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Casablanca: Script and Legend

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Released in December 1942, Casablanca is the classic of all classic films, the enduring triumph of Hollywood's golden age. This volume contains the complete screenplay as well as a behind-the-scenes look at how the Oscar-winning movie was made, by one of its writers, Howard Koch. Charles Champlin, Roger Ebert, Umberto Eco, and others contribute incisive analyses of the mov ...more
Paperback, 50th Anniversary Edition, 224 pages
Published January 1st 1995 by Overlook Books (first published 1973)
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Fille Fleur
From the first few pages that I read, I knew that I would give this book a 5-star rating, and it turns out I was right!

This book has everything that I love and long to read in a media-tie-in/book about movies. Along with all the beautiful words written about the movie, including the deep, heartfelt analytic reviews from the top-notch movie critics about the story in "Casablanca" and its intriguing web of interesting characters, are the breathtaking pictures that remind me of a beautiful, gloriou
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Jaclyn
This was a university must-read/watch. My rating and likeness for this screenplay may be affected by it being the first screenplay I ever read and analyzed.
Susan
Stunning.

I suppose if I read the script again I could see faults, and I suppose in some ways I can see faults with it already. But to be honest the overall story, the ultimate sacrifice of Rick makes up for everything, the telling of the love seems so true and honest that to be honest (haha) it sweeps the story up and you can't see anything wrong with the script at all.

I would love to see the film now. I almost never cry or get emotional reading scripts or books (aside from Charlottes web, get
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Sneh Pradhan
Timeless classic as it is , I have always found war stories riveting and poignant and more so, those with the Nazi occupations as background ....
Wendy
Read as part or Robert McKee's story seminar. Amazingly timeless.
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Μy favourite movie...and one of the best love stories evah!!
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Howard E. Koch was an American playwright and screenwriter who was blacklisted by the Hollywood movie studio bosses in the 1950s.
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