Monday, 25 March 2013

Iconic film: Casablanca (1942)

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No puedo creerme que desde que empecé esta sección no os haya hablado todavía de la película Casablanca, una de las más grandes historias de amor del cine.

Dirigida en 1942 por Michael Curtiz y protagonizada por Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman y Paul Henreid, este drama romántico narra la historia de Rick Blaine (Bogart), un expatriado americano que durante la Segunda Guerra dirige en Casablanca el más famoso y conocido local de juego: "El café de Rick". Una noche su ex-amante Ilsa Lund (Bergman), quién le abandonó en París sin darle una explicación, entra en el local de Rick en busca de un salvoconducto que le permita a ella y su marido Victor Laszlo (Henreid) , un líder de la resistencia checa que hace frente a Hitler, huir a EEUU.  Esta situación crea un grave conflicto para Rick quién se debatirá entre el amor que aún siente por Ilsa o el sentido del deber para ayudarles a ambos a escapar y continuar con su labor.

La película contiene sin duda algunas de las frases más memorables de la historia del cine como por ejemplo "Tócala otra vez, Sam" (cuando Ilsa le pide al pianista que toque la canción "As time goes by"), "Siempre nos quedará París" (cuando se despiden en el aeropuerto) o "Louis, creo que este es el principio de una gran amistad" (frase final de la película).

La increíble química entre sus protagonistas, una banda sonora inolvidable (compuesta por Max Steiner) y un quión que ganó un Oscar, han hecho de esta película unos de los grandes clásicos de la historia del cine (no en vano estuvo nominada a 8 Oscars y ganó 3).

¡Si no la habéis visto, aún estáis a tiempo!
¡Feliz inicio de semana!


I can't believe I still haven't talked you about "Casablanca", one the greatest love stories in cinema.

Directed in 1942 by Michael Curtiz and starred by Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman and Paul Henreid, this romantic drama tells the story of Rick Blaine (Bogart), an American expatriate who is the proprietor of the most famous gambling nightclub in Casablanca during WWII: "Rick's Café Américain". One night his ex-lover Ilsa Lund (Bergman), who left him in Paris without any explanation, pays him a visit to ask for some "letters of transit" that would allow her and her husband Victor Laszlo (Henreid), a leader of the Czech resistance, escape to the USA. This situation creates a conflict on Rick who must choose between his love for Ilsa or his duty by helping both to escape to continue his fight against the Nazis. 

The film contains some of the best quotations of the cinema history such as "Play it again, Sam" (when Ilsa asks the pianist to play their song "As time goes by"), "We'll always have Paris" (when they say goodbye at the airport) or "Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship" (the last sentence of the film).

The amazing chemistry betwen the main stars, an unforgettable soundtrack (created by Max Steiner) and an Academy winning award for best screenplay, make this film a classic masterpiece (from 8 Academy nominations it won 3!!).

If you haven't see it, you must ladies !!
Happy beginning of the week!!









 
  



29 comments:

  1. qué gran película!
    estoy de SORTEO, pásate!
    un besito,
    s
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  2. And I can't believe I've never seen this movie!
    Fabiola

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  3. It's an amazing movie. Have a great week.

    Valeria
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  4. The funniest thing, the first time I watched Casablanca was when I was on my way to Casablanca, and everything made so much sense afterwards, a beautiful romantic movie!

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  5. Que bonita pelicula!!es una de mis favoritas!!besos

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  6. que preciosidad!!!

    mil gracias por tu comentario !
    hay un nuevo post en mi blog!!

    aqui tienes una seguidora mas!
    muaka!

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  7. I love Casablanca! One of my all time favourites! <3


    Dahlia
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  8. I'm a very huge fan of old movies this one is great very romantis Bogart was such a big actor at the time!

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  9. IGUAL ES PARA MATARME, PERO NO LA HE VISTO!!!

    BSS


    RUTH A.
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  10. I have this movie on DVD. When I went to Casablanca on holidays, I thought it would be the perfect film to watch while there. Unfortunately I never finished it... I should give it another try.

    LUXESSED

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  11. A great film - love it! It's one of the best films ever. And "Breakfast at Tiffany's" and "Dirty Dancing" :-) ... Kisses from Vienna,

    Katja

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  12. ¡Me encanta el vestuario de esta película!!!

    besotes,

    L

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  13. Podría ver esta pelicula cien veces seguidas y nunca me ansaría de verla...Beso
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  14. love this photos and also your blog! It's so nice!!! I follow you!
    Pass to my blog and if it likes you follow me too, I will be so glad :D
    Kisses
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  15. Casablanca is a classic and I really need to watch it one day!




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  16. Thumbs up for this post xoxo

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  17. Yo la vi hace poco =) qué te parece el final? jeje
    un besoo

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  18. thanks :) follow you back on GFC and bloglovin also <3
    New post is up on my blog you should have a look :)
    oxoxoxo
    Marie

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  19. Thank you so much for taking the time to visit :) I appreciate your comments!

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  20. Podes creer que nunca la vi???!?! La verdad que me da verguenza, parece tan buena!

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  21. Madre mía, me encanta Casablanca. La he visto muchas veces y nunca me canso de verla :).
    Gracias por la visita guapa.


    Un besito
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  22. I like it. Have a great day.

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  23. I must confess, I still haven't watched it. Meant to so many times, but never quite got around to get myself organised. Thank you for the review and reminder.
    x

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  24. You are so right it is a classic, but I haven't watched it now for probably 15 years. You have definitely selected some iconic shots!

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  25. si te soy sincera, nunca he visto la película, el que dure tantísimo como que me ha echado para atrás, pero si q es cierto q siempre he tenido curiosidad por verla me gustan mucho las palículas clasicas :)

    besitos

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  26. Great post and so interesting. Glad I stopped by, and continued good luck with the blog hop!
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