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It's 2019: Have you seen Casablanca (1942)?

Old 07-07-19, 07:59 AM
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When I watch it, there may be references I'll now get. My point was that the movie hadn't been "spoiled". While you posted half a dozen famous quotes, they have no context for me, I don't know what they mean in the movie. I remain blissfully in the dark about what happens in this movie, unlike other famous classic films.
Well, there's a world-wide war. . .
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All the folks who are talking about not having seen either Casablanca or Gone with the Wind can skip GWTW and just watch Casablanca, even though itís the one in black and white.
Even if you can't bring yourself to watch all four hours of GWTW, the first half covering the war is great classic movie-making. I think the intermission occurs right after Scarlett declares: "God as my witness." After that it is a Lifetime movie.
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Old 07-07-19, 09:31 AM
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Yes, I have seen it several times and own the deluxe blu-ray box set. It's a favorite of mine and I like it way more than GWTW. I agree with the comment above that the first half of GWTW is a great movie for the first half that turns into a Lifetime movie in the second half. Casablanca tells a really good story and does so in a little less than two hours. It has romance, film noirish stuff, and a bit of adventure feel to it. In terms of the dialogue, I think it's quite a bit better than the stuff in today's movies. Casablanca was made in a time where audiences were a bit more sophisticated, and I don't mean that as a knock on today.
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Of course! But possibly only once. I actually was a film novice until discovering dvds and dvdtalk. I went full immersion and became a film fan and forum addict simultaneously. With so much film history to catch up on, many of these classics, even films I list as my favorites of all-time, Iíve only seen once or thrice.
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It's my dad's favorite movie. I've seen it twice, and while I liked it, it wasn't something I ever really thought about watching again. Now that I'm 20 years older, I should revisit it.
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A theme from Casablanca was played during the fireworks display at the 2019 Macys 4th of July show.
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Well, there's a world-wide war. . .
What do you think I am, some kind of history buff?
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Old 07-08-19, 06:24 AM
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To say the second half of GWTW is lesser is like saying it’s not important to learn about Reconstruction. The War itself was only half the story.
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Originally Posted by Crocker Jarmen View Post
What do you think I am, some kind of history buff?
The move has Nazis. They are the villains. Everybody likes Nazi villains, right? The lead character is an American in some foreign country. It's kind of like Raiders of the Lost Ark.
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The move has Nazis. They are the villains. Everybody likes Nazi villains, right? The lead character is an American in some foreign country. It's kind of like Raiders of the Lost Ark.
Are you implying that history buffs don't know movies? Or that history is movies?
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Old 07-08-19, 05:48 PM
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Just saw this.
Great movie. Enjoyable from beginning to end. Ingrid Bergman and Humphrey Bogart were great. I loved the sharp dialogue and the way the characters delivered their lines, especially Bogart. Considering how good the writing was, I thought his signature line of "Here's looking at you, kid" was cheesy. It was great though, and I really liked the theme song.

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For those that love it, what's your #1 favourite thing about it that you would use in order to get others to see it sooner than later? Note that "It's a classic for fucks sake" isn't really compelling or sufficient, because if it was, most of those who haven't seen it would have, by now.
Although I think the eras of the 1930s-1940s are very romantic and nostalgic, I haven't really seen many films from that time. I think I probably hesitate to watch them because I think they might come across as quaint, simplistic and maybe a little dull. This film wasn't like that. Like I said, the dialogue was sharp and was a joy to hear.
For some reason it feels like Star Wars (1977) and Raiders of the Lost Ark were inspired by it, or maybe just the style of films from that era.
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To say the second half of GWTW is lesser is like saying itís not important to learn about Reconstruction. The War itself was only half the story.
What an odd remark. GWTW is not an educational documentary. Sure, it's important to learn about the Reconstruction era. Read a history book!

The second half of the movie is lesser because it is just an overwrought melodrama about Scarlet's marriages and the ridiculous love triangle with Rhett and Ashley.
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Just saw this.

For some reason it feels like Star Wars (1977) and Raiders of the Lost Ark were inspired by it, or maybe just the style of films from that era.
They were. Toht from Raiders is clearly a Peter Lorre type character and Jabba the Hutt was inspired by Sydney Greenstreet's character. Other factors were an influence as well.
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They were. Toht from Raiders is clearly a Peter Lorre type character and Jabba the Hutt was inspired by Sydney Greenstreet's character. Other factors were an influence as well.
Maybe itís just because of the shared time period but that early scene in Temple of Doom with the Dan Aykroyd cameo feels eerily similar to the final scene in Casablanca.
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Old 07-09-19, 02:01 AM
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Maybe it's because the grammar is so bad, but is this meant to say that some people think Antifa views are fascist views? Antifa stands for anti-fascist, right?
That's the irony of it.
Judging by what they themselves SAY, there are folks out there who approve of fascism.
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In terms of the dialogue, I think it's quite a bit better than the stuff in today's movies. Casablanca was made in a time where audiences were a bit more sophisticated, and I don't mean that as a knock on today.


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Just saw this.
Great movie. Enjoyable from beginning to end. Ingrid Bergman and Humphrey Bogart were great. I loved the sharp dialogue and the way the characters delivered their lines, especially Bogart. Considering how good the writing was, I thought his signature line of "Here's looking at you, kid" was cheesy. It was great though, and I really liked the theme song.

Although I think the eras of the 1930s-1940s are very romantic and nostalgic, I haven't really seen many films from that time. I think I probably hesitate to watch them because I think they might come across as quaint, simplistic and maybe a little dull. This film wasn't like that. Like I said, the dialogue was sharp and was a joy to hear.
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NOW if we can get some other guys around here to watch it too...
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What an odd remark. GWTW is not an educational documentary. Sure, it's important to learn about the Reconstruction era. Read a history book!

The second half of the movie is lesser because it is just an overwrought melodrama about Scarlet's marriages and the ridiculous love triangle with Rhett and Ashley.
Maybe I wasn’t clear. The second half of GWTW is as important to understanding the film as understanding Reconstruction is to understanding the Civil War.

The aftermath is as important as the war itself.

And the second half is not all romance-melodrama about her suitors. It’s about returning to a detroyed landscape and starting over, it's about being penniless and forced to compromise. The whole second half is an alagory for Reconstruction in microcosm.

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Maybe itís just because of the shared time period but that early scene in Temple of Doom with the Dan Aykroyd cameo feels eerily similar to the final scene in Casablanca.
A lot of the first 10 minutes of Temple of Doom is inspired by the beginning of Capraís Lost Horizon
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And the second half is not all romance-melodrama about her suitors. Itís about returning to a detroyed landscape and starting over, it's about being penniless and forced to compromise. The whole second half is an alagory for Reconstruction in microcosm.
It's a 4 hour movie. If someone is only going to watch 2 hours, they should watch the first 2. That's all I'm saying. I've watched the whole thing many times, which is obviously preferable.
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One should only watch the whole movie. Same applies to all movies.

Except porn movies.
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In case you missed the last airing, Casablanca airs again tomorrow on TCM.

Oh, and for those who want to kill 4 hours, Gone with the Wind airs on Friday...
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One should only watch the whole movie. Same applies to all movies.


Thou shalt not watch just part of a movie!


Except for porn, especially girl-on-girl and ass play.
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Although I think the eras of the 1930s-1940s are very romantic and nostalgic, I haven't really seen many films from that time. I think I probably hesitate to watch them because I think they might come across as quaint, simplistic and maybe a little dull. This film wasn't like that. Like I said, the dialogue was sharp and was a joy to hear.
You're missing out of some really great films from the 30s and 40s if you come into them with the mindset that most of them are overly romantic or are heavy with nostalgia.

You might want to try out The 39 Steps, Notorious, Double Indemnity, The Grapes of Wrath, The Treasure of Sierra Madre, The Maltese Falcon, Out of the Past, The Stranger...

My favorite decade for films is the 70s followed very closely by the 30s. Filmmakers were doing some amazing things in the 30s within the limits of the technology at that time.



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Iíve only seen it once. Good movie and very iconic. Not one that I have a lot of desire to go back to and revisit personally.
Me too. Watched if for the first time back when Netflix was still a DVD mailer company when I was filling in holes in my list. Although I loved it it's just personally not one of those movies I want to watch over and over again.

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I have not, but am not against watching it if it ever comes to hulu or amazon prime. Not spending $3-4 to rent it though.

I actually have been trying to watch a lot more older movies lately, but the streaming services don't really have a great selection on those. Amazon Prime has a bunch of 70's stuff, but they don't go back a ton further than that (or I can't find them at least).
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I have never seen it, nor have I seen Gone with the Wind. I've seen other Bogart films, but not this one. I would likely watch it one day if it pops up on a streaming service I have, but wouldn't actually seek it out and pay for it.
And THIS right here is the problem with movie watching in today's world. So many of the classics (or just other movies in general) are missed and forgotten about just because people are lazy (sometimes myself included) I'd say 90% of the population don't even care about what they watch. They just simply want to be entertained. It's media consumption at the lowest common denominator. That's why YouTube is filled with good quality entertainment/education that only get a few thousand views but watch the idiot eating a hot tortilla chip and that gets millions of views.

Okay I'll get off my soapbox.

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Some Guru of Movies you turned out to be.


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How can you say that? It may be the most quoted movie in history:

"I'm shocked, SHOCKED to find there is gambling going on here."
"Round up the usual suspects."
"Play it again, Sam"
"I stick my neck out for no one."
"The problems of three little people don't amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world."
"Looks like this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship."

And that's just off the top of my head.
Can't believe you got that quote wrong. Especially since you've seen it so many times

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As a TCM viewer, I've had about a thousand chances to watch it..

But, no. Not all the way - not even most of the way.

I just don't know anyone in real life that talks like that. So, I can't seem to care about it.
That is one of the most inane things I've ever read. You won't watch a movie because it's not the way people talk? I can't think of a single movie that has realistic dialogue. Everyone is funnier, sassier, cooler on the screen. Movie and TV shows can't be totally realistic. It's just not the way it works. For instance you still have to have exposition where nobody in real life does that.


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One should only watch the whole movie. Same applies to all movies.

Except porn movies.
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Thou shalt not watch just part of a movie!


Except for porn, especially girl-on-girl and ass play.


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Old 07-11-19, 03:18 AM
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You're missing out of some really great films from the 30s and 40s if you come into them with the mindset that most of them are overly romantic or are heavy with nostalgia.
I meant romantic and nostalgic in a good way. I love that era of old Hollywood.

You might want to try out The 39 Steps, Notorious, Double Indemnity, The Grapes of Wrath, The Treasure of Sierra Madre, The Maltese Falcon, Out of the Past, The Stranger...

My favorite decade for films is the 70s followed very closely by the 30s. Filmmakers were doing some amazing things in the 30s within the limits of the technology at that time.
Double Indemnity has been on my watch list for years. Fred MacMurray, right? After Casablanca, I'm definitely checking out The Maltese Falcon. The other ones I'll be looking into as well, thanks!
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Originally Posted by brayzie View Post
I meant romantic and nostalgic in a good way. I love that era of old Hollywood.


Double Indemnity has been on my watch list for years. Fred MacMurray, right? After Casablanca, I'm definitely checking out The Maltese Falcon. The other ones I'll be looking into as well, thanks!
You've got to watch The Big Sleep, too. That's a great movie.
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