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Cinemallennials: Casablanca (1942)

Cinemallennials: Casablanca (1942) For those of you who are unfamiliar with Cinemallennials, it is a bi-weekly podcast in which I, and another millennial, watch a classic film that we’ve never seen before, and discuss its significance and relevance in today’s … Continue reading

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Silver Screen Standards: Claude Rains

Silver Screen Standards: Claude Rains I couldn’t decide between several movies I had in mind for this month’s column, and then I realized that they all had something in common – Claude Rains. Rains is one of those actors whose … Continue reading

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Play It Again, Max: Casablanca and the Battle over “As Time Goes By”(Exclusive by Author Steven C. Smith)

Casablanca and the Battle over “As Time Goes By”(Exclusive by Author Steven C. Smith) By mid-1941, Max Steiner had already scored over thirty films at Warner Bros. since becoming that studio’s highest paid staff composer in 1937. Many of his … Continue reading

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“La Marseillaise” Plays, as Rick, Ilsa and Refugees Find Their Footing in Casablanca (Guest Post)

“La Marseillaise” Even more than the famous “Here’s Looking at You” scene, the “La Marseillaise” scene in Casablanca is the one scene in the film that evokes more emotion from audiences than any other, as it propels the narration in … Continue reading

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Silver Screen Standards: Casablanca (1942)

Silver Screen Standards: Casablanca (1942) Very few classic films enjoy the iconic status of Casablanca (1942), the wartime romance that helped humanize the crisis in Europe and completed Humphrey Bogart’s rise to true stardom. The Best Picture winner would come … Continue reading

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5 Things You May Not Know about Conrad Veidt

  5 Things You May Not Know about Conrad Veidt  Like today is his birthday. Happy 125th Birthday to the legend Conrad Veidt! ..… 1. Conscription: The Alt-Theater Camp And who says war is good for absolutely nothing Due to … Continue reading

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“We’ll Always Have Casablanca” Book Giveaway (Feb 13 through March 18)

Celebrating a Classic among Classics! “We’ll Always Have Casablanca” Book Giveaway Yay! The Contest is over and the winners are: Carl S, Ellen B, Kevin P, George G, Jessica C, Jeff L, Morgan M, Israel B, Adam V, and Ana … Continue reading

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Mini Tribute: Character Actor S. Z. “Cuddles” Sakall

Born February 2, 1883 Character Actor S. Z. “Cuddles” Sakall! Character Actor S. Z. “Cuddles” Sakall appeared in over 100 films. He started his career in Hungarian and German silent films and early talkies, but is probably best remembered for … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Legend Tribute: Paul Henreid

  Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, Paul Henreid, born January 10, 1908! For me, one of the factors that creates the “Classic Hollywood Mythos” is its time period. With an evolution that ranges in time from the Roaring Twenties, … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Legend Tribute: Humphrey Bogart

Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, Humphrey Bogart, born December 25, 1899! The balance of stoicism and passion is a character trait I’ve always admired. The ability to hide a burning passion behind a well maintained veneer of a cool, … Continue reading

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