quarta-feira, 18 de dezembro de 2013

Casablanca (1942)

The classic of the classics, Casablanca is still one of the best, if not the best, of its genre. In World War II, Casablanca, the city in the north of Africa, is the last obstacle between the war in Europe and the freedom of America. This is a city with its own mystique, where crooks, criminals, workers and hopeful people meet. It is also the city where the cynical, reckless and neutral Rick (Humphrey Bogart) owns a very popular café, a set with its own life for this charming movie. Until he re encounters his lost love, the beautiful Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman). The movie presents both a great love story, a rich political view of this era and also great thrills and relief moments. Even if the movie's style of direction and camera work is a classic and safe one, it is on the writing that Casablanca finds its strongest characteristic. The dialog is superbly written and is often memorable, all the characters are rich and full of life, soul and detail. Adding to all this, Humphrey Bogart's mere presence gives the movie an irresistible appealing touch that demands to be seen. The movie is not complex, and it won't leave you jaw dropped, it instead reflects the true magic of cinema, a product of a great factory that creates dreams from our most inner pleasures.

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