Saturday, February 13, 2016

Casablanca - Supplement

While we try to cover as much as we can in our episodes, there's always more to see, hear, and read about a movie that can enhance your viewing experience. If you enjoyed our episode on Casablanca, here's a few extra bits you might find interesting...

Here's the original trailer...

Several scenes were deleted from the film. Although the audio was lost, take a look at these lost moments:

In this CBC interview, Ingrid Bergman discusses her views on the film years later and her misgivings about it during its production:

Here's a radio production of the story featuring Bogart:

Here's a TED talk featuring Leslie Epstein, son of Casablanca screenwriter Philip Epstein and nephew of Julius, discussing the writing career and hijinks of the Epstein twins:

Chris mentioned the World/Inferno Friendship Society and their Peter Lorre-inspired album Addicted to Bad Ideas. Here's a live performance of their song "Everybody Comes to Rick's":

And of course there have been plenty of parodies and spoofs of the movie, even from fellow Warner Brothers players such as the Looney Tunes:

And Casablanca's romantic finale has been immortalized in Walt Disney World's Great Movie Ride:

Enjoy and thanks for listening!!

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