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Casablanca is in my opinion one of the best movies of all time bringing together excellent actors creative artists and a perfect story Since so many reviews and studies have been done on Casablanca it is hard to approach it with a genuine touch so in a way this is a study done with all those point of views used as a source and blended together Casablanca was awarded three Academy awards in 1943 for Best Screenplay Best Picture and Best Director thus recognizing the qualities that Casablanca possesses The only regret about this film in regards to the awards and recognition it received is that almost no acknowledgement was made of Ingrid Bergman exquisite acting The review of the professional critic I am including in this study is of Tim Dirks one of the most renown critics The classic and much-loved romantic melodrama Casablanca 1942 always found on top-ten lists of films is a masterful tale of two men vying for the same womans love in a love triangle The story of political and romantic espionage is set against the backdrop of the conflict between democracy and totalitarianism With rich and smoky atmosphere anti-Nazi propaganda Max Steiners superb musical score suspense unforgettable characters and memorable lines of dialogue eg Heres lookin at you kid and the inaccurately-quoted Play it again Sam it is one of the most popular magical and flawless films of all time - focused on the themes of lost love honor and duty self-sacrifice and romance within a chaotic world Woody Allens Play It Again Sam 1972 paid reverential homage to the film as have the lesser films Cabo Blanco 1981 and Barb Wire 1996 and the animated Bugs Bunny short Carrotblanca 1995 Dirks Tim Casablanca 1942 A review by Tim Dirks httpwwwfilmsiteorgcasahtml 11 April 2002 Michael Curtiz of Hungarian origin and recent immigrant was the Director and one of the member of
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