Saturday, 13. January 2007
A Tribute to Humphrey Bogart
During the night of January 14, 1957, just three weeks after his 57th birthday, Humphrey DeForest Bogart died. 50 years later "Bogie", that one simple word, still means so much to film fans around the world.
Here are some hand picked websites and (the best) clips I've found.
Admiration of the all-time greatest actor: Tribute to Humphrey Bogart
One of the first Bogart sites on the Web, and still one of the best, created by Mike Rosenberg. Contains full Biography, great (!) Film Images, Sound Clips, Film Clips, Bogie Bonus (non-film images), Bogie-Toons, Urban Legends and much MUCH more!
From hard boiled Sam Spade to cynical Rick Blaine, from wisecracking shamus Philip Marlowe to down-on-his-luck Fred C. Dobbs, Humphrey Bogart created a gallery of unforgettable characters. Bogart: The Peak Years - Michael Mills examines the factors that helped to define the Bogart mystique.
Nellie's Bogart Memories - This site is basically the story of how Nellie started the Bogart Fan Club in England, illustrated with reproductions of letters, book covers, posters, photos, magazine and newspaper clippings, and other goodies.
Vincent's Casablanca Home Page - There's anything about this movie that isn't somewhere else.
Everybody Comes to Rick's - Bill Paolucci presents the real story behind the creation of one of the greatest films of all time, Casablanca. A treasure-trove of goodies for fans of the film, including a 1943 radio broadcast, trivia, images, articles, and much more.
Humphrey Bogart in Relationships - The ABCs of Humphrey Bogart's Relationships, General Characteristics, and Astrological factors.
And last but not least: The Official Website of Humphrey Bogart.
For all big softies like me - huh ...
Ripped from the Casablanca 2-Disc Special Edition DVD, this six-minute commentary is infused with much nostalgia, as it features Stephen Bogart (Humphrey Bogart's son) and Pia Lindstrom (Ingrid Bergman's first daughter).
Here is the Casablanca Original Trailer (02:23):
Casablanca featured one of the greatest love songs, As Time Goes By.
Listen to the timeless song (03:19):
"You must remember this;
A kiss is still a kiss,
A sigh is just a sigh -
The fundamental things apply
As time goes by."
Take a look at the full lyrics.
Clip (02:52) from a documentary on the life of Humphrey Bogart: Bogey & Bacall
Scene (04:51) from The Big Sleep (1946): Humphrey Bogart & Lauren Bacall
Full movie: Beat The Devil - Runtime 90 minutes
Directed in 1953 by John Huston. Starring:
Humphrey Bogart, Jennifer Jones, Gina Lollobrigida, Robert Morley and Peter Lorre.
Full movie: The African Queen - Runtime 90 minutes
Directed (1951) by John Huston. Starring Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn and Theodore Bikel.