Casa Blanca Film Review

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Isel Cruz March 29, 2013 Altfeld Film Review You’re Invited to Casa Blanca Casa Blanca a capturing film to its watchers. A 1942 Romantic film directed by Michael Curtiz based on the unpublished stage play Everybody Comes to Rick’s by Murray Burnett and Joan Alison, whose rights were purchased January 1942. As the film begins we are immediately given a well put together scene and feel. It begins during the WWII when Germany was sending away innocent lives to concentration camps. We are given a scene where officials are told to capture any men who may have stolen papers. A man is questioned for his papers and is found to be with an expired visa. The officials try to force the man to leave with them; as soon as he figures out what the officials want, he imagines the worse. The man then takes off running ignoring the fact these officials had guns and experiences the power they have when a bullet hits his back. Short yet capturing scenes like this one are the ones that get your emotional state to stay tuned. As we keep watching we find out how oppressed those who aren’t wealthy can come to be. Europeans, who seek visas but don’t have money, power or know any one find themselves being swept away to concentration camps. We meet a fortunate character Rick Blaine who owns a very popular club and has run across some papers by sheer luck. This man who sticks his neck out for nobody is very well interpreted by Humphrey Bogart, he worries for only himself and when a friend of his is taken away it is shown how cruel his character could be. This character is soon to be shown with a soft side when his ex-lover llsa (Ingrid Bergman) appears at his club with Victor Laszlo. Victor is Czech Resistance leader and not a friend of Ricks. They have come to Casa Blanca in efforts of attaining papers. I really enjoyed the character of Rick Blaine. The scene he appears in, in the
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