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Casablanca Companion : The Movie Classic and Its Place in History
by Richard Osborne


Overview - The film classic, "Casablanca", is placed in its historical context during World War II. Now the actions of the characters and their purposes are put into perspective for modern audiences, thus enhancing their enjoyment of one of the greatest film stories ever told, against the backdrop of war in unoccupied French North Africa.  Read more...

 
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Overview
The film classic, "Casablanca", is placed in its historical context during World War II. Now the actions of the characters and their purposes are put into perspective for modern audiences, thus enhancing their enjoyment of one of the greatest film stories ever told, against the backdrop of war in unoccupied French North Africa.

You must remember this: "Casablanca" is considered one of the greatest films ever made. Filmed following America's entry in WWII, the action takes place during four days in December, 1941. The first chapter brings readers up-to-date on the war's progress and then follows the film's script to explain "Casablanca's" significance within the war's context and why people such as Humphrey Bogart's Rick and Ingrid Bergman's Ilse sought refuge there. Now all the action, when put in a proper context, becomes more realistic, as it was to moviegoers some 55 years ago.

Using the script as a key, "The Casablanca Companion" elaborates and clarifies all the historical references in the movie, as well as biographical information on all the principals, and relevant facts on the supporting players and filmmakers. This could be the start of a beautiful friendship.
-- Play it again, Sam! Popular culture meets history in the only book of its kind. WWII historical perspective of one of the most enduring films ever made -- "Casablanca"!


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  • ISBN-13: 9780962832437
  • ISBN-10: 096283243X
  • Publisher: Riebel-Roque Publishing Company
  • Publish Date: October 1997
  • Page Count: 200
  • Dimensions: 10.68 x 7.84 x 0.85 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.77 pounds


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