Even in the event you’ve not seen the 1943 movie Casablanca, you’ve most likely heard one in all its many quotable traces—comparable to, “Here’s looking at you, kid.” Casablanca is a romance/intrigue story set in 1940s Morocco, the place refugees from throughout Europe landed to realize journey visas for protected passage to America. Starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, this movie is without doubt one of the hottest motion pictures of all time. And but, not everybody has seen it—together with Persuasion co-host Erin. Casablanca suits the factors for the brand new Persuasion collection titled By no means Seen, by which Erin and Hannah discover a group of key motion pictures which have, surprisingly, by no means been seen by one or each of your Persuasion hosts.
On this episode of Persuasion, Erin Straza and Hannah Anderson talk about Casablanca in all its silver display screen glory. With its memorable traces and Hollywood glam, Casablanca has formed our cultural narrative in numerous methods. Casablanca is accountable—at the very least partly—for why we affiliate Paris with lovers and the sentiments that stir after we hear the music “As Time Goes By.” Interacting with the origin of those cultural emblems and beliefs enriches our understanding of them. Dialog covers Erin’s intestine response to seeing this iconic movie for the primary time and why Hannah returns to the movie many times. Collectively they talk about every little thing from quotable traces to how the actors ship their traces to style—after which replicate upon the political problems with the period (wartime survival, Nazi terror, refugee disaster, and so forth.) and the important thing theme of sacrificing private happiness for the better good. Does an (virtually) 80-year-old movie stand the take a look at of time? Is it a must-see film for everybody? How have tales modified since 1940? Pay attention in for dialogue on points like these, and proceed the dialog on Twitter @PersuasionCAPC or within the CAPC members-only group on Fb.
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Skinny Man (1934)
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