There's little that hasn't been written about 1942 film classic Casablanca, so I won't bore you with an in-depth review - suffice to say that Michael Curtiz's romantic drama is every bit as moving as its reputation suggests, but is also far funnier than many give it credit for.
With sizzling dialogue and fantastic characters brought to life by true screen icons like Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Peter Lorre and Sydney Greenstreet, Casablanca continues to put much of today's cinematic output to shame, over 70 years after its original release. But watching the movie at the open-air Luna Cinema, in the grounds of Kensington Palace, helped me to appreciate it in a whole new light.
The Casablanca screening - part of a 2013 summer season of popular classics being given a public airing - was a deeply enjoyable experience, one that was all the more satisfying for being shared with dozens of »
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