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never seen it- any good?
and derisively sniff at anyone watching it on a small screen.
Not sure it's comparable enough to Casablanca to be able to claim one's better but it's a great piece of cinema.
ie any minute now. Get watching!
Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but soon, and for the rest of your life.
'I came to Casablanca for the waters.'
'The waters? What waters? We're in the desert.'
'I was misinformed.'
It's brilliant, and Ingrid Bergman is really beautiful
Renault: I am shocked, shocked to find that there is gambling going on in here!
Croupier: Your winnings sir.
Renault: Thank you very much.
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. Someday you'll understand that.
That is my least vulnerable spot
'It's a topsy-turvy world, and maybe the problems of two people don't amount to a hill of beans. But this is our hill. And these are our beans!'
Wait, wrong film...
Now turn off your computer.
I have to pick a scene to study for an exam in relation to form( narrative, cut, sound, picture etc) I was going to pick the first few scenes in Ricks that displays everyones desperation to leave Casablanca. The camera pans beautifully between the people without cutting too much
Anyone have any other suggestions?
you can say 'I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship'
"Letters of transit" are a fictional concept - no such things existed in Vichy France.
during the final scenes there is a plane in the background. To save money, the studio made the cardboard plane really small and hired midgets to stand around it to make it look like a full size plane.
I believed the person who (years ago) told me without question, but I just checked and it is indeed true...although they did it because the soundstage was too small for a real plane, rather than to save money
Turns out most people don't spend their lives reading geeky books of movie miscellany. Their loss!
I feel completely cheated.
great start, they're talking about getting Victor Lazlo out, whoever that is. Very dark and witty and intriguing.
a sigh is just a sigh...
he says it like 4 fucking times fuck fuck fuck
A guy standing on a station platform in the rain with a comical look in his face because his insides have been kicked out.
and sweep people off their feet?
Everyone else can be plain indifferent to me as far as I care.
are always the best, aren't they?
Kim Novak a prime example.
And deservedly so.
Bogart kept his distance from Bergman, keep to give no cause for grievance to his third wife, Mayo Methot, an unstable, insanely jealous woman who had on more than one occasion threatened to kill him.
This explains the scene in the room where it fades out to the lighthouse.
You hardly ever see news flashes these days, I thought they were going to say the Queen had died or something.
pretty big news, and it was in the ads anyway.
Though I always see him as Prince John first and Captain Renault second.
haven't seen it in a while, not sure if high definition will add much
Curtiz is a terrible, unfeeling director, the script is cheesy as all shit, the plot is SO contrived and far-fetched as to be ludicrous, the love-triangle lacks chemistry, there's little ambiguity, the whole thing is feted by golden-age reactionaries who can't see that To Have And Have Not basically covered the same territory with approximately 48593589890844 times more wit, clarity, sympathy, believability, camaraderie and excitement. Even Humphrey was miles better. Plus he had Bacall. No contest.
Apologies for trashing your sacred cow folks, I don't do it often but Casablanca is the worthiest of targets
You've stated a load of opinions. Most people disagree with them. And there it is.
Just seeing if anyone else sees it my way, holmes
Complete ego-fest but for a film about ego that's not really a bad thing
And even though that's a personal opinion, it's absolutely definitely 100% factually true too.
Touch Of Evil is much better. FACT.
Touch Of Evil isn't that great until the last 20 minutes (whereupon it becomes super-great)
even if charlton heston is the least convincing mexican this side of, errr, speedy gonzales.
*nods to those who really are in the know*
believe that Citzen Kane should be celebrated for it's technical (and/or storytelling) innovations rather than for it being OMGAMAZING
But it's still tedious as fuck to watch. The storytelling's innovative but not interesting.
All sturm und drang, light and sound, glory and largesse....and all empty. LIKE WELLES
hence, a tale of ego - and a good one - best scene probably when he trashes the room, demonstrating the absolute lack of value of everything in it
He's directed quite a lot of my favourite films, possibly by chance, as it was the studio system, so maybe he just got lucky when scripts were handed out, but seriously:
Casablanca, Robin Hood, Angels with Dirty Faces, Dodge City, Santa Fe Trail . .. all of these contain stunning achievements for a film director. The Sea Hawk is simply gorgeous, Angels with Dirty Faces - how Cagney's execution is shot, even some moments from the Errol Flynn westerns have stuck with me for years.
Only going by Casablanca. I just don't think it's got any ambiguity or subtlety. But maybe his other films would resonate more with me
Plus it's one of the films responsible for inspiring the Auteur theory, which is easily my least favourite theory in the history of the study of cinema.
can I interest you in Notorious or Autumn Sonata?
though I would be interested to watch UCA's recommendations too. The acting was a bit wooden other than Rick, I feel.
I've only corroborated one of them (SEE IT) - my best friend has vouched for the other two though so yeah see them too. BFI WWII season any time soon eh?
I wouldn't play it again, Sam. Cue lots of indie bellends telling me that he didn't actually say that in the film. Anyway it's very overrated (like Citizen Kane or The Shawshank Redemption).
maybe my previous contention was wrong, forgot about that one (although...not quite so feted amongst cineaste circles, is it?)
by most critics.
is a remake of Casablanca.