Thursday, August 30, 2012

Casablanca 70 Years Old

I watched Casablanca yesterday and was reminded it was the Best Picture in 1942. The movie is turning 70 years old then. Movies might make more money these days, but I think it'll be awhile before Hollywood comes up with a movie that appeals to so many people for so long. Description from Wikipedia: "Casablanca is a 1942 American romantic drama film directed by Michael Curtiz, starring Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman and Paul Henreid, and featuring Claude Rains, Conrad Veidt, Sydney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre and Dooley Wilson. Set during World War II, it focuses on a man torn between, in the words of one character, love and virtue. He must choose between his love for a woman and helping her Czech Resistance leader husband escape from the Vichy-controlled Moroccan city of Casablanca to continue his fight against the Nazis."