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Old 10-06-2013, 06:53 AM   #21
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Maybe this should go in that thread about things you've never done, but I've never seen Casablanca from start to finish. I checked Netfilx, it's dvd only, not streaming (I'd be more likely to watch it streaming).

But related to the date/DW thing, I did take DW (when we were dating) to see "Play it Again, Sam", a stage-play with Casablanca references, with Tommy Smothers in the Woody Allen part.

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Amazon prime has Casablanca if you use that service.
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Old 10-06-2013, 07:58 AM   #22
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Old 10-06-2013, 08:42 AM   #23
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Too obvious I'm sure. Still, I love the classic ending.

Major Strasser has been shot.....Round up the usual suspects.

Louis, this could be the start of a beautiful friendship.
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Old 10-06-2013, 01:31 PM   #24
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heh heh heh - saw Henry IV pt 2 on PBS last night and don't WANT to remember any of those lines either. Casablanca is much better.
I've occasionally had the distinct impression that the younger, wide-eyed execs, eager for advancement, were mouthing the following lines whilst observing a senior exec retire:

"I know thee not, old man: fall to thy prayers;
How ill white hairs become a fool and jester!
I have long dream'd of such a kind of man,
So surfeit-swell'd, so old, and so profane."
(Henry IV part 2, Act 5, Scene 5)

Being retired, the following line has much more relevance: [tonight?] "I never make plans that far ahead."

Even today, can Casablanca still offer someone the last laugh?
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Victor: "One hears a great deal about Rick in Casablanca."

Rick: "And about Victor Laszlo everywhere."
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I am watching "Joan Of Arc". My God, Bergman may be one of the most elegant woman I've ever seen.
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Casablanca has many great quotes. I think Claude Rains had most of the best lines.

"Round Up the Usual Suspects" is one of the most memorable and also the name of a great book by Aljean Harmetz about the making of Casablanca. It was published in 1992 so I'm not sure if it is still in print. It is a fascinating read about a film classic and the golden era of Hollywood. Any fan of that period should definitely try to get their hands on a copy.

Several of the non-American actors were actually refugees from Nazi Germany or occupied Europe. Conrad Veidt escaped from the Nazis but then found himself in Hollywood typecast as a Nazi villain. He had played a Nazi in Bogart's most previous picture All Through the Night.

Paul Henreid expected his role as hero Victor Laszlo to be given equal status as Bogart's character and resented the fact that it wasn't.

Due to wartime constraints, the production values were very poor compared with pictures made just a couple of years earlier such as Wizard of Oz and Gone with the Wind. The plane to Lisbon was a cheap prop and the set for Casablanca was borrowed from earlier Warner Bros pictures.

Contrary to popular belief, Ronald Reagan was never seriously considered for the film, nor was George Raft. The producer Hal Wallis apparently had Bogart in mind for the lead role from the beginning.

Personally, I love the film but over time I have lost respect for the Bogart character. I have come to see Rick Blaine as kind of a wimp for letting a woman get the best of him, even it it was Ingrid Bergman.
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Nazi: "How do you feel about the Germans occupying your beloved Paris?"
Rick: "It's not particularly my beloved Paris."
Nazi: "How about London?"
Rick: "When you get there ask me."
Strasser: "How about New York?"
Rick: "Well, frankly, Major, there are certain sections of New York that I wouldn't advise you to try to invade."
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As Time Goes By was DH's parents' "song" even before Casablanca was filmed, as my FIL was already an Army medic before Pearl Harbor and they were married two weeks later knowing he would be sent to Europe at any moment. The song predates the film (which works to the film's advantage as the audience already knew it and could believe it was a song Rick and Ilsa shared, just as my inlaws and no doubt thousands of other couples shared) but both make me think of them and what it must have felt like to see the movie after the war newsreels. The characters' dialog and the actors' delivery of every line to me are the essence of coolness, and the song lyrics are just so perfect for this movie.
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At this rate, the entire movie will be quoted. I thought Godfather had a lot of good quotes. This little movie seems to have more.
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Here's Ry Cooder's version of the tune Sam is playing at the start of the film. It's a (very much) period piece.

http://youtu.be/WdXPrhKdRKk
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Casablanca and Star Wars are my two all time favorites.

heh heh heh - of course I'm only 71 and may change my mind. Ala The Maltese Falcon, The Big Sleep, ET.
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Casablanca quotes

I like to hear and read tidbits/trivia about it, as some have posted. I am now reading The Maltese Falcon - it's great and the movie script basically lifts the dialogue from the novel.
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Casablanca and Star Wars are my two all time favorites.
These are not the quotes you are looking for. Quote another one. For old times' sake.
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Also for the video game inclined, check out Grim Fandango
Grim Fandango - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

"Grim Fandango '​s world combines elements of the Aztec belief of afterlife with style aspects of film noir, including The Maltese Falcon, On the Waterfront and Casablanca"
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These are not the quotes you are looking for. Quote another one. For old times' sake.
Shocked, I'm shocked quotes are permitted here.

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