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In World War II Casablanca, Rick Blaine, exiled American and former freedom fighter, runs the most popular nightspot in town. The cynical lone wolf Blaine comes into the possession of two valuable letters of transit. When Nazi Major Strasser arrives in Casablanca, the sycophantic police Captain Renault does what he can to please him, including detaining a Czechoslovak underground leader Victor Laszlo. Much to Rick's surprise, Lazslo arrives with Ilsa, Rick's one time love. Rick is very bitter towards Ilsa, who ran out on him in Paris, but when he learns she had good reason to, they plan to run off together again using the letters of transit. Well, that was their original plan....
Bogey as Rick a bar owner in Casablanca who bumps into an old flame and the sparks fly in this all-time classic tale of true love. Awesome juggler. The monkey from The Hangover 2's grandmonkey. Back shot. Refugee roundup. Goofy Nazis. The doorman at Rick's has a badass hat. Cheerio? The first time you see Bogey. Sneaky Paul Lorre. Sam sure can sing. Flirtatious bartender. True Democrat? Ze Plane! Ze Plane! Real motherfuckers speak clearly with a cigarette in their mouth. Fashion nightmare mustaches. Cash in. Check out. Mr. Neutrality. Symbolic ring. The Forbidden Song. Casablanca is the story of a love triangle and the first time Rick, Iisa, and Victor are together they appear to be standing in a…
I hope everybody here has that one movie where you can put on at any time, and get a huge smile across your face. It's the definition of entertainment at the movies for me. No matter how many times I watch it, it will never get old, grow tiresome, or run its' course. From Rick's signature introduction all the way to that classic scene on the runway, this is a beautiful friendship that will not end any time soon.
Set in unoccupied France in the Morrocan city of Casablanca, Humphrey Bogart is Rick Blaine, owner of Rick's Cafe Americain. When stolen 'letters of transit' are stashed in the saloon, it is Captain Louis Renault (Claude Rains) and Major Strasser of…
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!
A couple of years ago, romance used to be my least favoured genre for every film I'd seen until then had a predictable storyline, over-the-top melodrama, the same repeated idea of love & nothing much happened in them plot-wise throughout the runtime. The exceptions were too few but they were so because of reasons which had nothing to do with romance.
Not much has changed in the past two years but having come across some extraordinary films in that time which made me see this genre with an entirely new perspective, including 2013 releases like Richard Linklater's Before Midnight, Spike Jonze's Her & the Palme d'Or winner Blue Is the Warmest Color, I do now have a new-found respect & appreciation for romantic…
I suspect this review may mark the the end of several beautiful friendships.
I always knew I'd be underwhelmed by Casablanca. I've spent so many years watching silly Bollywood melodramas that I've developed quite an aversion to cinematic romances. (I do enjoy every Austen adaptation thoroughly, because a) Mr Darcy, and b) I'm immeasurably fond of Austen's work.) Casablanca, however, was supposed to be different from all the other ones. I was supposed to fall in love with it. Or something like that.
What's the deal here? It's pretty funny, and Humphrey Bogart is wonderful, and the supporting cast is great, especially Claude Rains. It's well-paced and atmospheric. It's just not - ah, forget it. Of course Casablanca is a…
Happy Birthday to me.
Here's to a beautiful friendship.
And I'm fortunate to have many in my life.
"Here's looking at you, kid"
I'd never realized how trapped into being a WWII film this is, but regardless, it's still quite excellent.
"Play it Sam, Play As Time Goes By..." I don't have any idea of how many times I saw this movie and how many times I saw this incredible scene (I can say for sure that it is one of the greatest moments in all the history of cinema)
Another film we watched in Music in Film class. Max Steiner is one of, if not the greatest, film composer of all time.
"Casablanca" is the cinematic equivalent to a fine wine: it's a Hollywood classic that only gets better with age. The pairing of impeccable writing, directing, and acting blend together so beautifully that it makes for a magnificent piece of filmmaking with riveting storytelling, richly drawn characters, enthralling dialouge, and a striking sense of stakes and atmosphere that results in each scene to the next feeling all the more engaging to watch unfold. It also tells a wonderfully investing and deeply tragic love story against a thought-provoking political backdrop and makes the overall package much more layered and grounded. This is one of those rare pieces of work that is complete perfection from start to finish and holds up today incredibly well. Simply put one of the cinematic greats and one of my all-time favorites indeed.
Will undoubtedly get better when I'm not distracted in film studies class, but nevertheless I'm happy to have seen this important piece of Golden Hollywood.
This time I really focused on the small details - the way they used tiny things as devices like the loudspeaker, the champagne glasses, even the costumes. I grow more impressed with Curtiz each time I watch it, too.
All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1187. An easy way of seeing how…
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