As Casablanca celebrates its 75th anniversary, there’s so much to acknowledge. Where shall I begin? The film score is among my favorites. Its dreadfully romantic – albeit a messy love triangle plot. It’s film noir cinematography style – the darkness and casting shadows – makes it both dramatic and iconic. And it’s among an enchanting collection of “movies within movies.” Yet, perhaps the best quality of the film is the screenplay.
Casablanca’s iconic moments and lines have become a part of our cultural vocabulary. Even people who have never seen the film might find themselves quoting it beccause its stellar writing has become woven into our contemporary vernacular. Don’t believe me? Take a gander at these 10 lines and watch the unforgettable scenes where they appear in the film.
Here’s looking at you kid.
Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine.
The problems of three little people don’t amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world.
We’ll always have Paris.
Round up the usual suspects.
I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
Kiss me. Kiss me as if it were the last time.
Play it once, Sam. For old times’ sake.
It seems that destiny has taken a hand.
Viva la France!
What’s your favorite line from Casablanca? Join the world in a re-watch of Casablanca and let’s toast its 75th anniversary.