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(NYPost)   Granddaughter of Warner Bros. co-founder thinks the world is ready for Casablanca II: Electric Boogaloo   (nypost.com) divider line 47
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2012-11-05 01:34:23 AM  
If that means Overdrawn At The Memory Bank 2, I'm all for it!
 
2012-11-05 04:34:31 AM  
I came for OatMB/MST3K/Raul Julia references. Leaving happy. Good night all.
 
2012-11-05 04:34:57 AM  
Maybe even "Gone With The Wind 2: I Still Don't Give A Damn"
 
2012-11-05 04:41:33 AM  
This one has been about 70 years in the making. It's even got a name: "Brazzaville".

Anyway, as a French guy, I always tear up when they sing the Marseillaise in Casablanca.
 
2012-11-05 04:45:21 AM  
My grandfather was in the 82nd Airborne, doesn't mean I should be jumping out of planes
 
2012-11-05 04:47:47 AM  
Put jar jar binks in godfather part four and I would watch that before anything like this. There is a reason the film is always on the short list of best films ever. Producing a sequel has no purpose beyond money. Studios have to make money, but I would hope this escapes the greed.
 
2012-11-05 05:20:29 AM  
Dear Cass Warner,
The original movie was almost as perfect a story as you could hope for. Numerous attempts have been made to recapture the magic of it, and all have fallen flat. I respect members of your family for not only Casablanca, but all of the wonderful animated shorts that to this day cheer me when I am down.
So, for simply stating this idea aloud and within earshot of a Hollywood system that would allow a sequel to The Sting (*shudder*), I ask you, with the greatest respect and with the purest of intentions, to please die.

Thank you for your time on this matter.

Yours,
Lon Mead
 
2012-11-05 06:30:21 AM  
Why? Casablanca, while a great movie, was almost pure propaganda for the time. It came out right as the war started so they needed a movie that would rally Americans from isolationism to war mode. The characters are symbolic of the various countries. Rick was America. Cynical and keeping his head down. He was burned by Ilse (who represents the Allies of World War I) and becomes cynical because of it (The Allies ignored Wilson with regards to Germany and the US wanted out of European affairs).
 
2012-11-05 06:38:35 AM  
Oh go on, just do it. It will be embarrassing and stupid for you, while I studiously avoid it. I don't want a sequel. I'm actually much happier wondering what happened to Rick and Renault in my mind, in the same way that The Force had that sense of mysticism until Lucas turned it boring with midichlorians.

Casablanca is one of those "planetary alignment" films. It's not just that every ingredient of it was first class in script, direction, art direction, cast and score, it's also that there was a load of serendipity kicked in. Michael Curtiz didn't like As Time Goes By, wanted to put a different song in its place, but because Ingrid Bergman had already had her hair cut for another film, they'd have had to wait too long to do the reshoots so he had to leave it in.

And yeah, the Marsaillise scene wasn't acted. Those are real tears from people who had fled France.
 
2012-11-05 06:52:55 AM  

farkeruk: Oh go on, just do it. It will be embarrassing and stupid for you, while I studiously avoid it. I don't want a sequel. I'm actually much happier wondering what happened to Rick and Renault in my mind, in the same way that The Force had that sense of mysticism until Lucas turned it boring with midichlorians.

Casablanca is one of those "planetary alignment" films. It's not just that every ingredient of it was first class in script, direction, art direction, cast and score, it's also that there was a load of serendipity kicked in. Michael Curtiz didn't like As Time Goes By, wanted to put a different song in its place, but because Ingrid Bergman had already had her hair cut for another film, they'd have had to wait too long to do the reshoots so he had to leave it in.

And yeah, the Marsaillise scene wasn't acted. Those are real tears from people who had fled France.


They'd have a better chance of remaking it...and even then I wouldn't go see it on principal
 
2012-11-05 07:09:17 AM  
Yes, it could be set in BENGHAZI, or KABUL and involve an ambassador and his lover.
 
2012-11-05 07:34:19 AM  

Aar1012: farkeruk: Oh go on, just do it. It will be embarrassing and stupid for you, while I studiously avoid it. I don't want a sequel. I'm actually much happier wondering what happened to Rick and Renault in my mind, in the same way that The Force had that sense of mysticism until Lucas turned it boring with midichlorians.

Casablanca is one of those "planetary alignment" films. It's not just that every ingredient of it was first class in script, direction, art direction, cast and score, it's also that there was a load of serendipity kicked in. Michael Curtiz didn't like As Time Goes By, wanted to put a different song in its place, but because Ingrid Bergman had already had her hair cut for another film, they'd have had to wait too long to do the reshoots so he had to leave it in.

And yeah, the Marsaillise scene wasn't acted. Those are real tears from people who had fled France.

They'd have a better chance of remaking it...and even then I wouldn't go see it on principal


Please. Like Bogart did anything that Shia couldn't.
 
2012-11-05 07:40:01 AM  

hbk72777: My grandfather was in the 82nd Airborne, doesn't mean I should be jumping out of planes


dirty rotten leg
 
2012-11-05 07:49:09 AM  
Watch the movie again.

Now, that scene where Rick is sitting alone in the bar, drinking, and loses it. That feeling you have watching it, that gnawing in your stomach? Can you imagine that specific feeling being recreated by anyone living or working at this moment in Hollywood?

And if you can, I bet you have some kind of tumor or developmental disability.
 
2012-11-05 07:50:30 AM  
Wait. Wait. Wait. Wait. Wait.

I thought her name was Dot.
 
2012-11-05 07:50:41 AM  
I see explosions and the latest CG SFX!

I see hot, edgy actors...Gratuitously shirtless Taylor Lautner as Rick! Mila Kunis as a Ilsa! Steve Buscemi as Ugarte! Sam...Sam...we need a Sam...how about Chris Rock as the wisecracking piano player? He's big money, so get Chris Tucker for half the price cuz nobody can tell the difference...So we make him Taylor Lautner's sidekick as they crisscross north Africa trying to rescue Mila from the Japanese... I see romantic comedy... I see David Bowie in a cameo as Rommel... 

hello? where did everyone go? anyone...anyone...Hey! Ben Stein could be Rommel...!
 
2012-11-05 07:53:30 AM  
Anyone that backs this has no soul and I hereby swear on a stack of cardboard deities that if this goes into production, I will photobomb every single one of their shots. Naked. I don't care if I have to commit multiple felonies in the process. They forced my hand.
 
2012-11-05 08:21:32 AM  
She'll regret this sequel. Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but soon and for the rest of her life.
 
2012-11-05 08:23:01 AM  

Aboleth: Wait. Wait. Wait. Wait. Wait.

I thought her name was Dot.


No, but this article is reminding me heavily that someone played good idea, bad idea and picked the latter for the press release.
 
2012-11-05 08:30:00 AM  
First thing I thought of: Phillipsvision
 
2012-11-05 08:50:25 AM  

farkeruk: Casablanca is one of those "planetary alignment" films. It's not just that every ingredient of it was first class in script, direction, art direction, cast and score, it's also that there was a load of serendipity kicked in.


This, and the script itself was a remarkable piece of serendipity. Constant last minute rewrites mean that what ended up on screen was often whatever state it was in at that moment. Nobody involved thought, at that time, they had created anything more than a serviceable Bogart adventure-romance vehicle with a pro-Allies message, much like To Have And Have Not.

Possibly the most remarkable thing about the movie is how long it has endured, given that when it was made, it seemed so much like a product of its time. They caught lightning in a bottle, and that doesn't happen twice.
 
2012-11-05 09:10:31 AM  
Morgan Freeman as the piano playing Sam.
 
2012-11-05 09:22:13 AM  
"Here's looking at you, kid."

WHOMP WHOMP WHOMP WHOMP WHOMP...

*Dubstep dance number!*
 
2012-11-05 09:29:20 AM  

Summoner101: Maybe even "Gone With The Wind 2: I Still Don't Give A Damn"


Link
 
2012-11-05 09:29:26 AM  
Hmmm...a sequel, Rick and Renault running guns to the French resistance are found out by Nazi's and executed. Ilsa's plane is shot down and she dies a fiery burning death. Lazlo goes on to be the first dictator of the new United Nations and rules the world with an iron fist. He commits genocide against the remaining Germanic people allowing the USSR to rule all of eastern Europe. This continues for 150 years until the Highlander becomes the last immortal left on earth reuniting the Godhead and returning the world to perfection, 16th century Scotland.
 
2012-11-05 09:35:14 AM  
Should the cameras ever actually roll on this hideous insult to talent and public affection, that will be the day Hollywood finally shuns all pretense and declares irrevocable, intellectual bankruptcy.
 
2012-11-05 09:42:46 AM  

Slaves2Darkness: Hmmm...a sequel, Rick and Renault running guns to the French resistance are found out by Nazi's and executed. Ilsa's plane is shot down and she dies a fiery burning death. Lazlo goes on to be the first dictator of the new United Nations and rules the world with an iron fist. He commits genocide against the remaining Germanic people allowing the USSR to rule all of eastern Europe. This continues for 150 years until the Highlander becomes the last immortal left on earth reuniting the Godhead and returning the world to perfection, 16th century Scotland.


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Ramirez finds the idea revolting, but Conor seems to like it...
 
2012-11-05 09:53:00 AM  
All you guys knocking this idea, consider this:

Shia LeBeouf as Rick.
 
2012-11-05 10:01:06 AM  

WhippingBoy: All you guys knocking this idea, consider this:

Shia LeBeouf as Rick.


And now, as a service to all mankind, you must die.

Possibly in an explosion.
Or maybe an unfortunate accident with an irrational particle accelerator, a liquid lunch, and a pair of rubber bands.
 
Skr
2012-11-05 10:05:42 AM  
If they do make a 'sequel' I hope it is placed back near WW1/WW2 era and not current day. The politics of today's wars are sketchy at best, but back then it seemed like a more clear cut good vrs. evil back drop for a neutral seeming Casablanca.

I'm trying to think of a modern day leading man that has half the balls of Bogart but I'm coming up short. George Clooney, Jude Jaw, Ewan McGregor, Hugh Jackman, Brad Pitt... all have little pieces of that leading man quality but they aren't on the same level of badass. Meh with current trends the film makers would just say fark it and cast Jason Statham making it a Constantinople shoot out, or Chris Hemsworth making it a Scandinavian cliche.
 
2012-11-05 10:15:24 AM  

Skr: If they do make a 'sequel' I hope it is placed back near WW1/WW2 era and not current day. The politics of today's wars are sketchy at best, but back then it seemed like a more clear cut good vrs. evil back drop for a neutral seeming Casablanca.

I'm trying to think of a modern day leading man that has half the balls of Bogart but I'm coming up short. George Clooney, Jude Jaw, Ewan McGregor, Hugh Jackman, Brad Pitt... all have little pieces of that leading man quality but they aren't on the same level of badass. Meh with current trends the film makers would just say fark it and cast Jason Statham making it a Constantinople shoot out, or Chris Hemsworth making it a Scandinavian cliche.


Casablanca simply wouldn't make any sense in a modern story. The primary MacGuffin of the film, the letters of transit, just wouldn't make any sense in an era with computer databases.
 
2012-11-05 10:17:01 AM  
If this idea gains traction, I'm going to devote myself to becoming a Gene Hackman level of supervillian, plant nuclear weapons along the san andreas fault and sink California into the goddamn ocean.

Leave. Casablanca. Alone.
 
2012-11-05 10:25:07 AM  
can't stand Bogart. that frozen upper lip freaks me out.
 
2012-11-05 10:26:10 AM  
Sam moves to Kenya and later is son becomes President of the United States.
 
2012-11-05 10:26:58 AM  

Bermuda59: Sam moves to Kenya and later ishis son becomes President of the United States.

(fixed it)
 
2012-11-05 10:36:55 AM  
So far, no one has mentioned the fact that the play Everybody comes to Ricks on which the movie was based was in turn based on real people. IIRC, "Sam" and "Ilsa" did meet up again later in life, and their son even managed to regain ownership of the cafe for a while, profiting off of the movie's popularity.

There might be something that could be done with the story of the real people, Ida know.
 
2012-11-05 11:29:58 AM  
Sam Rockwell as Rick.

Cut and print!
 
2012-11-05 01:03:51 PM  
Keanu Reeves and Wesley Snipes, or not at all!

/thems my demands.
 
2012-11-05 01:12:08 PM  

Skr: If they do make a 'sequel' I hope it is placed back near WW1/WW2 era and not current day. The politics of today's wars are sketchy at best, but back then it seemed like a more clear cut good vrs. evil back drop for a neutral seeming Casablanca.

I'm trying to think of a modern day leading man that has half the balls of Bogart but I'm coming up short. George Clooney, Jude Jaw, Ewan McGregor, Hugh Jackman, Brad Pitt... all have little pieces of that leading man quality but they aren't on the same level of badass. Meh with current trends the film makers would just say fark it and cast Jason Statham making it a Constantinople shoot out, or Chris Hemsworth making it a Scandinavian cliche.


Liam Neeson
 
2012-11-05 01:58:00 PM  
Shia LeBeouf
 
2012-11-05 01:59:07 PM  
Passage to Marseilles was awesome. Flashback within a flashback within a flashback within a flashback ftw.
 
2012-11-05 02:59:57 PM  

czetie: farkeruk: Casablanca is one of those "planetary alignment" films. It's not just that every ingredient of it was first class in script, direction, art direction, cast and score, it's also that there was a load of serendipity kicked in.

This, and the script itself was a remarkable piece of serendipity. Constant last minute rewrites mean that what ended up on screen was often whatever state it was in at that moment. Nobody involved thought, at that time, they had created anything more than a serviceable Bogart adventure-romance vehicle with a pro-Allies message, much like To Have And Have Not.

Possibly the most remarkable thing about the movie is how long it has endured, given that when it was made, it seemed so much like a product of its time. They caught lightning in a bottle, and that doesn't happen twice.


All of this...

Titanius Anglesmith: If this idea gains traction, I'm going to devote myself to becoming a Gene Hackman level of supervillian, plant nuclear weapons along the san andreas fault and sink California into the goddamn ocean.

Leave. Casablanca. Alone.


and that.
 
2012-11-05 04:44:27 PM  

Skr: I'm trying to think of a modern day leading man that has half the balls of Bogart but I'm coming up short.


It's that quiet, reserved hard man that Bogart had that is hard to find. The sort of guy who is pretty laid back, honest, who doesn't trouble anyone, but just has an attitude that says that crossing him would be a very farking bad idea.

Tommy Lee Jones is about the nearest thing.

Oh, and I want Michael Fassbender as Laszlo, Eva Green as Ilsa and Brendan Gleason as Renault.
 
2012-11-05 05:15:19 PM  

NeoCortex42: Skr: If they do make a 'sequel' I hope it is placed back near WW1/WW2 era and not current day. The politics of today's wars are sketchy at best, but back then it seemed like a more clear cut good vrs. evil back drop for a neutral seeming Casablanca.

I'm trying to think of a modern day leading man that has half the balls of Bogart but I'm coming up short. George Clooney, Jude Jaw, Ewan McGregor, Hugh Jackman, Brad Pitt... all have little pieces of that leading man quality but they aren't on the same level of badass. Meh with current trends the film makers would just say fark it and cast Jason Statham making it a Constantinople shoot out, or Chris Hemsworth making it a Scandinavian cliche.

Casablanca simply wouldn't make any sense in a modern story. The primary MacGuffin of the film, the letters of transit, just wouldn't make any sense in an era with computer databases.


Well, you can see how a similar event was handled in Argo...
 
2012-11-05 06:17:48 PM  

Skr: If they do make a 'sequel' I hope it is placed back near WW1/WW2 era and not current day. The politics of today's wars are sketchy at best, but back then it seemed like a more clear cut good vrs. evil back drop for a neutral seeming Casablanca.

I'm trying to think of a modern day leading man that has half the balls of Bogart but I'm coming up short. George Clooney, Jude Jaw, Ewan McGregor, Hugh Jackman, Brad Pitt... all have little pieces of that leading man quality but they aren't on the same level of badass.


Jim Caviezel is.
 
2012-11-05 07:22:28 PM  

farkeruk: Skr: I'm trying to think of a modern day leading man that has half the balls of Bogart but I'm coming up short.

It's that quiet, reserved hard man that Bogart had that is hard to find. The sort of guy who is pretty laid back, honest, who doesn't trouble anyone, but just has an attitude that says that crossing him would be a very farking bad idea.

Tommy Lee Jones is about the nearest thing.

Oh, and I want Michael Fassbender as Laszlo, Eva Green as Ilsa and Brendan Gleason as Renault.


Shia "the Beef" LeBeouf. Why doesn't anyone accept this?
 
2012-11-06 03:51:16 AM  

farkeruk: Oh, and I want Michael Fassbender as Laszlo, Eva Green as Ilsa and Brendan Gleason as Renault.


I want Jean Reno as Renault.
 
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