We'll Always Have Casablanca: The Legend and Afterlife of Hollywood's Most Beloved Film

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W. W. Norton & Company, Feb 14, 2017 - Performing Arts - 336 pages
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“Even the die-hardest Casablanca fan will find in this delightful book new ways to love the movie they were certain they could never love more.” —Sam Wasson, best-selling author of Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M.

Casablanca is “not one movie,” Umberto Eco once quipped; “it is ‘movies.’” Film historian Noah Isenberg’s We’ll Always Have Casablanca offers a rich account of the film’s origins, the myths and realities behind its production, and the reasons it remains so revered today, over seventy-five years after its premiere.

 

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Film critic Roger Ebert said he regarded “Citizen Kane” as the best movie ever made but that Casablanca was the movie he liked best. Yet if “Casablanca” is the favorite of so many people over so many ... Read full review

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This is the story of Casablanca — where the story came from, how the film was made, and its “afterlife” right up until a Facebook post by Elizabeth Warren on a recent New Year’s Eve, where she ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
USUAL SUSPECTS
I STICKMY NECK OUT FOR NOBODY
WELL ALWAYS HAVE PARIS
A BEAUTIFUL FRIENDSHIP
Acknowledgments
Illustration Credits
Copyright

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Noah Isenberg is professor and chair of the department of radio-television-film at the University of Texas at Austin, the author of We'll Always Have Casablanca, Edgar G. Ulmer: A Filmmaker at the Margins, editor of Weimar Cinema, and the recipient of an NEH Public Scholar Award.

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