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richard09

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PostSubject: Casablanca   Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:46 am

The movie is on cable at the moment, and once again I'm amazed at the number of great lines.

"You despise me, don't you Rick?".

"If I gave you any thought, I suppose I would."
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PostSubject: Re: Casablanca   Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:45 am

What's always amazed me is the tone of the movie.  Although made DURING the war (1942) it is decidedly non-propagandistic.  The scene in Rick's where the German soldiers are drowned out by the Frenchmen singing "La Marseillaise" would never have been allowed in a film from '44 or '45.  Germans were not subject to ridicule; they were monsters.

The moral ambiguity of Renault, and the deep concern for Laszlo's plight also seem anachronistic.

As a movie it never did much for me -- but in the context of when it was made I find many aspects of it fascinating.
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