|Equal Opportunity Mocker|
Why it took so many years I cannot say.
I thought it was a good movie, and appreciated the ending way more than I was expecting. Lots of lines that I've heard all my life now have their origins explained, though "Play it again, Sam" was never uttered.
Next up? African Queen, while I'm on a Bogey mindset.
"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving."
-Dr. Adrian Rogers
|Legalize the Constitution|
I just get up every day and don’t let the old man in.
- Clint Eastwood
Don’t feel bad. I watched it for the first time last year...
"If you’re a leader, you lead the way. Not just on the easy ones; you take the tough ones too…” – MAJ Richard D. Winters (1918-2011), E Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne
"Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil... Therefore, as tongues of fire lick up straw and as dry grass sinks down in the flames, so their roots will decay and their flowers blow away like dust; for they have rejected the law of the Lord Almighty and spurned the word of the Holy One of Israel." - Isaiah 5:20,24
|Age Quod Agis|
One of my all time favorites.
"We may consent to be governed, but we will not be ruled." - Kevin D. Williamson, 2012
"All the citizens of this land are of right freemen; they owe no allegiance to any class and should recognize no task-masters. Under the chart of their liberties, under the law of high heaven, they are free and without shackles on their limbs nor mortgages upon the fruits of their brain or muscles; they bow down before no prince, potentate, or sovereign, nor kiss the royal robes of any crowned head; they render homage only to their God and should pay tribute only to their Government. Such at least is the spirit of our institutions, the character of our written national compact."
Charles Triplett O’Ferrall of Virginia - In Congress, May 1, 1888
The all-time best movie ever made.
Conflicted hero with mysterious past; beautiful woman; world’s worst bad guys; colorful supporting cast members; memorable lines of dialogue; redemption of the human condition.
"Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on, or by imbeciles who really mean it." — Mark Twain
“Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats.” — H. L. Mencken
Casablanca is a movie that's been imitated, ripped-off, and inspired so many other films that when you see the original it comes off as a big cliche.
For another Bogey movie, I recommend Treasure of the Sierra Madre. It was the source for the often quoted, "Badges?..." line.
It's been a long time since I've seen it, but...
Would Bergman have gone with Bogart or the Boyscout she met after him if he didn't make her go with the Boyscout?
Facts don't care about your feelings.
|Angry Korean |
with a Dark Soul
She met and married Victor Lazlo before she met Rick...
That said, I think she might have followed her heart, rather than greater purpose, and stayed with Rick...
You should watch it again in the not too distant future, for me it gets even better as I watch it more.
Some time will pass, and I’ll watch it again and it gets better as I can see just how well everything fits together. Such a great piece of work.
My personal favorite is 'To Have and Have Not'.
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“The Left want to be our shepherds. But that requires us to be sheep.” ― Thomas Sowell
I know--it's just a fictitious movie--but that's what I want to hear, even though it's pure speculation! Yes, Lazlo, I can't wish anything negative on that saint, but I couldn't help getting a man-crush on Bogart and empathizing with his (the character's!) feelings in that movie and wanting him to "get the girl" in the end. Then he did the noble thing or did he preemptively do that because he was afraid of not being chosen? Ugh! What a great movie. So I take a little comfort when people like you say Bergman would have chosen him.
Facts don't care about your feelings.
My favorite Bogart movie: "In a Lonely Place", 1950. Directed by Nicholas Ray...
"It's been a rough week, but on a positive note - I didn't need any bail money and I didn't have to hide any bodies".
|Slayer of Agapanthus|
Iron Chef has a good reccomndation with 'Treasure'. Bogart as the guy that is crazed with gold fever is scary as hell.
"It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye". The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupery, pilot and author, lost on mission, July 1944, Med Theatre.
|Little ray |
I prefer To Have And Have Not in that genre. Lauren Bacall.
The fish is mute, expressionless. The fish doesn't think because the fish knows everything.
The local theater has 'Flashback Cinema' two nights a week, and Casablanca was on recently: was great to see it on a big screen!
The Maltese Falcon
Tossup between whether Peter Lorre or Sidney Greenstreet is the better scene stealer.
We often meet our destiny on the road we took to avoid it.
Casablanca is fantastic, Maltese Falcon is a close 2nd.
Casablanca is my all time favorite. A sequel book was published titled As a Time Goes By. If you find a copy, you should buy it.
And burn it. Unopened. Do the world a solid.
I always prefer reality when I can figure out what it is.
|Plowing straight ahead come what may|
Ive posted this before...one of my favorite scenes in the movie...the facial expressions, no matter how subtle, speak volumes to the quality of the actors...from the subtle look of respect from Ingrid Bergman to Paul Henreid to Madeleine Lebeau‘s tearing up at the end of La Marseillaise (she was a refugee from the Germans...so it was a real show of emotion)...great film all the way through!
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"we've gotta roll with the punches, learn to play all of our hunches
Making the best of what ever comes our way
Forget that blind ambition and learn to trust your intuition
Plowing straight ahead come what may
And theres a cowboy in the jungle"
|I got a Million of 'em!|
Well said, I agree wholeheartedly.
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