Thursday, November 23, 2017

Casablanca on its 75th Anniversary


The 1942 film classic "Casablanca” — set in WWII and filled with immigration and refugee themes -- is celebrating its 75th anniversary.  It ends as Rick (Humphrey Bogart) and Capt. Renault (Claude Rains) walked into the misty night on their way to a Free French garrison and “a beautiful friendship.”

Charles Wolfe, a UC Santa Barbara professor of film and media studies, opines on the film, its meaning, and modern relevance in this article.  For an NPR story on the film's anniversary, click here.




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