Celebrating a Classic among Classics!
“We’ll Always Have Casablanca” Book Giveaway
Yay! The Contest is over and the winners are:
Carl S, Ellen B, Kevin P, George G, Jessica C, Jeff L, Morgan M, Israel B, Adam V, and Ana R.
In celebration of the 75th Anniversary of Casablanca’s premiere, we are thrilled to say that we’ll be giving away TEN COPIES of “We’ll Always Have Casablanca: The Life, Legend, and Afterlife of Hollywood’s Most Beloved Movie” by acclaimed author and film historian Noah Isenberg, courtesy of W. W. Norton!
“I bet even the die-hardest Casablanca fan will find in this delightful book new ways to love the movie they were certain they could never love more.” —Sam Wasson, author of Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M.
“We’ll Always Have Casablanca” offers a rich account of the film’s origins, the myths and truth behind its production, the controversial casting decisions, and so much more! It’s an enjoyable and informative read, that offers insight into the creation, production and legacy of this classic among classics. And, if you can’t wait to win it, please know that it’ll be available in stores tomorrow, Valentine’s Day, February 14th
That said, let the giveaway begin!
In order to qualify to win one of these marvelous books via this contest giveaway, you must complete the below entry task by Saturday, March 18 at 9PM EST. However, the sooner you enter, the better chance you have of winning, because we will pick two winners on five different days within the contest period, via random drawings, as listed below… So if you don’t win the first week that you enter, you will still be eligible to win during the following weeks until the contest is over.
- February 18: Two Winners
- February 25: Two Winners
- March 4: Two Winners
- March 11: Two Winners
- March 18: Two Winners
We will announce each week’s winner on Twitter @ClassicMovieHub and/or right here on this Blog in the comment section below (depending on how you entered), the day after each winner is picked at 9PM EST — for example, we will announce our first week’s winners at 9PM EST on Sunday February 19.
ENTRY TASK (2-parts) to be completed by Saturday, March 18 at 9PM EST — BUT remember, the sooner you enter, the more chances you have to win…
1) Answer the below question via the comment section at the bottom of this blog post
2) *Then TWEET (not DM) the following message (if you don’t have twitter, see below):
Just entered to win the “We’ll Always Have Casablanca” #BookGiveaway courtesy of @ClassicMovieHub
What do you love most about Casablanca?
NOTE: if for any reason you encounter a problem commenting here on this blog, please feel free to tweet or DM us, or send an email to clas…@gmail.com and we will be happy to create the entry for you.
*If you do not have a Twitter account, you can still enter the contest by simply answering the above question via the comment section at the bottom of this blog — BUT PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU ADD THIS VERBIAGE TO YOUR ANSWER: I do not have a Twitter account, so I am posting here to enter but cannot tweet the message.
Please note that only Continental United States (excluding Alaska, Hawaii, and the territory of Puerto Rico) entrants are eligible.
And — BlogHub members ARE eligible to win if they live within the Continental United States (as noted above).
About the book: The film, Casablanca, was first released in 1942, just two weeks after the city of Casablanca surrendered to American troops led by General Patton. Featuring a pitch-perfect screenplay, a classic soundtrack, and unforgettable performances by Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, and a deep supporting cast, Casablanca was hailed in the New York Times as “a picture that makes the spine tingle and the heart take a leap.” The film won Oscars for best picture, best director, and best screenplay, and would go on to enjoy more revival screenings than any other movie in history. The book, We’ll Always Have Casablanca, is celebrated film historian Noah Isenberg’s rich account of this most beloved movie’s origins. Through extensive research and interviews with filmmakers, film critics, family members of the cast and crew, and diehard fans, Isenberg tells the incredible story of how Casablanca was made and why it remains the most beloved of Hollywood films.
About the Author: Noah Isenberg is director of screen studies and professor of culture and media at The New School, the author of Edgar G. Ulmer: A Filmmaker at the Margins and editor of Weimar Cinema, and the recipient of an NEH Public Scholar Award. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
If you don’t want to wait to win, you can purchase the book by clicking here:
–Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub