Casablanca ★★★★★

Louie, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship

I’ve been thinking about this movie for the past 24 hours now, and I was wondering what was the main reason that made me instantly love it. It doesn’t happen often, it’s like when you meet someone new and you know it’s going to be someone you’ll like and that will be part of your life. The same happened for me with Casablanca. For the entire running time I felt I was in the presence of an old friend, it didn’t feel at all like my first time watching it. And I kept thinking “I can’t wait to watch it again, and again, and again”. 

We’ll always have Paris

If Casablanca taught me something is that sometimes it’s better to remember the past for what it was without ruining the future. What happened in Morocco doesn’t have to define their entire relationship, even if it was a doomed one. On one side, it gave me hope and made me realise that everything is temporary, especially pain. And we are the creator of our own memories; we decide whether to have good or bad reminiscence of someone, it depends on what we focus our attention on. 

Here's looking at you, kid

I see myself in Rick, a broken man that appears to be a cynic pretending not to care about love, but that deep down is only frightened of it and craves it with his entire being. The only way to be truly free for him would be to be completely honest and true to himself.

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