Combined with the funds the Foundation already had on hand, we had just over $50,000 available to bid on the film (and pay the 10% buyer’s premium). The winning bid, however, was $201,000. Because all of the bidders were anonymous, we do not know identity of the winning bidder.
Film probably went to business interest. More later.
Update, just in: Walt Ruloff and his associates, who were the original producers of EXPELLED, won the auction. More later.
Talk origins were trying to buy Expelled “The reason given is so they can then release unpublished material, but equally they could prevent future sales of the film.”
10 June 2011 Expelled film to be sold due to bankruptcy. That was not a surprise.
There is a hiatus in significant coverage at this point because the companies that owned various aspects of Expelled lost touch with the people featured in it – for reasons still unexplained – despite the fact that the film was doing well.
23 October 2008 Expelled #1 in documentaries, #11 in DVDs
7 August 2008 Richard Weikart replies to critic re Expelled’s controversial Darwin-Hitler link
11 May 2008 Real Christians would not have made the Expelled film, right?
4 May 2008 Imagine Yoko Ono shutting down showings of Expelled …
3 May 2008 Was it shameful for Expelled to connect Darwinism with Nazi atrocities?
1 May 2008 Stanford Fair use project to defend Expelled’s use of Imagine. Yoko Ono, John Lennon’s widow, was suing.
20 April 2008 Expelled #2 highest grossing political documentary
20 April 2008 Expelled opening weekend grosses $3.7 million
19 April 2008 Some watch Expelled while buying ticket for another movie, to cause apparently lower sales.
17 April 2008 Did Expelled movie rip off John Lennon’s music? Major media hold forth on the question.
12 April 2008 Darwin lobby starts attack site for film
25 March 2008 Expelled film top issue in blogosphere
21 March 2008 Richard Dawkins crashes Expelled screening The producer personally booted PZ Myers because, as he told Denyse O’Leary, years later, he wanted the fellow to know what being Expelled felt like.
6 March 2008 Dawkins admits life could be designed – in the film, according to an early reviewer
27 September 2007 Expelled makes front page of New York Times “Scientists Feel Miscast in Film on Life’s Origin”
19 September 2007 Expelled: The movie attempts to interview Baylor president John Lilley “regarding the removal of Robert Marks’s Evolutionary Informatics Lab from Baylor”
27 August 2007 Mild-mannered scientist Rick Sternberg to appear in film: “I was viewed as an intellectual terrorist”
12 August 2007 Denyse O’Leary first breaks the story of Expelled