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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.
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.
I know that four stars may seem a little low for a classic film but I feel its right.
There is no doubt that the film is a classic, with great performances a great story and a brilliant screenplay but I don't love it as much as some people clearly do. It isn't that there is anything wrong with the film, yes the script doesn't work in parts and the performances do become over exaggerated at times but this isn't a problem with the film as it's all a part of the charm. It's fine to enjoy and is an important milestone in cinema. It just doesn't stay in my mind for long afterwards and doesn't have me rushing to rewatch it.
“Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine…”
Growing up being an admirer of classic film, Casablanca is on every list from every major publication or film critic when it comes to the greatest films of all time. This is probably my seventh or eighth time watching this classic from director Michael Curtiz and like a fine wine it seems to be getting better and better with age. I love when a film, after multiple viewings, offers up new little details that has you go, “Hmm, can’t believe I didn’t catch that last time”. Some lines that stood out to me this time were Rick’s, “I don’t plan that far ahead”,…
I guess a story about an illicit affair in which two people inexplicably fall in love over the course of a few days despite sharing only a shallow connection is romantic? I guess the same complaint could be made about most romance movies, it just irks me that the most revered movie of the genre hinges on someone cheating solely because Humphrey Bogart is mysterious and charismatic, which garners little sympathy from me, although I must admit if I were attracted to men it would be hard not to cheat with Humphrey Bogart. Regardless of all that, this movie is impeccably well made and the faults I find in it owe to my differing idea of romance.
Can't recall ever getting such a high amount of chills from a movie
It doesn't get more classic than this
Casablanca was a very intriguing film for me, it holds up so well. It is funny, it is dramatic and to its highest credit, it is truly compelling.
Check out my review: reviewsbycaleb.com/2016/02/classic-films-casablanca-1942/
This is a short essay, which i had to write for an university course. But i thought i would share it here, too.
Besides the reputation the film Casablanca has in film history, it is also a good document for history itself. Since Murray Burnett and Joan Alison had the idea for the play, on which Casablanca based, after visiting Vienna until the release of the movie, the political aspects changed dramatically. While the original play, Everybody Comes to Rick’s, was written, the USA was still not actively involved in the second world war. But while Casablanca is obviously a love story in a deeper sense it is about how the USA joined actively the 2nd World War.
Not as good as I was expecting.
Here's lookin' at you kid.
Recently I was contemplating making a list of my favorite scenes in film, but I decided that instead of just…
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