All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1167. An easy way of seeing how…
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…
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…
The only thing that makes this movie better is watching it with a huge crowd who love it just as much as you.
"Ilsa, I'm no good at being noble, but it doesn't take much to see that the problems of three little people don't amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world."
It's just damn good storytelling, a beautifully woven narrative. As much attention as the love story gets, the story of a man rediscovering his political and moral conviction is even greater. The dueling songs scene is the one that gives me chills.
A flawless piece of filmmaking, Casablanca is a riveting story of love, trust and safety anchored by some of the greatest writing, acting and directing I've ever seen put to film. An all-time favorite.
It's technically a good movie but I don't like those
chauvinistic and supercool gentlemens, don't even James Bond. So Humphrey Bogart ruins the movie for me
This movie feels like a kiss from a loved one.
35mm screening, a packed 60s theatre, sold out
Everyone blown away some 100 minutes later
this movie just sucks you in and only afterwards you're awake
many lines brought down the house
Claude Rains killed it
I had tears in my eyes, sitting next to a sobbing stranger
Being a person who watches 2-4 movies on the big screen every week
really in ideal conditions (mostly press screenings)
I can tell you: Movies like these
and audience experiences like these
and film as a transcendent, communal experience
rarely happen anymore
(I mean rarely like basically never)
So, you take a movie like CASABLANCA for granted all your life
you love it, yes, you know it by heart, but you feel…
Centenaire de la naissance de l’actrice Ingrid Bergman, sur Arte
ALLONS ENFANTS DE LA PATRIE
LE JOUR DE GLOIRE EST ARRIVÉ
CONTRE NOUS DE LA TYRANNIE
L'ÉTENDARD SANGLANT EST LEVÉ
L'ÉTENDARD SANGLANT EST LEVÉ
ENTENDEZ VOUS DANS LES CAMPAGNES
MUGIR CES FÉROCES SOLDATS
ILS VIENNENT JUSQUE DANS VOS BRAS,
ÉGORGER VOS FILS, VOS COMPAGNES
AUX ARMES CITOYENS! FORMEZ VOS BATAILLONS!
QU'UN SANG IMPUR ABREUVE NOS SILLONS
Film #1 of the Letterboxd Season Challenge 2015-16.
As the first week of the LSC is Roger Ebert Week and I have a bunch of films to watch from his Great Movies list, I thought I'd start the challenge a bit early. And what could be a better way to start than watching one of the most celebrated classics of all time?
Casablanca doesn't completely swipe me off my feet but gets pretty damn close. Because of the fact that this is a romance film I've never been in a hurry to see it. Well, it is indeed one, but a very good one and with a fantastic script as well. The story is compact, perfectly paced and intriguing from…
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!