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Classics That Might Have Been: 25 Unmade Films (Part 1)

31 December 2012 9:14 AM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Unmade Classics: Part 1 of 2:

The film industry is a place for ideas but not all those ideas will reach the big screen. Many projects are announced each year and most of them will reach the pre-production stage but many will go no further. Only about half of the films announced will ever be completed. For various reasons, many intended movies will just fade away. Some may die during the script writing stage, while other will actually begin production before the whims of fortune cause the demise of the project. Here is Part One of a list of 25 tantalizing unmade films that could have been classics.

 

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Classics That Might Have Been: 25 Unmade Films (Part 1)

30 December 2012 9:14 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

The film industry is a place for ideas but not all those ideas will reach the big screen. Many projects are announced each year and most of them will reach the pre-production stage but many will go no further. On average, only half of the films announced will ever be completed. For various reasons, many intended movies will just fade away. Some may die during the script writing stage, while other will actually begin production before the whims of fortune cause the demise of the project. Here is Part One of a list of 25 tantalizing unmade films that could have been classics.

The Adventures of Flash Gordon: In the mid-1970s, George Lucas was enjoying critical success from his American Graffiti films. Being a life-long science fiction fan, he was planning to make a big-Budget film version of Flash Gordon. He had many ideas for the film but he »

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News Shorts: December 18th 2012

18 December 2012 5:40 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Photos for Gangster Squad, Kill Your Darlings, The Hangover Part III and Red 2.

Posters for Parker, A Haunted House, and Escape from Planet Earth.

20th Century Fox has revealed the worldwide release dates for The Wolverine. There's also a trailer for the upcoming Blu-ray release of Willow, and a new viral website for Star Trek Into Darkness.

"'Draft Day', the football-themed drama script with Kevin Costner attached, topped the annual Black List of Hollywood's best unproduced screenplays…" (full details)

"Criterion have announced their March Blu-ray titles which include Terrence Malick’s 'Badlands,' Fritz Lang's 'Ministry of Fear,' Robert Bresson's 'A Man Escaped,' the Charlie Chaplin title 'Monsieur Verdoux,' the 50's version of 'The Blob,' and Powell and Pressburger's 'The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp'…" (full details)

"The Weinstein Company has scrapped the L.A. premiere of »

- Garth Franklin

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News Shorts: December 18th 2012

18 December 2012 5:40 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Photos for Gangster Squad, Kill Your Darlings, The Hangover Part III and Red 2.

Posters for Parker, A Haunted House, and Escape from Planet Earth.

20th Century Fox has revealed the worldwide release dates for The Wolverine. There's also a trailer for the upcoming Blu-ray release of Willow, and a new viral website for Star Trek Into Darkness.

"'Draft Day', the football-themed drama script with Kevin Costner attached, topped the annual Black List of Hollywood's best unproduced screenplays…" (full details)

"Criterion have announced their March Blu-ray titles which include Terrence Malick’s 'Badlands,' Fritz Lang's 'Ministry of Fear,' Robert Bresson's 'A Man Escaped,' the Charlie Chaplin title 'Monsieur Verdoux,' the 50's version of 'The Blob,' and Powell and Pressburger's 'The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp'…" (full details)

"The Weinstein Company has scrapped the L.A. premiere of »

- Garth Franklin

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'Casablanca' piano sold at auction for over $$670,000

17 December 2012 2:42 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The piano from Casablanca has been sold at an auction in New York. The famous upright piano was used in some of the most iconic scenes from the classic 1942 movie starring Humphrey Bogart. It was sold at Sotheby's in New York to an unknown buyer for $$600,000 (£370,000). The piano was put up for sale by its Japanese collector owner to mark the film's 70th anniversary this year. However, it was expected to sell for up to as much as $$1.2 million, with the owner originally (more) »

- By Tom Eames

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Leonardo DiCaprio 'co-owner of Casablanca piano'

17 December 2012 1:28 AM, PST | RealBollywood.com | See recent RealBollywood news »

Washington, Dec mber 17: Leonardo DiCaprio has become the new owner of the piano used in classic movie 'Casablanca', after teaming up with a billionaire pal to purchase the item at an auction on Friday.

The instrument, which Dooley Wilson performed 'As Time Goes By' on in the 1942 film, went under the hammer at Sotheby's in New York for 600,000 dollars (375,000 pounds), Contactmusic reported.

According to the New York Daily News, DiCaprio and his rich philanthropist pal Stewart Rahr teamed up to buy the piano, which they now plan to donate to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. (Ani) »

- Lohit Reddy

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'Casablanca' Piano Sells for Less Than Expected

15 December 2012 9:26 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

The piano from the classic Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman film Casablanca has sold at auction on Friday, bringing in close to $200,000 less than lowest estimates. Story: 'Casablanca' Piano Could Sell for $1.2 Million  Expected to sell from anywhere between $800,000 to $1.2 million, the blue-and-white upright on which Sam (Dooley Wilson) played it again -- "it" being doomed lovers Rick and Ilsa's song, "As Time Goes By" -- fetched $602,500 at Sotheby's, Reuters reports. The prop was put up for auction by a Japanese collector who purchased it for $154,000 at a

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Play It Again: 'Casablanca' Piano Sell For Big Bucks

14 December 2012 11:22 AM, PST | Huffington Post | See recent Huffington Post news »

New York -- The piano used for the song "As Times Goes By" in the classic 1942 film "Casablanca" has fetched more than $600,000 at auction.

The 58-key upright was sold to an unidentified buyer for $602,500 at Sotheby's New York on Friday.

Its pre-sale estimate was up to $1.2 million.

It was offered by a Japanese collector on the film's 70th anniversary.

The collector purchased the movie prop at a Sotheby's auction in 1988 for $154,000.

Humphrey Bogart played Rick Blaine in the Oscar-winning World War II love story, opposite Ingrid Bergman's character, Ilsa Lund.

In a famous flashback scene, Rick and Ilsa lean on the piano at a Paris bistro. Sam, played by Dooley Wilson, plays and sings.

They toast as Rick says: "Here's looking at you, kid."

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The Iconic Casablanca Piano To Be Auctioned Off

9 December 2012 5:13 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

How much would you be willing to pay to own a piece of film history? Well, on December 14th someone will have a chance to give their answer, as the iconic piano from Casablanca goes up for auction. The Paris piano was used in the scene where Sam (Dooley Wilson) plays the piano and sings As Time Goes By, the love serenade for Ilsa Lund (Ingrid Bergman) and Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart).

In 1988 the piano broke auction records, becoming the most expensive movie prop ever sold when a Japanese collector bought it for $154,000. Now that collector is through with his time owning the piano and he’s putting it up for auction through Sotheby’s.

Sotheby’s vice chairman David Redden spoke to USA Today about the piano. Check out his comment below.

Seeing the piano like this is a bit of a revelation, because in the movie it’s in black and white, »

- Alex Lowe

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Of All The Films, In All The World...

2 December 2012 11:15 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Commenting on the Critics with Simon Columb...

It was obvious I would discuss this; The Observer writes a short piece about *shudder* Casablanca 2: As Time Goes By:

"According to a planned sequel to the 1942 classic, the couple, played by Ingrid Bergman and Humphrey Bogart, had a child together who was brought up in America by Lund and her husband, the principled humanitarian Victor Laszlo. The sequel, Return to Casablanca or As Time Goes By, is being developed in Hollywood by Warner Bros and will see Lund's illegitimate son return to North Africa to seek out his real father's past."

Read the full article here.

So the frustration sets in - and I partly blame myself. The only reason I even know about this information is because I read an awful amount of film news on a regular basis. There are bound to be thousands of films that have fell by the wayside because, »

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Casablanca sequel: here's looking at you, kid | Observer editorial

1 December 2012 4:06 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Do we really need to know what became of Rick and Ilsa and their son?

Casablanca's thwarted lovers, Ilsa Lund and bar owner Rick Blaine, were comforted, we know, by the thought they would "always have Paris". But now it seems their bittersweet union left more than the memory of a kiss.

According to a planned sequel to the 1942 classic, the couple, played by Ingrid Bergman and Humphrey Bogart, had a child together who was brought up in America by Lund and her husband, the principled humanitarian Victor Laszlo.

The sequel, Return to Casablanca or As Time Goes By, is being developed in Hollywood by Warner Bros and will see Lund's illegitimate son return to North Africa to seek out his real father's past.

But do we need to hear how Rick drank himself to death beside that piano? It is like finding out, 70 years after It's a Wonderful Life, »

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Piano used in Oscar-winning 'Casablanca' goes up auction

28 November 2012 12:18 AM, PST | RealBollywood.com | See recent RealBollywood news »

London, Nov mber 28: The piano from Casablanca, which won three Oscars for best picture, best screenplay and best director in 1943, will be put under the hammer at Sotheby's on 14 December, it has been revealed.

The auction of the 58-key piano, worth an estimated 1.2 million pounds, marks the 70th anniversary of the film, the BBC reported.

It features in a flashback scene in Paris at La Belle Aurore where the romance between Humphrey Bogart's character Rick and Ilsa, played by Ingrid Bergman, is established.

The pianist, Sam, plays 'As Time Goes By' on it during the love scene in the move, which has been named the most romantic. »

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Casablanca piano goes up for auction

27 November 2012 2:49 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Instrument on which Dooley Wilson played As Time Goes By in classic film is expected to sell for around $1m

The piano from the Oscar-winning film Casablanca could fetch more than $1m (£625,000) when it is sold at auction in New York next month on the 70th anniversary of the premiere of the classic movie, Sotheby's said on Tuesday.

The 58-key piano, on which actor and singer Dooley Wilson performed As Time Goes By, has a pre-sale estimate of $800,000 to $1.2m for the 14 December auction.

Wilson sang the song while playing the role of Sam in the 1942 film as Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, playing the star-crossed lovers Rick and Ilsa, leaned on the piano in a flashback to their time in Paris.

"How can anything say 'I love you' better than the piano from Casablanca?" David Redden, vice-chairman and director of the special projects department at Sotheby's, said.

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'Casablanca' Piano Being Auctioned Off, Could Fetch $1.2M

27 November 2012 8:38 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Round up the usual, deep-pocketed suspects: One lucky bidder will get a chance next month to own the piano from "Casablanca." Sotheby's will auction off the 58-key piano used in the film to tickle out the bittersweet romantic ballad "As Time Goes By" on Dec. 14. The auction house estimates that those ivories could fetch as much as $1.2 million. A high-water mark for the Hollywood studio system, "Casablanca" starred Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman as lovers whose affair is derailed by the chaos of World War II. In a pivotal scene, Bergman »

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'Casablanca' Piano Coming To NYC Auction

27 November 2012 7:27 AM, PST | Huffington Post | See recent Huffington Post news »

New York — The piano used for the song "As Times Goes By" in the classic 1942 film "Casablanca" is getting another turn at fame.

The instrument is going up for sale at Sotheby's in New York on Dec. 14, and the auction house estimates it'll fetch up to $1.2 million.

It's being offered by a Japanese collector on the film's 70th anniversary.

The collector purchased the movie prop at a Sotheby's auction in 1988 for $154,000.

Humphrey Bogart played Rick Blaine in the Oscar-winning World War II love story, opposite Ingrid Bergman's character, Ilsa Lund.

In a famous flashback scene, Rick and Ilsa lean on the piano at a Paris bistro. Sam, played by Dooley Wilson, plays and sings.

They toast as Rick says: "Here's looking at you, kid."

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Online: www.sothebys.com »

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5 Things You Might Not Know About 'Casablanca' On Its 70th Anniversary

26 November 2012 10:57 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

A little over 70 years ago, Allied troops had invaded and freed French North Africa from Nazi occupation. And aside from helping to turn the tide of the war, it proved to be something of a boon for Warner Bros. as the company had just completed a film called "Casablanca," which was set among the resistance movement in the Moroccan city under German occupation. The film hadn't been greenlit with high hopes and was generally seen as something of filler material, intended to cash in on the recent success of the now-mostly-forgotten "Algiers." But thanks to the link with current events, the film was rushed into release with screenings taking place in New York City 70 years ago today, on November 26th, 1942. By the time it landed in theaters the following January, it was a genuine hit, proving the seventh biggest film of 1943 and going on to be nominated for eight Oscars at the 1944 Academy Awards, »

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‘Catfish’ Adaptation Hinting At Success Story Among TV Series Born From Films

25 November 2012 11:50 PM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Rachel Bennett

Television Editor & Columnist

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We here at ScottFeinberg.com recently discussed the phenomena of TV shows becoming movies as well as TV series spinning off into other series, but we have yet to approach TV shows that spawned from movies — until now.

MTV’s new series Catfish: The TV Show, based on the 2010 documentary Catfish, follows people who form romantic relationships solely through online communication as they meet their significant others for the first time.

The most recent ratings for Catfish: The TV Show prove it’s clicking with audiences beyond the big screen: Among Monday night cable programs, the series came in third place, following Espn’s Monday Night Football and SportsCenter. Specifically, 2.743 million viewers tuned in to last week’s episode, resulting in a 1.7 rating in the coveted adults 18-49 demographic.

Catfish: The TV Show is only a part of a recent string of shows adapted »

- Rachel Bennett

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Mindy Newell: Frakkin’ Ho-Ho-Ho!

19 November 2012 5:00 AM, PST | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

Well, I haven’t heard Adam Sandler’s Chanukah Song yet – the Festival of Lights starts at sunset on Saturday, December 8th – but I did hear a rant about the War on Christmas on the radio the other day.

Yep, it’s that time of year again. Hallmark Channel has preempted Little House On The Prairie for sickly sweet (and cheaply made) movies with a Christmas theme. Wal-Mart and Target are pushing black Friday – great name for a villain, by the way – and have introduced something called pre-black Friday. Christmas catalogs have been smushed into my mailbox, and the department store halls are beginning to be decked with boughs of holly, fa-la-la-la, la-la-la-la I’ve even caught some Christmas commercials on the TV (although the deluge is yet to come.)

So this year ye olde editor Mike Gold and Big Kahuna Glenn Hauman decided to get in on the act »

- Mindy Newell

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Why A Sequel To Casablanca Is So Wrong

13 November 2012 4:00 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Every now and then the idea of a sequel to Casablanca rears its ugly head. Like every other seemingly sacred cow in Hollywood, it is susceptible to bottom-line thinking, regardless of how treasured a product it might be. It is still a product and products are there to be re-packaged, re-sold, exploited and so forth.

I remember when Titanic came out, there was so much speculation as to how a sequel might be spun out despite the film being (unusually) crafted so as to make such a thing all but unworkable. What about Rose starting a new life in the Us but being haunted by Jack’s ghost? In the end, Hollywood just ate itself in the usual way, taking the “love triangle plays out against epic historical backdrop” idea and giving us *shudder* Pearl Harbo(u)r.

So what of Casablanca? Is it untouchable? There was a TV series »

- Dave Roper

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Don't play it: 'Casablanca 2' enrages fans

11 November 2012 | The Independent | See recent The Independent news »

Someone wants to play it again, and film purists aren't happy. Seventy years after the release of Casablanca, plans are afoot for a sequel. The project is the brainchild of Cass Warner, a Hollywood producer, who was a close friend of the late Howard Koch, one the movie's three screenwriters. She is shopping for proposals for a follow-up entitled either Return to Casablanca or As Time Goes By. »

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