Every film from Roger Ebert's "Great Movies" essays.
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!
Happy Birthday to me.
Here's to a beautiful friendship.
And I'm fortunate to have many in my life.
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…
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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.…
Classic Hollywood drama at its best; Bogart, Henreid and Bergman are amazing in their respective roles, while the script offers extremely tight plot which these talented actors can effortlessly blend themselves in. The last few minutes only seem like a blight solely because the rest of the film is incredibly classy without trying hard to be so.
I never exactly felt shame for never having seen Casablanca, but after so many years of putting it off, it starts to feel ridiculous, like you keep forgetting to wear pants when you leave the house. The first couple times it was an honest mistake, but get it together, for god's sake.
Yes, that's precisely what it's like.
I wonder what I'd think of it without knowing the staggering weight of its reputation? Or without so many famous lines living on in pop culture, repeated ad nauseum to near meaninglessness? I'm sure I'd have liked it still, but would I love it unreservedly? Would I call it a masterpiece?
I don't have anything contrary to say here. I don't disagree…
Riveting look at love in a time of war and dissolution.
Otra que reestrenan en cines por estas tierras y además de lo muchísimo que se ha dicho de ella desde hace 72 años que se estrenó, quisiera apuntar lo increíblemente genial que Conrad Veidt es en esta película. El tipo debe tener una de las más increíbles expresiones villanescas del cine, mezcla de coraje, cinismo, odio, pero siempre con una sonrisa que da más miedo que gusto. Su Major Strasse es maravilloso.
Much to my shame, I had never seen "Casablanca". I had seen some scenes of it and knew some of the most iconic lines such as "we will always have Paris", but I had never seen it on its entirety. And now I have seen it and I can say that my first time watching it was on the big screen.
And I can also say this film truly is one of the all-time greatest and a new addition to my personal favorites. Masterfully acted, directed, paced and written "Casablanca" is true piece of art and a staple in cinema history.
(vista en cine ayer por primera vez)
¿qué decir ya que no se haya dicho? humphrey bogart en toda su gloriosa gloria, al igual que ingrid bergman. tomas largas a montón y más apreciables y fabulosas que nunca. ¿el mejor guión de la historia? sin duda.
After all these years I finally watched it and its great propaganda movie.
Bogart defined being Bogart in this
Antes tenía la actitud de estar de vuelta de todo y decir que esta película está sobrevalorada, pero volviéndola a ver es irrebatible lo enorme que es. Casablanca me ha dado una lección.
-Qué linda escena la de Lisa y Sam en el piano. Bergman muestra todo su encanto y su gran oficio como actriz. Muy diferenciada, sutil, determinada. Se ve una enorme paleta de emociones
-Buena construcción de la historia
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