Comments: CASABLANCA THROUGH ADULT EYES

I have never seen this movie before and my brother keeps getting on me about it. It is next on my Netflix right now.

Posted by Kasey at February 7, 2008 10:36 PM

I bought that movie a while back, but I haven't seen it yet. Now I gotta dig it out and give it a try. :)

Posted by Erin at February 8, 2008 12:15 AM

My wife and I also watched it this weekend. She had never seen the whole thing, just bits and pieces. I could not find it at the rental store or the library so I bought it. I love the Inspector Reynaud character.
It remains an excellent movie, 65 years later. I think it was a total surprise to those involved that it 'worked' as well as it did - it was not significantly different than dozens of standard studio productions of the time, and in addition it was affected by war effort comings and goings of writers and other personnel during production. The script evolved through several writer changes and writing barely kept up with filming. I think it was just one of those 'magic' accidental combinations of story, cast, direction, script and historical timing.
Many would hold me blasphemous, but to me the most analagous 'modern' movie is the original Star Wars - science fiction instead of historical fiction, but romance, heroism, an array of interesting characters, and some memorable lines, which all really 'worked'.

Posted by Glenmore at February 8, 2008 12:22 AM

One of my alltime favorite movies. Inspector Reynaud was also my favorite character. When I worked at the jail, everyone became quite familiar with the phrase, "Round up the usual suspects!"

Posted by R1 at February 8, 2008 11:04 AM