On the 26th of November, Casablanca premiered in New York City. An American romantic drama by Michael Curtiz that changed cinema forver. Needless to mention, being the most beloved Hollywood movie till date, people still remember it for its best script, amazing quotes and one of those times fantastic cast! Let us tell you why it is a must watch!
The amazing script
A script can be rightly called the heart of a movie. The role of a powerful and true woman has been portrayed through the character of Ilsa. The way she struggles between the choice of her love and husband and what happens next says all that you must not miss!
Performance of the actors
Being the biggest stars of those times, Humprey Bogart as Rick and Ingrid Bergman as Ilsa created wonders with their chemistry.
The ambiance of the story
The movie takes place in the midst of World War 2, besides Casablanca being the most mysterious town. The opening monolog has been amazing to set all the mystery and exotic atmosphere shown in the same.
The Unforgettable Quotes
The heart-wrenching quotes of the movie will surely blow your mind with the soothing effect it bears with it. Quotes like “Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine” will surely bring tears in your eyes.
The magical music
The song “As Time Goes By” in the movie Casablanca will give you a real nostalgia and make you think why the film was nominated for Oscar.
The humor aspect
Yes, Casablanca has aspects of humor too. Many of us who have watched it will certainly agree. Rare yet there were lines in the film that have indeed made us laugh…like if you consider, the scene when Annina asks Rick what type of person Louis is. Rick answers, “Oh, he’s just like any other man, only more so.”
The greatest love defined
One of the greatest love stories remembered even today would be Casablanca. Looks like love triangle at the beginning, the movie reflects an amazing twist! The way Victor, Ilsa, and Rick strives to have their love by any means and the way they meet their fate at the end is truly one of the most touching stories ever.
Best movie of 1944
Casablanca was nominated for seven Oscars of the times where it won three for it’s amazing picture, script writing, and director. Besides the performances in lead roles, the music of the film given by Max Steiner and Claude Rains as supporting actor did a wonderful job.
The impact of pop-culture
The film though takes place in 1942, keeps up the pop-culture phenomenon. The all-time theatrical screenings with the DVD releases have made it sure to keep the same up to date and at par with pop culture!
The way it ended
The ending of a project is something that leaves a lasting impression on the viewers. The way Casablanca ends with the line, “Louis, I think this is the beginning of the beautiful friendship”, that was dubbed in later in the film truly left us speechless!
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