inspired by Jack Bower's most recent list, I decided to do an interactive list where you just comment your favorite…
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.
Scavenger Hunt 17 - August 2016
11. A film from the Heroes list of AFI's 100 Greatest Heroes & Villains [Rick Blaine]
It was hardly a review, but i just gonna share my thought of my favourite scene from this film, that is when the Germans started to singing so loudly in the bar, then the French (Allies) started to sing more louder. Rick, the bar owner from America, decided to stay neutral, but he finally decided to helped Ilsa (Bergman) and her husband, as an French rebel, and which that he's a German criminal that being searched by the Gestapo, to make them escape from Casablanca.
This scene successfully inscribe that America supported the Allies (When they are still neutral) at times (World War II), and when they started to join the war, the Americans already know which side they are.
The screenplay and direction of this movie are excellent as well as every actors performance! Truly a classic film that everyone should see!
I thoroughly enjoyed this film and can easily see why it is named as one of the greatest films of all time. It has a classic storyline that is engaging and enjoyable to watch, as are the interactions between all the characters and seeing the history that they share. Overall and excellent film.
My third favorite Bogie film. Just so powerfully constructed that when it's imitated and expanded out it still works fantastically. So easy to be swept up into. Everything a character does is deep, no surface level, speaking to politics, humanity and global conflicts through the personal relationships of a few bar patrons.
I enjoyed this movie and it was shot very well with good performances but I didn't get any kind of emotion from this movie. I was entertained and liked the story and the ending but I didn't get anything out of it. A bit of a disappointment but not a bad movie at all
Part of the Oh It's a Limited Time Movie that's Cool collection
"I'm just a poor, corrupt government official"
I don't get it.
What's the appeal of Humphrey Bogart?
To me he just looks like a washed out ferret, which makes him perfect for the role of an embittered lonely salloon owner, but whenever character describe him as the most desirable man on the face of the earth I get very confused. He's no Clint Eastwood, he sure as hell isn't Tony Leung, he's not even close to being a Kyle MacLachan. And in both films I've seen him in (This and The Big Sleep) it's constantly shoved down your throat that men want to be him and…
This film was full of love, heartbreak, and betrayal, that was portrayed in a such a way that gave it a suspenseful, yet slow pace. I enjoyed this movie because of it's serious nature and well thought out plot.
One of the first films that come to my mind when I hear classic, Casablanca is a near perfect film and gets even better with a rewatch. This is a must watch classic.
This is what happens when your car breaks down on a Sunday morning and you have nothing else to do…
All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1177. An easy way of seeing how…