Essay On Casablanca

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Casablanca is a romance and drama film that was released in the United States in 1942. The captivating film is about two men in love with the same woman. It is also a political film that highlights Morocco during the Second World War. Casablanca was produced by Warner Bros. and directed by Michael Curtiz, one of Hollywood’s most creative and brilliant directors during that time. Casablanca has the perfect combination of intrigue, suspense, romance, and drama that captivates the audience from beginning to end. The characters are what made the film great. Casablanca’s characters are unique, memorable, and most of all relatable. The lead male, Rick Blaine, was played by Humphrey Bogart. Rick is a tough, cynical, ex-freedom fighter who owns the…show more content…
In the film, many Europeans saw the city as a gateway to America. As a result, Morocco was filled with refugees trying to escape Nazi oppression and criminals who preyed on them. Here, the refugees purchased the counterfeit documents necessary to make the trip to America. The movie highlights tension in Casablanca as French and German officers were forced to coexist. Casablanca begins with an explosive scene of Nazi officials arresting suspicious characters with anxious and fearful onlookers. This is one of the many memorable scenes of the…show more content…
Love is shown when Rick demanded that Ilsa leaves Casablanca with Victor and not stay with him like she wanted. Realizing that the adoration Victor had for Ilsa, in a great act of selflessness Rick facilitates the escape for the love of his life with another man. Loyalty is also displayed when the French officer, Captain Louis Renault, did not arrest Rick, although he witnessed Rick killing a German officer. Instead, he instructes his subordinates to “round up the usual suspects.” My most memorable moment is of the film is of Rick and Captain Louis walking down the airplane runway, darkness around them and fog swirling around their feet, plotting to leave Morocco for America. The scene ended with Rick saying “Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.” This quote is still frequently used

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