Citizen Kane is a 1941 American drama film, written, produced, and directed by Orson Welles, who also plays the title role of Charles Foster Kane, a wealthy newspaper publisher modeled on William Randolph Hearst. The movie begins with a frame story where Kane speaks the single word "Rosebud" on his deathbed, then unfolds as a series of flashbacks showing the panorama of Kane's life, from his youth as an idealistic corporate climber, to his financial rise which runs in parallel with his moral decline. Numerous polls and film history societies consider it to be one of the greatest films of all time.
George Stoyadinovich's Crosstime Traffic safehouse in Speedro could be accessed by the verbal command "Rosebud," the opening line of Citizen Kane. Liz Mendoza warned Stoyadinovich that it might not be a good idea to use a pop cultural reference from the years shared by this alternate and the home timeline, as her family's passwords had come from The Lord of the Rings, which turned out to be an extremely popular book in this world. Stoyadinovich initially dismissed the idea that Citizen Kane would be well known here; the movie was not based on a book, and people in the alternate did not have the technology to watch movies. Nevertheless, movie and TV references were not unknown, so he changed it to the safely post-break-point password of "Shaquille".