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Classic

10/10
Author: conace21 from Buffalo
12 July 2003

Has any movie produced more catch phrases? "I stick my neck out for nobody...Here's looking at you, kid... Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine... Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.... We'll always have Paris" People who haven't even seen the movie know quotes from the movie. That's how famous the movie is. (although nobody in the movie ever said "Play it again, Sam." That phrase didn't come up until the Marx Brother's parody, "A Night in Casablanca," and it was also the title of a 70's Woody Allen movie.)

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perfect

Author: emisue02
10 April 2003

Casablanca is the closest thing to a perfect movie that has ever been made. It's the perfect length to tell its story but not drag, and it has suspense, humor, drama, romance, music, and everything else you would want in a movie. Screw the AFI-Casablanca is the single best movie ever to come out of Hollywood and I doubt it will ever be topped.

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''Here's looking at you kid'' - One of the greatest in Cinema

Author: herr_skugga from Tomelilla, Sweden
8 April 2003

Casablanca is nothing short of a masterpiece. Breathtaking at times. A must for every serious film-addict, even if it's not in your genre of choice. You're telling me that you can't spend 100minutes of your life on this little classic? That's lame.

I'm not going to reveal the plot for you or tear the movies content down. I'm just going to leave you with this sentence:

A must for the serious film-goer & a classic that will never be forgotten.

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Casablanca Party

Author: Mary (MsMisiak@aol.com) from Fort Walton Beach, FL
4 April 2003

We determined, independently, "Casablanca" as the greatest film of the 20th century, and held a themed party on Jan.31,1999 in its honor in Destin, FL at the "Beachwalk" cafe. All the wait staff dressed in costumes, entrees were themed, the movie was on wide screen, and Bogey and other cast look-alikes dressed up and circulated. I played Sam, the piano player.

For those classic movie fans who like this sort of party, please visit the "BeachWalk" in Destin!

Much obliged,

:) Mary

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Now I finally know why this one is one of the best

10/10
Author: Dockelektro from Portugal
17 March 2003

Probably the most legendary movie of all time, I finally got to see it, it was a great hole in my movie-viewing history. And finally I got to understand why a classic movie like this has made its mark in history. The intricate political plot comes first, and sets the movie on a melting pot of the second world war, where everyone hopes and dies for an opportunity to reach the USA via Lisbon. This would provide sufficient material for hundreds of movies, but enter Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, magnificent cinematography, role model storytelling, a perfect supporting cast, some of the best dialogue ever commited to celluloid and Dooley Wilson singing THAT song, and history was made. More than 60 years of jaw-drops are sufficient to give the sceptics a good reason to make them understand that this is probably the greatest classic movie of all times, and one of the best ever made in the past, present and future.

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Another classic that all must see.

Author: FilmCrazy from New York City, CA
15 February 2003

This movie works an all levels. The story, characters, dialogue, editing and scoring mesh together very well and, at the hands of a good director, they don't overpower each other, but rather work together to give us an enjoyable viewing experience.

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The Greatest Film Ever

Author: steve alpert (Hunyak)
12 February 2003

This is simply the greatest movie ever made. A flawless script,

cast., directing, art directing, Casablanca is a film that has

everything a masterpiece embodies.

Made in 1942, this film will live in the human heart as long as long

as the sun shines.

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Bogart at his very best...

10/10
Author: starlight_61 from Huntsville, AL
12 February 2003

When Hal Wallis and Michael Curtiz paired Humphrey Bogart with Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid, Sydney Greenstreet, and Peter Lorre...well, that combination in and of itself was sufficient to make the movie a "box office" smash. However, the year was 1942 and the subject matter and scenario in 'Casablanca' was quite the contemporary issue for that time. No one could know the events that would occur in the following years, as the world waged the brutal battles of World War II. Yet, out of the growing global chaos, Curtiz was able to direct a masterpiece that will continue to rank among the best films ever made. This is classic, quintessential "Bogey" at his very best. Starring as Rick Blaine, with his sharp, if not, brash style, Bogart gives such life to this character with incredible precision, that he's worthy to be remembered for the classic line "Here's looking at you kid..."

Matched with the stellar performances of the other cast members, this movie will always be an industry standard for it's brilliance and consuming style. If you're a fan of classic films, you must see this one!!

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Hollywood at its absolute best

Author: Marshall from Sacramento
8 February 2003

I just watched Casablanca last night, and it's one of the greatest films I have ever seen in my life. Everything about it is great. For one, it is one of the most gripping love stories ever to hit the screens, and its romantic drama has rarely been matched since it was made. Same goes for the acting, which is some of the finest in film history. All of this and more will put together one of the greatest movies you will ever see. Period.

Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart) is an ex-freedom fighter who now runs a nightclub in Casablanca, a place filled entirely with French refugees seeking unauthorized transit passes so they can escape to America. Victor Laszlo (Paul Henreid), who is at the top of the Nazi most wanted list, comes to Casablanca with his wife Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman), a former lover of Blaine who departed him when the Nazis overtook Paris. She wants her husband to escape, but her love for Rick re-ignites, and she wants to stay in Casablanca. However, things become more dangerous for the Laszlos, and despite their revived love for each other, Rick convinces Ilsa that she must leave with her husband. He then sees her off on a plane on a fog-enshrouded runway in one of the greatest movie conclusions of all time.

There are so many moments, many of which will forever be unforgotten, in Casablanca that stand out even when compared to greater or bigger films. Every scene is gripping, like when Rick has a flashback to his romantic times with Ilsa in Paris while piano player Sam (Dooley Wilson) plays "As Time Goes By", or when Rick walks out onto the runway and tells Capt. Renault (Claude Rains), "Louis, I think this could be the start of a beautiful friendship". But these invincible moments obviously don't need retelling, for almost everyone knows of them. As for the timeless cast, Humphrey Bogart is simply stunning as the leading man. The class, drama, and brilliance in his performance are impossible to match, although there have been countless attempts to try to surpass it. Ingrid Bergman is simply gorgeous, and contributes a performance that's worth cheering for. In fact, all of the performances in this movie will have you cheering.

This is the kind of film that many other Hollywood movies have followed the footsteps of, yet probably very few have rivaled or suprassed. In a nutshell, Casablanca is a sweeping classic that will leave you breathless. From Humphrey Bogart's classy acting to the great ending, there is not a flaw to speak of. In the battle of the ultimate classics, it's not as good as Citizen Kane (despite a higher star rating, but star ratings don't speak all of the volumes in my book). But it's still a fantastic movie. Watch it and enjoy it.

`Here's looking at you kid!'

***** out of *****

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One of the best ever!

10/10
Author: lovepade from Copenhagen, Denmark
3 February 2003

This film works surprisingly well sixty years after its original release. The story unfolds, and as it does it genuinely sucks the viewer in. You actually care about what happens to these people.

The pictures are beautiful and the acting is superb. Bogart of cause shimmers with his unique mix of poppy eyes, heart broken righteousness, and very masculine stoutness. Yes - we have yet to see his like.

It's easy: 10/10

(ohh: By the way, all the actors are marvellous characters: From the fat, patriotic waiter, to the French police inspector – and needless to mention: Ingrid Berman!)

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