews a remake of a cinema classic about a boy who rises from poverty to head a media conglomerate — but who dies longing for the simple joys of his long-lost childhood.
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It's Not A Sled Anymore: Remaking A Cinematic Classic

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It's Not A Sled Anymore: Remaking A Cinematic Classic

It's Not A Sled Anymore: Remaking A Cinematic Classic

It's Not A Sled Anymore: Remaking A Cinematic Classic

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A poor boy rises to great power as a media mogul, only to die longing for the simple things of his childhood. Does that storyline sound familiar? Well, it should. It's the plot of a 1941 classic that tops many lists of the greatest films ever made — and that has now been remade by an unlikely Canadian auteur.

Citizen Kane

This story aired on All Things Considered on April 1.