Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Battle Of The Oscar Stars: Best Picture 1943
Still to this day, Casablanca has everything that makes it the timeless classic we know and love; World War II political enigmas, an outstanding couple and romance, and not to be forgotten lots of drinking at an old fashioned saloon in Morocco.
Morocco sets the stage for many characters brought together smack in the middle of World War II. Everyone is trying to find travel visas, so they can escape Europe and make it to the US, and the city of Casablanca ends up becoming a waiting ground; those waiting to see wither they live or die.
Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman play old acquaintances brought back together in Casablanca. Between drinking at a place called Ricks, and singing 'As Time Goes By', it is revealed how they know each other and what it means for the future.
After a long crusade of powering through a bunch of movies that I have never seen, I finally got to this one that I have actually seen. Let me admit though, it is the first time that I enjoyed it and fully understood it.
I know stone me, but the only other time this movie was presented to me was in school when I was was an unappreciative teenager. Often times movies can only be enjoyed as you grow older. Ten years from now I can only predict that I will love and appreciate Casablanca even more than I do now.