Wednesday, January 18, 2006


Bogart was propped up on pillows to make him taller to match Bergman's height...

More Trivia Tips about Casablanca - this time via the DVD audio commentary by Roger Ebert.

(I'm starting to like the commentary genre, after sampling the tangential appearing statements from director and cast of The Haunting)

Yet, some big name directors also can put aside ego-stroking to provide insights. The commentaries that Francis Ford Copolla provides for ‘The Godfather’ Trilogy is justly praised, but the commentary he provides for the great little film he made between #s 1 & 2- ‘The Conversation’- may be the best filmmaker on filmmaking commentary around- from anecdotes about star Gene Hackman’s reluctance to submerge his machismo, to the technical hurdles involved in the famed opening bugging scene Dan Schneider

The Commentary for Eurotrip has members of the cast and crew playing a drinking game to their own film, while giving a commentary Wikipedia

Comments: commentary

Oh, the shame of the shortarse movie star! Bogart's stat-ure is, of course, a function of qualities other than mere distance from the ground. Ditto Cagney & even little Alan Ladd. I'm kinda glad that Tom Cruise is never likely to stretch any higher, though...
Posted by Dick Jones at January 19, 2006 09:56 AM

Regarding the above comment - is the following a joke?

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Posted by Dick Jones at January 19, 2006 09:59 AM

Maybe the uberbot is sensitive/zero tolerant of short stat.ure jokes?

I did know was banned...

I'm a big fan of Bogey's qualities.
Posted by boynton at January 19, 2006 03:08 PM

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