This film review will be based on the movie Casablanca. Starring Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid. Considering the movie is from 1942 i think its astounding. Casablanca is very fast paced and has lots of bold turning points and emotion tyed up inside. I personally find alot of movies trying to copy the sort of theme this movie delivers. The kind of rugged compassionate hypocritical films. I feel Casablanca is very much a classic film that's storyline can almost keep up to some of todays.
The cinematography of the movie is fairly basic, but what can you really expect out of a 40's film. Never the less there were some scenes that truly gave you a feel for the militaristic dominant society there lived in. It seemed alot of the camera angles were of more a close up point of view during talking but when bar scenes arose the camera was farther away giving you a feel of the bar is a sort of sanctuary. Moving onto the script, it was fantastic. I found it to be uber realistic to what your typical person would respond like in that situation. I especially enjoyed the scene where he was about to sell out his ex lovers husband but really it was a trap for the military friend.This showed that he overcame his loss and decided to befriend the man who owns his ex lovers heart which was realistic to how long he was thinking about it and struggling over the discovery she had a man. The script was excellently written.
I especially enjoyed the local music in the movie, in some scenes it showed weakness and others it showed prevail. At first when he found out he'd lost his lover to another man, he was crying and ordered sam to play the song she loved. Then at the end he uses the song as a almost motivation to rebel and join the cause. The local music was almost a mottif as it was the same song reoccurring inside the bar.
In conclusion i feel Casablanca deserves a 4/5 due to the amazing storyline and its down to earth script.
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