Wednesday, October 5, 2011

OLDIE GOLDIES: Casablanca (1942)

Michael Curtiz receives his Best Director Oscar

This week’s selection for "Oldie Goldies" is one of the most famous moves of all time - Casablanca. Well-known for its romantic aspects, I appreciated it more as an excellent World War II story. This timeless classic also features some of the most famous movie quotes of all time. At the Oscars, the film won for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Screenplay in addition to its nominations for Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Cinematography, Best Editing and Best Score.

Classic Quote
"Here's looking at you, kid."

Classic Scene
"I Still Love You"

Classic Set
Rick's Cafe

Classic Characters
Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart)

Captain Louis Renault (Claude Rains)

Major Heinrich Strasser (Conrad Veidt)

Classic Song
"As Time Goes By"

Did you know?
Several rumors and misconceptions have grown up around the film, one being that Ronald Reagan was originally chosen to play Rick.