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Monday, 31 December 2012

Casablanca (1942)

Humphrey Bogart as Rick Blaine 
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Ingrid Bergman as Ilsa Lund 


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‘Casablanca’ turns 70, and a kiss is still a kiss
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Round up the usual suspects, it’s time to honor “Casablanca,” the Humphrey Bogart-Ingrid Bergman classic that premiered 70 years ago, on Nov. 26, 1942. Are there many movies as beautiful, or as beautifully quotable?
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You Must Remember This.
Humphrey Bogart and the double-breasted, roll lapel resort dinner jacket, 1942.




Ingrid Bergman

Ingrid Bergman and Humphrey Bogart in Casablanca (1942)
Ingrid Bergman in Casablanca | 1942

193. Casablanca (Dir. Michael Curtiz) 


“I should like to think you killed a man; it’s the Romantic in me.”


“Who are you really, and what were you before? What did you do and what did you think?”
      -Casablanca


who are you really and what were you before?

Casablanca - Michael Curtiz, 1942

Humphrey Bogart.


The best lines in the film: 


Yvonne: Where were you last night? 
Rick: That's so long ago, I don't remember. 
Yvonne: Will I see you tonight? 
Rick: I never make plans that far ahead. 


Ugarte: You despise me, don't you? 
Rick: If I gave you any thought I probably would. 

Rick: Here's looking at you, kid. 

Captain Renault: Rick, there are many exit visas sold in this café, but we know that *you've* never sold one. That is the reason we permit you to remain open. 
Rick: Oh? I thought it was because I let you win at roulette. 
Captain Renault: That is *another* reason. 


Annina: Monsieur Rick, what kind of a man is Captain Renault? 
Rick: Oh, he's just like any other man, only more so. 


Ilsa: I wasn't sure you were the same. Let's see, the last time we met... 
Rick: Was La Belle Aurore. 
Ilsa: How nice, you remembered. But of course, that was the day the Germans marched into Paris. 
Rick: Not an easy day to forget. 
Ilsa: No. 
Rick: I remember every detail. The Germans wore gray, you wore blue. 


Rick: Don't you sometimes wonder if it's worth all this? I mean what you're fighting for. 
Victor Laszlo: You might as well question why we breathe. If we stop breathing, we'll die. If we stop fighting our enemies, the world will die. 
Rick: Well, what of it? It'll be out of its misery. 
Victor Laszlo: You know how you sound, Mr. Blaine? Like a man who's trying to convince himself of something he doesn't believe in his heart. 


Captain Renault: What in heaven's name brought you to Casablanca? 
Rick: My health. I came to Casablanca for the waters. 
Captain Renault: The waters? What waters? We're in the desert. 
Rick: I was misinformed. 


Major Strasser: What is your nationality? 
Rick: I'm a drunkard. 
Captain Renault: That makes Rick a citizen of the world. 

Rick: I'm the only cause I'm interested in. 


Captain Renault: No matter how clever he is, he still needs an exit visa... or I should say two? 
Rick: Why two? 
Captain Renault: He is traveling with a lady. 
Rick: He'll take one. 
Captain Renault: I think not. I have seen the lady. 


Rick: How can you close me up? On what grounds? 
Captain Renault: I'm shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here! 
[a croupier hands Renault a pile of money] 
Croupier: Your winnings, sir. 
Captain Renault: [sotto voce] Oh, thank you very much. 
[aloud] 
Captain Renault: Everybody out at once! 

Rick: Of all the gin joints, in all the towns, in all the world, she walks into mine. 

Ilsa: Kiss me. Kiss me as if it were the last time. 


Ilsa: [laughs ironically] With the whole world crumbling, we pick this time to fall in love. 
Rick: Yeah, it's pretty bad timing. Where were you, say, ten years ago? 
Ilsa: [trying to be cheerful] Ten years ago? Well, let's see... 
[remembers, smiles] 
Ilsa: Oh, yes, I was having a brace put on my teeth. Where were you? 
Rick: Looking for a job. 


Rick: Last night we said a great many things. You said I was to do the thinking for both of us. Well, I've done a lot of it since then, and it all adds up to one thing: you're getting on that plane with Victor where you belong. 
Ilsa: But, Richard, no, I... I... 
Rick: Now, you've got to listen to me! You have any idea what you'd have to look forward to if you stayed here? Nine chances out of ten, we'd both wind up in a concentration camp. Isn't that true, Louie? 
Captain Renault: I'm afraid Major Strasser would insist. 
Ilsa: You're saying this only to make me go. 
Rick: I'm saying it because it's true. Inside of us, we both know you belong with Victor. You're part of his work, the thing that keeps him going. If that plane leaves the ground and you're not with him, you'll regret it. Maybe not today. Maybe not tomorrow, but soon and for the rest of your life. 
Ilsa: But what about us? 
Rick: We'll always have Paris. We didn't have, we, we lost it until you came to Casablanca. We got it back last night. 
Ilsa: When I said I would never leave you. 
Rick: And you never will. But I've got a job to do, too. Where I'm going, you can't follow. What I've got to do, you can't be any part of. Ilsa, I'm no good at being noble, but it doesn't take much to see that the problems of three little people don't amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world. Someday you'll understand that. 
[Ilsa lowers her head and begins to cry] 
Rick: Now, now... 
[Rick gently places his hand under her chin and raises it so their eyes meet] 
Rick: Here's looking at you kid. 


Sam: Boss, ain't you going to bed? 
Rick: Not right now. 
Sam: Ain't you planning on going to bed in the near future? 
Rick: No. 
Sam: You ever going to bed? 
Rick: No! 
Sam: Well, I ain't sleepy either. 


Victor Laszlo: Are you enough of a businessman to appreciate an offer of 100,000 francs? 
Rick: I appreciate it, but I don't accept it. 

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