Let’s Talk About… ‘Casablanca’ (1942)

Film #1 in FilmExodus’ AFI 100 Movies

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Last night I watched Casablanca for the first time. I wasn’t expecting much despite the fact I knew it included iconic lines and won 3 Academy Awards. But I enjoyed the film a lot. It had a great storyline, characters you cared about, and a satisfying conclusion that sort of makes you want to know more. I’m wondering for anybody who has seen Casablanca, what are some of your favorite moments, as well as what brings you back to watching this film time and time again?

Editor’s Note: This was the “pilot” for the series, and because of this it is less developed than future posts in the series.