Posts tagged ‘best screenplay’

Laika, the first dog in space, died aboard Sputnik 2 in 1957.

The Soviet Union officially claimed at the time that Laika was euthanized on Day 6 of the flight, just prior to oxygen depletion.

Laika was the Russian space dog aboard Sputnik 2 - the first animal in space

Laika was the Russian space dog aboard Sputnik 2 - the first animal in space

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It’s a great movie when you’re still thinking about it a week later. Last week, I saw “Citizen Kane” on the big screen. And, I’m still thinking about the characters and themes.

The theme of the movie, it seems to me, was that Kane started out idealistic; but, over the passage of time, became increasingly self-focused.

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Here’s a snippet from a great article i found at The Blaze.

Orson Welles’ Oscar for Best Screenplay for “Citizen Kane” was auctioned off for almost $900,000.

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“Play it, Sam. Play ‘As Time Goes By’”

And so, those were the words of the lovely Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman) as she finds herself in Rick’s in the 1942 classic, Casablanca.

Movie aficionados also know that Rick (Humphrey Bogart) never said “Play it again, Sam.”

He said, “You played it for her. You can play it for me. If she can stand it, I can. Play it.”

Ingrid Bergman - Ilsa in Casablanca (1944 Best Picture)

Ingrid Bergman - Ilsa in Casablanca (1944 Best Picture)

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