Casablanca is a somewhat slow, yet still exciting, movie. It tells the story of refugees during WWII trying to get to America from Casablanca, in Free French Africa. Two of these refugees are Victor Laslo and his wife Ilsa. Victor is a Resistance leader and the German cronies who just popped into town will do anything to capture him. Tied up in all this is cynical Rick, a saloon owner who used to know Ilsa. Add a wishy-washy chief of police and some restaurant staff and you've got yourself a story!
Casablanca is a very dialogue-heavy movie. However, it's worth it to pay attention because the dialogue is so so snappy. Personally, I think some lines are delivered too fast just because they're all so good I want to stay in them forever! "Here's looking at you kid!" "I never drink with customers." "I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship." "We'll always have Paris." "I never make plans that far ahead."
"You despise me don't you, Rick? If I gave you any thought I probably would" (#BURN) Rick's cynicism lends itself to some nice sarcastic zingy lines :D
Ingrid Bergman is amazing and beautiful k? Like she is sooooo magnificent! Ilsa's story is so sad, and I feel so bad for her. She's already having a bad time and then she sees Rick and just no :( The scenes with her and Rick before everything are just so cute!
|Dat trench coat and fedora doe...|
Oh relationships! (I just realized I watched this on Valentine's Day/Happy Birthday Arizona Day!) The relationships are so convoluted in this movie. It's not necessarily anyone's fault, but it's very twisty. (I guess its the Nazi's fault?) Somebody has to make a hard, chivalrous decision at the end of the movie, but I know it will work out! Especially, as someone else pointed out, when you see the way a certain person looks at another person as he leads
|Rick's face XD|
"Why are you closing us down?"
"Here are your winnings, sir!"Makes me laugh every time!
Side note: That German waiter is in like three other movies from the 40s that my family watched when we had TCM at a hotel once, including In the Good Old Summertime.