WE TAKE A LOOK BACK AT THE ICONIC 1942 FILM CASABLANCA AND WHY IT’S THEMES ARE STILL RELEVANT IN TODAYS SOCIETY.
When I think of valentines Day, I think of movies that shows us how the heart works. Most of these movies turns out to be happy endings. Even some of our most favorite movies have happy endings where as in real life this is rarely the case. The movie I’m going to bring to your attention broke that stereotype. This movie brings out that old saying, if you love something, let it go. I’m talking about one of my favorite movies of all times, Casablanca.
One of the biggest classics in movie history that starring the talented Humphrey Bogart, this is very influential film in romantic movie genre. This movie epitomize two things, ONE the heart wants what it wants, and TWO, sometimes you want or love someone that you cannot have. This shows from beginning where Bogart makes all these rules for himself and shows how his heart went cold from someone he loved to the point where Ingrid Bergman comes back to his life and brings back the old feelings that he had, making them resurface. After learning the truth of her past and her arrival, he makes a choice that may hurt him, but it was made for the greater good.
This movie was made in 1942, but it still rings bells today it’s just as relevant as if you were talking about an ipad or the new playstation. Many tried to duplicate the magic and the chemistry that this movie brought too many of its viewers but they were futile attempts at best. Some random movies such as Barb Wire which starred Pamela Anderson, Out Cold that starred Zach Galifianakis and AJ Cook, even some sitcoms such as Amen with Sherman Hemsley. All tried to bring the chemistry that Michael Curtiz had brought to the silver screen, but nothing has been able to recapture the magic that was brought with this movie. This is a movie to make your heart swell.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: BornTrue is a contributor for JarvisCity. His first book “Who said Love was Easy” comes out on Valentines Day. READ OLDER ARTICLES WRITTEN BY BT.