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The Cannes Film Festival is like Rick's Cafe Americain, Humphrey Bogart's nightclub in "Casablanca" about which one character proclaims, "Everybody comes to Rick's."
Should you check the bibliography at the end of Stefan Kanfer's biography of Humphrey Bogart, you'll discover there are already some 27 biographies of the actor in print, not counting 70 secondary source books. And this is not to mention the seven books devoted to the iconic "Casablanca," an additional seven on "The Maltese Falcon," three on "The African Queen," plus six novels "with or about Humphrey Bogart" (two of which are authored by his son Stephen Bogart.)
"It's no wonder that the Academy Awards show is so often a festival of nitwittery that leaves normal Americans scratching their heads wondering, 'Um, what the hell was that?'" writes Kurt Schlichter at the Andrew Breitbart site Big Hollywood.
Anumber of recent DVD anthologies have emphasized movie versions of well-known books. Perhaps the most self-contained and oddly hermetic package is "The Ernest Hemingway Film Collection," which consists of five titles derived from Mr. Hemingway's short stories or novels that 20th Century Fox acquired and turned into features between 1950 and 1962.