absolutely riveting from beginning to end---the best movie I have ever seen!! I saw the black/white version (the color version takes to much away)--and was spellbound--the pathos and fear was evident from the opening scenes--

>>By dave   (Wednesday, 22 Jan 2003 05:04)

very good

>>By simo   (Wednesday, 5 Mar 2003 17:46)

Rick Was an unblievable character I was standing from start to finish.

>>By Josh   (Tuesday, 8 Apr 2003 23:56)

I hated it second best more like the worst. I hated it Rick is such a pussy. Thanks for keeping the movie scene alive. How about Die Hard Bruce Willis was amazing. Yippi ka ya mother fucker.

>>By Scott   (Tuesday, 8 Apr 2003 23:59)

You know nothing about movies if you think Rick is a pussy. He is cool. He'll be cooler than Willis, any of the Actors now. I think you're jealous.

>>By Sinatra   (Thursday, 24 Apr 2003 22:41)

hey all. my name is dibbs and i have a few questions for some of you die-hards about the movie.

1. where was the movie shot
2. what was the box office gross
3. were there any singles from the soundtrack, did they chart.
4. what company did the audio post production for the film
5. who did the ADR
6. who led the sound design team
7. who was the re-recordist
8. What post house did the posting
9. What impact did this movie have on american culture
10. did casablanca use any new technology in the film

as you might tell, i have to answer these questions in a presentation and i can't find the info. HELP!!!!!!

>>By dibbs   (Wednesday, 25 Jun 2003 07:30)

I first watched Casablanca over 30 years ago and I make a point of watching at least once a year. Bogart at his best. A true classic. It must be watched in original B&W. Colorization of such classic films should be criminalized.

>>By paolog   (Saturday, 28 Jun 2003 04:58)

Never was there anyone more heroic than Rick Blaine. Everyone wanted a piece of him. Women wanted him and men wanted to Be
him. He started the movie without loyalties and finished a changed man.
The movie held a powerful mystique with bittersweet subplots.

>>By Cynthielg   (Monday, 28 Jul 2003 03:23)

I only saw it for the first time a couple of weeks ago and regreted not seeing it before. Great classic!!

>>By marta   (Wednesday, 30 Jul 2003 10:53)

I saw it about a month ago. To tell the truth I expected more, but it was OK.

>>By MartinP   (Saturday, 16 Aug 2003 13:12)

Casablanca is one of the best! There are those who can't relate to B&W films and those who can't get past some of the dated dialogue. I feel sorry for them. These are the individuals who like films full of anachronisms with haircuts and dialogue that belong in a gap commercial. While it can be tough to get past the special effects of the day, a lot of it is still quite good for 60 years ago. The characters and acting are extraordinary by today’s standards. You will look at Rick, Ilsa, Victor Laszlo, and Captain Renult, and think what great characters. The acting is fabulous too but unlike most recent movies, you can dig deeper. Look at Ferrari, Ugarte, Sam, and Carl. Not that many lines but very memorable, and each adds a lot to the film. This is a good example of the merging of a good script and good acting from the whole cast. Even the dealer at Rick’s, who says something like “We are not up as much as I thought” after Rick helps the couple get enough money for their visa, adds a lot to the scene with a little humor and believability. The depth of script and acting is what I miss these days in movies. Those few movies of today that combine that depth with modern special effects are the gems of today. Casablanca is a gem among them all.

>>By Stratego   (Friday, 22 Aug 2003 10:11)

I saw "Casablanca" for the first time during this past spring break and I regretted not seeing it earlier. It is a great film and deserves all the notoriety it has received. Rick may not be a tough guy by today's Bruce Willis/Arnold Schwarzenegger standard, but he was a gentleman, a classy gentleman. This film has lived up to its name since its making.

>>By pblover1078   (Tuesday, 21 Oct 2003 06:05)

::: hee hee::: :::sighs:: Casablanca!!! yay for movies that can still take your breath away! huh Brett!?

>>By Singme2smiths   (Saturday, 21 Aug 2004 00:36)

haha, yeah I love Casablanca, it is one of my favorite movies of all time, Humphrey Bogart being one of my favorite actors of all time, he really made the part of Rick come alive, I don't think any of todays or yesterdays actors could have done it better. They just don't make movies like they use to.

>>By skillmastabrett   (Saturday, 21 Aug 2004 06:32)

A nice film to see alongside this is Woody Allen's "Play It Again, Sam", hilariously funny while simultaeneously touching, like most of Allen's films (God bless him).

I experienced pure unadulterated joy on Sunday afternoon, curled up on a warm sofa, my husband asleep on one side of me, my son asleep on the other and Casablanca on the telly. Life doesn't get much better than that without the use of drugs ;-)

>>By Lupetta   (Wednesday, 16 Nov 2005 02:07)

ok a little selftest:

I stick my neck out for nobody
at what price, Ugarte
round up the usual suspects
here's lookin at you kid
is that cannonfire or my heart pounding?
hold me, hold me if it were the last time
we'll always have Paris
if she can stand it I can, play it!
of all the ginjoints of all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine
Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship

>>By jenseke   (Friday, 27 Apr 2007 19:09)

i saw the film many years ago and i believe that it really changed my taste, not only for the films but also for the arts in general

>>By Corto   (Monday, 18 Jun 2007 22:50)

Bogart's best performance? Probably. Bergmann's best performance? Probably.

>>By crazyhorse   (Thursday, 3 Jan 2008 17:42)

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