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Author Isenberg, Noah William, author.

Title We'll always have Casablanca : the life, legend, and afterlife of Hollywood's most beloved movie / Noah Isenberg.

Publication Info. New York : W. W. Norton & Company, [2017]


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Description xvi, 334 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction -- Everybody comes to Rick's -- Usual suspects -- I stick my neck out for nobody -- Such much -- We'll always have Paris -- Play it again -- A beautiful friendship.
Summary The movie Casablanca was first released in 1942, just two weeks after the city itself surrendered to American troops led by General Patton. The film won Oscars for best picture, best director, and best screenplay, and would go on to enjoy more revival screenings than any other movie in history, and become firmly ensconced in the American cultural imagination. Through extensive research and interviews with filmmakers, critics, family members of the cast and crew, and diehard fans, Isenberg reveals the myths and realities behind Casablanca's production, exploring the transformation of the unproduced stage play into the classic movie. Isenberg particularly focuses on the central role refugees from Hitler's Europe played on the production--nearly all of the actors and actresses cast in Casablanca were immigrants. Filled with fresh insights, Isenberg's book is a magnificent account of what made this movie so popular and why it continues to dazzle audiences seventy-five years after its release. -- from publisher website.
Subject Casablanca (Motion picture)
Casablanca (Motion picture) -- History.
Motion pictures -- Production and direction -- United States.
Added Title We will always have Casablanca
ISBN 9780393243123 (hardcover)
0393243125 (hardcover)

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