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Old 05-05-05, 04:32 PM   #1
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Casablanca

Heh, i watched this movie today in english. Fantastic film, we have a quiz on it tommorow. WHat would you expect it to be on? I know for a fact we will need to know Humphrey Bogart and Ingred Bergman, who they play that is. ANd what the diplomatic theory isolation is. Any other important quotes/scenes or whatnot?
Im thinking "Play it again Sam", "this is the start of a beautiful friendship" and "Round up the usual suspects"
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Old 05-05-05, 05:19 PM   #2
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Humphrey Bogart never actually said "Play it again, Sam" in Casablanca, but instead he said "Play it" and "Play it Sam".
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Old 05-05-05, 05:29 PM   #3
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Great, great movie. So many classic lines: "Round up the usual suspects." "I remember every detail: you wore blue, the Germans wore gray." "This looks like the beginning of a beautiful friendship."

You probably need to know that the movie was released in '42 just as the USA was getting into the war after sitting on the sidelines for several years. It's not just good drama but good propaganda too. It touches on the refugee and concentration camp issues long before the West realized the enormity of the situation.

What else? Flashbacks as a dramatic device? Rick first presented as an anti-hero only to reveal himself as a classic hero in the end?
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Humphrey Bogart never actually said "Play it again, Sam" in Casablanca, but instead he said "Play it" and "Play it Sam".
I know Bogart didnt say that. Im just saying thats a famous quod, ingred bergman said that to Sam.
Isnt the movie an allegory? I know i need to know "I stick my neck out for nobody" Somebody said the movies an allegory, it used Rick to represent US in their isolation policies. That makes sense.
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Great, great movie. So many classic lines: "I remember every detail: you wore blue, the Germans wore gray." "This looks like the beginning of a beautiful friendship."
Who said that? I must have fallen asleep during some of the movie
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She didn't say it either:

Actual quote: "Play it once, Sam. For old times' sake. ... Play 'As Time Goes By'." - Ingrid Bergman
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The lives of two people don't stack up to a hill of beans etc.
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Rick: "And remember, this gun is pointed right at your heart."

Captain Renault:"That is my least vulnerable spot."

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It's a good flick, all right, but it's a bit hyped...
I wouldn't rank it within my personal top ten.
Maybe top 20.
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I found it slow and uninteresting, personally. I do know some folks think it's an all time great, though. I just couldn't get into it. It's not my thing at all.

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If I were teaching the class I would ask you the symbolic meaning of the bottle of water thrown into the trash can at the end of the film.
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Here is a pretty good review to read, may give you some things to think about.
http://www.all-reviews.com/videos-2/casablanca-3.htm
There are several reviews, so page around.

I tought it was interesting how the film maker chose to show the passions between the Nazis and the French with the singing, and how Rick tried to remain neutral. Lot's going on there, have fun with the analysis and do well.
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If I were teaching the class I would ask you the symbolic meaning of the bottle of water thrown into the trash can at the end of the film.
Vichy Water...
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Old 05-05-05, 11:51 PM   #14
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Classic Film, a favorite of mine.
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There's a good bit about the emotional impact of the mixed population near the start of the movie. The French girl, Yvonne, walks in with a German after being dumped by Bogey. There is a short but sharp exchange, in French, between her and a man at the bar. It ends with a fight between the men. Bogart breaks it up quicly and sends her home, escorted by the Russian bartender.

A bit later, Bogey helps out a very young Bulgarian couple after the wife tells him how bad it was in their country and what it means to them to reach America. It does make the States seem a bit "Streets of Gold-ish", but it's true enough that Europe was a mess by that point.
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Absolutely, 100%, the best movie...EVER!!! I can't believe so many people think Citizen Kane was better, but I digress.

Glad you had a chance to watch it. I wish my friends appreciated it right off like that. I can't even get most of them to watch it simply because it's in black and white.

Best line: "Frankly my dear, it would take a miracle to get the both of you out of Casablanca, and the Germans have outlawed miracles." ~Senor Berardi.

From what you've said and others contributed, I think you should fine on the quiz.
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Absolutely, 100%, the best movie...EVER!!! I can't believe so many people think Citizen Kane was better, but I digress..

Hah! I break wind in your general direction! Citizen Kane WAS a far better movie than Casssablanca ever hoped to be. Ppppphhhhhttttt
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