We'll Always Have Casablanca
The Life, Legend, and Afterlife of Hollywood's Most Beloved Movie
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The story of how Casablanca was made and how it became the most beloved of Hollywood movies.
Casablanca is 'not one movie', Umberto Eco once quipped, 'it is movies'.
Released in 1942, the film won 4 Oscars, including Best Picture and featured unforgettable performances by Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman. The book offers a rich account of the film's origins, the myths and realities behind its production, and the reasons it remains so revered today.
Through extensive research and interviews with film-makers, Noah Isenberg explores he ways in which the film continues to dazzle audiences and saturate popular culture 75 years after its release.
Noah Isenberg is director of screen studies and professor of culture and media at the New School, the author of Edgar G. Ulmer and editor of Weimar Cinema, and the recipient of an NEH Public Scholar Award.