What's the film about?
Its hard to say what this film is about. Its a war movie, its a romantic movie, its a period drama. Yet its none of these and at the same time all of these. In my opinion its a timeless movie about two people who are reunited at the wrong place and at the wrong time. Yet its the right place and the perfect time for the story.
Who was the classic actor/actress? Humphrey Bogart was never better. Ingrid Bergman was never more beautiful. Paul Henreid in one of his best roles. Claude Rains, Peter Lorre, and Sidney Greenstreet round out the classic actors in this film. Its hard to imagine a cast this talented all in one film.
Why did you choose this film? Many critics consider Gone With The Wind to be the classic movie that all others are compared to for some reason. It has the scope, the beautiful technicolor, and all that is needed to qualify it for this honor. But without the scope, the color, and the huge dramatic background, Casablanca far surpasses Gone With The Wind for me. Is touches on so many emotional levels.
What's the bottom line? Its my favorite movie. The classic dialogue, the music, As Time Goes By, Bogey and Bergman, Bogey and Rains, Greenstreet and Lorre. This movie has it all.
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