They had a date with fate in Casablanca!
Casablanca is a classic and one of the most revered films of all time. Starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman in a love triangle in the city of Casablanca which is a refuge for many fleeing foreigners looking for a new life during the war. Political romance with a backdrop of war conflict between democracy and totalitarianism. A landmark in film history.
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Few films mean as much to me as Casablanca. It is a film I have watched many times, twice in the cinema, and it never fails to wow me each time.
But how does one single film manage to be just as effective each and every time? How is that every time Rick is left at the train station, I find myself feeling just as betrayed as he is? How is that all these comedic bits I've heard countless times still make me laugh hard? How come I am deeply moved every time during that final exchange between Rick and Ilsa?
The answer lies in the films craftsmanship, which has led to its timelessness.…
I hate it when people say stuff like: "You should watch this because it's a masterpiece!"
Those people are annoying idiots.
You should watch this because it's a masterpiece!
This was my first watch and for a 70 year old film it is really badass. Humphrey Bogart's cigarettes alone are cooler than almost any film released today. I didn't expect to dig this nearly as much as I did. I always thought that this would be a film that I should see but didn't really see myself loving it. I'm glad I was wrong. It definitely lived up to it's reputation. As a bonus it looks amazing on blu-ray.
Of all the gin joints, in all the towns, in all the world, she walks into mine.
Rick and Ilsa aren't the only two well written characters in the film, in fact every single supporting actor in the movie has an actual fully developed character to play. Doesn't matter the size of the role, each character is interesting and colorful from Captain Louis Renault (Claude Rains) to Sascha (Leonid Kinskey) the bartender. I think that's become a lost art in modern…
"Play it, Sam. Play 'As Time Goes By.'"
What do you get when you combine:
One of Hollywood's greatest leading men.
One of history's most beautiful women.
The most spectacular supporting cast ever gathered.
One of cinema's most quotable scripts.
A blend of action, romance, politics, comedy, suspense, and real history.
Black & White photography that highlights the best of the format.
You get the most perfect movie ever made.
ONE MILLION BILLION STARS
It's been a long time since I fell head over heels in love with a film. Even the REALLY good films I've seen lately like Some Like it Hot or The Third Man didn't quite hit my spot the way Casablanca did. I knew right away, this was one of the big ones for me.
I heard Dan Harmon once say that his hope for Community was to create a bunch of characters who could host their own individual shows. I don't think the Community characters are nearly that interesting, but I can honestly say I'd watch individual movies for just about every Casablanca character. I liked him all immensely. My favorite is either Carl the overweight Maitre D' or…
Seeing it with an audience really makes you realize how great this screenplay is - every other line is legitimately applause-worthy.
A classic, and it has aged really well, the tension is still there along with the charm, a few things did sort of age but mainly due to the movie being chewed up by popular culture and then spit out in countless tips of the hat or parodies.
it's really the epitome of all those "love vs labour" stories in the world and you'll either hate it on a knee-jerk reaction or love it because you've not been exposed to other shit. it's good tho
fuck this shit
Flawless. One of those rare films in which the characters, the story and the score blend perfectly together.
Full review in Episode #86...
Creative use of light and shadow in this classic.
Clásico indiscutible... "Los alemanes vestían de gris, y tú ibas de azul" :)