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.
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!
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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've waited a long time for this, and when the opportunity arose to finally watch it and on 35mm no less, it felt like fate.
I kind of knew it would have to be great, but I didn't expect the script to be that amazing and jam packed with witty lines.
On the surface, Madeleine Lebeau is hotter than Ingrid Bergman (I sense a shit storm heading my way), but I get why she's adored even though I've never been too into her, and she's doing an OK job here.
Bogey, though, is on top of his game, and is paired to perfection with Claude Rains, himself pulling of a marvellous French captain. Them two are the real driving force…
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.
It's hard to believe the commonly retold story about Casablanca, that it was treated as just another Hollywood film, although when you think about it, it has all the makings of a 1940s blockbuster rather than a high art film. Directed by studio director Michael Curtiz, and starring a bevy of stars in an overtly pro-ally plot, Casablanca definitely had the formula to be just another romance film. However, the stars must have aligned just right, as every element of the film, from the acting, to the cinematography, was absolutely perfect, setting the film apart from the pack.
The world is at war. The Nazis are slowly creeping their way across the European continent, while the allies try to fight…
Casablanca sets the bar for amazing films for years to come. It's no wonder it's a classic - the brilliant cinematography and undeniable chemistry between lead actors Bogart and Bergman set the stage for a beautifully timeless story. From start to finish, viewers will be on the edge of their seat identifying with the struggles of the characters as if they were there themselves. You'd be crazy to not want to spend a night in Casablanca yourself.
It's 1941, a very difficult time in history, with WW2 in full swing. Casablanca is a small yet extremely busy and bustling town. It's a place for people on their way to America to rest and hope they receive their letters of transit.…
TITLE: “Casablanca” 1942
By Alana Holevas
I recently watched the 1942 Casablanca, It’s and older movie, but it’s beautifully shot and can make you forget at times that you’re actually watching it without color.
A freedom fighter named Rick is exiled from America during World War II. Rick ends up in owning a cafe in Casablanca which he names Rick’s Cafe. One day he discovers that his old love, Ilsa is in his town with her husband, Victor. Victor, a Czechoslovakian resistance leader, is on the run with Germans hot on his trail. Ilsa
The acting in this movie is really well done, it was exciting and at times funny. I likes it for the most part aside…
I loved the movie, I watched this movie when I was younger and couldn't appreciate the film. Now watching it at an older perspective I liked the camera work and the acting. I would say the movie for the most part is realistic and I like that it has a different setting then other movies, now and during its times. I really love the love scene when she realizes who she loves and even though people in my class were against the dramatic turn I think it showed emotion. The script has a lot of double meaning which makes the film, an interesting every time you watch it.
Casablanca was an amazing movie. Most of it was studio shot so the camera pans turns and what not are perfect. The story line was beautiful. There was a love triangle, there was action, and there was emotion. This is definitely a film I would watch twice.
If we identify strongly with the characters in some movies, then it is no mystery that “Casablanca” is one of the most popular films ever made. It is about a man and a woman who are in love, and who sacrifice love for a higher purpose. This is immensely appealing; the viewer is not only able to imagine winning the love of Humphrey Bogart or Ingrid Bergman, but unselfishly renouncing it, as a contribution to the great cause of defeating the Nazis.
No one making “Casablanca” thought they were making a great movie. It was simply another Warner Bros. release. It was an “A list” picture, to be sure (Bogart, Bergman and Paul Henreid were stars, and no better cast…
Ingrid Bergman. Ingrid Bergman. Ingrid Bergman. I can't stop forgetting her from my mind. She was absolutely FLAWLESS. I just wish to have another life which is in the same era with her :)
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