History Film / Casablanca

6th Sep '17 9:33:42 PM WildeOscar
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* CrapsackWorld: The movie is more lighthearted about it than most, but it's there. Casablanca is filled with refugees fleeing from war zones or fascist police states, who are now targeted by all sorts of people seeking to exploit them. Leaving for a better place isn't ''impossible,'' but involves either a prohibitive cost that most refugees can't afford (and they often impoverish themselves further by trying to win the money through gambling), or, if you're a woman, sleeping with the local DirtyCop. Organized crime thrives and the authorities are openly corrupt, with even the protagonist having to pay bribes to keep operating. The police shoots people in broad daylight and routinely rounds up large numbers of designated suspects simply for the pretense of efficiency. And all this is ''before'' the Nazis show up and start breathing down everyone's neck.

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* CrapsackWorld: The movie is more lighthearted about it than most, but it's there. Casablanca is filled with refugees fleeing from war zones or fascist police states, who are now targeted by all sorts of people seeking to exploit them. Leaving for a better place isn't ''impossible,'' but involves either a prohibitive cost that most refugees can't afford (and they often impoverish themselves further by trying to win the money through gambling), or, if you're a young attractive woman, sleeping with the local DirtyCop. Organized crime thrives and the authorities are openly corrupt, with even the protagonist having to pay bribes to keep operating. The police shoots people in broad daylight and routinely rounds up large numbers of designated suspects simply for the pretense of efficiency. And all this is ''before'' the Nazis show up and start breathing down everyone's neck.
5th Aug '17 1:45:25 AM gjjones
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* TriumphantReprise: A reprise of the "La Marseillaise" is heard during the final scene of the film.

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* TriumphantReprise: A The film ends with a reprise of the "La Marseillaise" is heard during the final scene of the film.Marseillaise".
5th Aug '17 1:43:36 AM gjjones
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* ThePowerOfRock: Victor Laszlo overhears ThoseWackyNazis singing a patriotic (and anti-French) German song around the piano, goes over to the band, and gets them to play La Marseillaise, with Rick's approval. The entire bar joins in, drowning out the Germans and emphasizing the passionate political undertones of the refugees and is the beginning of Rick's redemption.

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* ThePowerOfRock: Victor Laszlo overhears ThoseWackyNazis singing a patriotic (and anti-French) German song around the piano, goes over to the band, and gets them to play La Marseillaise, "La Marseillaise", with Rick's approval. The entire bar joins in, drowning out the Germans and emphasizing the passionate political undertones of the refugees and is the beginning of Rick's redemption.



* TriumphantReprise: A final reprise of "La Marseillaise" is heard during the final scene of the film.

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* TriumphantReprise: A final reprise of the "La Marseillaise" is heard during the final scene of the film.
5th Aug '17 1:42:36 AM gjjones
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* TriumphantReprise: A final reprise of "La Marseillaise" is heard during the final scene of the film.
4th Jul '17 9:01:48 AM LentilSandEater
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* DeadlyEuphemism: Sarcastically [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by Captain Renault:

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* DeadlyEuphemism: Sarcastically [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] Played for dark humour by Captain Renault:



* InsistentTerminology: Renault emphasizes '''Third''' Reich every time he says it. Lampshaded by Strasser.

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* InsistentTerminology: Renault emphasizes '''Third''' Reich every time he says it. Lampshaded by Strasser.



* NiceHat: Ferrari's [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal fez]].

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* NiceHat: NiceHat:
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Ferrari's [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal fez]].



* PoirotSpeak: Lampshaded when Carl is waiting on a German couple who speaking only English because of their impending emigration to America.
-->Mr. Leuchtag: Liebchen - sweetness, what watch?
-->Mrs. Leuchtag: Ten watch.
-->Mr. Leuchtag: Such much?
4th Jul '17 8:49:27 AM LentilSandEater
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* DrivingADesk: This is used when Rick and Ilsa drive through Paris, then through the French countryside. Creator/RogerEbert admitted that despite his love of ''Casablanca'', this scene looked like [[SpecialEffectFailure the worst rear projection effect he ever saw]].

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* DrivingADesk: This is used when Rick and Ilsa drive through Paris, then through the French countryside. Creator/RogerEbert admitted that despite his love of ''Casablanca'', this scene looked like [[SpecialEffectFailure the worst rear projection effect he ever saw]]. It looks like a scene parodied later in ''Film/{{Airplane}}''
16th Jun '17 8:15:14 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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** Sam keeps trying to lie, both to Ilsa and Rick, but he's not very good at it.

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** Sam keeps trying to lie, both to Ilsa and Rick, but [[BadLiar he's not very good at it.it]].
14th Jun '17 12:42:03 PM Josef5678
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* BeamMeUpScotty: "Play it again, Sam", which never occurs in the original film, is a misheard version of the following conversation:
-->'''Rick''': You know what I want to hear.
-->'''Sam''': [lying] No, I don't.
-->'''Rick''': You played it for her, you can play it for me!
-->'''Sam''': [lying] Well, I don't think I can remember...
-->'''Rick''': If she can stand it, I can! Play it!
13th Jun '17 7:15:04 PM snichols1973
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* BeamMeUpScotty: "Play it again, Sam", which never occurs in the original film, is a misheard version of the following conversation:
-->'''Rick''': You know what I want to hear.
-->'''Sam''': [lying] No, I don't.
-->'''Rick''': You played it for her, you can play it for me!
-->'''Sam''': [lying] Well, I don't think I can remember...
-->'''Rick''': If she can stand it, I can! Play it!
3rd Jun '17 6:21:18 PM Scorpio3002
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* GaussianGirl: Creator/IngridBergman is not shown in focus at any point in the film.

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* GaussianGirl: Creator/IngridBergman is not shown seldom in focus, and never in close up. There are even some wider shots where this is accomplished through messing with the depth of field, by placing the focus at any point in the film.on Victor, ''behind'' her, even when he has no speaking lines.
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