Casablanca, 70 years for a Myth. Review by Martin Cid

Casablanca, 70 years for a Myth. Review by Martin Cid

On November 26, 1942 the world could watch the first shots of Michael Curtiz film Casablanca, with Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman

This screenshot shows Ingrid Bergman in a flas...

This screenshot shows Ingrid Bergman in a flashback scene with Humphrey Bogart. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Casablanca, 70 years for a Myth, 70 years of a unique film. Review by Martin Cid

1942. The world is under the most devastating event in its History. Two character masked under the pale signs of lies, politics and an old affair  Who are them? Black and white and Mr. Bogart manages his bar smoking a cigarette, wearing a white jacket, waiting calmed the world came suddenly to him. There are French and North American people and pickpockets and, overall, the deep eyes of a girl whom he loved far away. The flames of love, those eternal flames buried under new partners and ideologies, new enemies and a song, La Marseillaise. There are two worlds face to face now and we all must choose the sides of our hearts. Guilty or innocent, sinner or robber, saint or bandit. Who can win the eternal conflict between the heart and the reason? And… Time Goes By. The piano player is still here, eternal Sam, looking at the eyes of his employer but… boss? Who can design the flames of destiny in a world to show us the craziness of the Humankind? There’s a time for heroes in Casablanca, there is a time to choose. True love or save the world? It’s a basic decision and the end of the film and, of course, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship, a friendship that began 70 years ago. There was not screenplay but there was something much better than it. There were talent and actors, true directors trying to tell us true good stories. The golden dawn of movies and a movie to complete the perfect circle that contains a perfect love triangle. Who can stop now the continuous passage of time, the becoming, the dying world that dies today, that died on November 261942. A birth for dying in every shot, the beginning of a beautiful friendship that marks the end of a true love. Sacrifice, truth and films. That was in fact a beautiful period for films and Casablanca would be its most significant example for generations, forever and ever.

Far away, the plane has gone and he will never see her again. There’s a little smile in his lips while he smokes the first cigarette without her.

It’s time to grow up but it is time to remember again.

Today and 70 years ago, something important happened.

Enhanced by Zemanta
View Comments (2)
  • you’re so right about this film – casablanca the most exquisite example of beautiful films for all time…of course, also as you say, it was a time of real stories – of directing for the sake of art and beauty and truth – of actors/actresses whose talent made them all shining stars in that thing called time – then and now –

  • Dewey Edward Chester

    Amen, Martin!

More in Entertainment

Mary Njoku filming for Rok Studios

Rok Studios Launches Nollywood TV Channel on Sky

Yareah MagazineSeptember 27, 2016
Vent-Axia Celebrates 80th Anniversary

Sussex-based Vent-Axia Celebrates 80 Years of Innovation

Yareah MagazineSeptember 14, 2016
Nicole Scherzinger, Joel, Ella & Murad

International Popstars DNCE And Nicole Scherzinger Amongst Performers To Take To The SSE Arena, Wembley Stage For Rays Of Sunshine Children’s Charity On Monday 24th October 2016

Yareah MagazineSeptember 9, 2016

HBO News. Bill Simmons’ lineup for tomorrow night

Yareah MagazineSeptember 6, 2016
Lord's Pavilion

As the cricket season draws to a close, Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) can report a surge in popularity for guests seeking a full day of luxury hospitality at Lord’s during a Test Match in 2016. In the Home of Cricket’s most iconic venues – the Captains’ Lounge and Marylebone Suite – hospitality packages which included a hearty breakfast, sumptuous four-course lunch and luxury afternoon tea, sold out quickly for the first three days of the England v Sri Lanka and England v Pakistan Investec Test Matches. Private Boxes with the best views of the action for up to 18 guests also sold out fast for the same days. MCC revealed a sharp increase in revenue for its 2016 Sri Lanka Test Match hospitality packages compared with 2014 when the team last played England at Lord’s. Revenues for hospitality were up by nearly 30% over the same period in 2014 whilst private box sale revenues were up by a healthy 60%. Nick Kenton, MCC Head of Sales, Meetings & Events and Hospitality, said: “2016 has been a fantastic year for enjoying a day of cricket whilst experiencing the very best food, drink and hospitality that Lord’s has to offer. “This year’s sales figures show that hospitality packages at Lord’s were in huge demand and continue to be a key part of the summer sporting calendar.” Lord’s also expects high demand for its new hospitality packages, to be released this autumn for 2017 matches. These include England v South Africa from 6th to 10th July and England v West Indies from 7th to 11th September. Packages for the England v Ireland Royal London One-Day International on 7th May 2017 are also expected to sell out in record time. Details of all hospitality options at Lord’s can be found on its website

Yareah MagazineSeptember 6, 2016
Afternoon tea at Lord's

It’s not all about the cricket – Lord’s lists top five unforgettable days out for summer 2016

Yareah MagazineJuly 28, 2016

Yareah Magazine

Art is Everywhere and Up to You.

About Us - Press Kit - Contact Us

YM on Twitter

Top Posts & Pages

Yareah® Magazine is a Registered Trademark in the United States