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Most Famous Movie Piano Sells for $3.4M

'Casablanca' instrument still had piece of gum stuck to it

(Newser) - The most famous piano in movie history has been sold at auction for $3.4 million—complete with a "petrified chewing gum wad stuck to underside of keyboard." The piano that featured heavily in Casablanca was the star of a sale of movie memorabilia at Bonhams in New... More »

Famous Movie Misquotations

'Play it again, Sam' and 'Greed is good' aren't quite right

(Newser) - Fred Shapiro rounds up famous quotations from movies that for one reason or another—compression, clarity, cadence, to name a few—are altered in our collective memory. A sampling from the On Language column in the New York Times Sunday magazine:
  • "Greed is good." (Wall Street). Orginal: "
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'Luke, I Am Your Father,' and Other Top Movie Misquotes

(Newser) - “Luke, I am your father,” is probably one of the most famous lines in film. Too bad Darth Vader never said it. The Guardian lists the top 10 movie misquotes:
  • "Luke, I am your father," from The Empire Strikes Back. Actual quote: "No, I am
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Yeah, Baby, Yeah: The Top 15 Movie Catchphrases goes ahead and makes your day

(Newser) - As time goes by, movie catchphrases become a dime a dozen. Luckily, lists the top 15 one-liners, and as lists go, you must remember this:
  • “Here's looking at you, kid.” (Casablanca, 1942)
  • “Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me aren't you?” (The Graduate, 1967)
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9 Terrorists Escape From Moroccan Prison

Militants were guilty of 2003 Casablanca bombings

(Newser) - Nine Moroccan terrorists convicted of involvement in the 2003 Casablanca suicide bombings escaped from prison today, AFP reports. The men, Islamist extremists who were serving 20 years to life, tunneled out of Kenitra detention center, near Rabat. They left a note explaining that, having exhausted the appeals process, they resorted... More »

Top 10 Romantic Movie Moments

From Casablanca to Lost in Translation , let your inner Romeo (or Juliet) out to watch

(Newser) - There's nothing like these classic scenes of on-screen romance. CNN's Screening Room lists cinema's top 10 romantic moments:
  1. Casablanca: Humphrey Bogart's "We'll always have Paris" monologue.
  2. City Lights: When Virginia Cherrill recognizes Chaplin's tramp as her lover.
  3. Roman Holiday: Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck's scene at the Mouth of
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Face of Jihad Ever More Youthful

Teens as young as 15 turn to web to connect with extremists

(Newser) - They’re young, impressionable, disillusioned, and they’re seeking out al-Qaeda: Muslims as young as 15 are connecting with Islamic extremists over the web and becoming radicalized through jihadist videos and literature, the Christian Science Monitor reports. In Morocco and elsewhere, teenagers reinforce an increasingly decentralized al-Qaeda. They have “... More »

Rosebud Wins...Again

Citizen Kane Takes #1 on AFI Best Films of All Time; Bull Rages to #4.

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