Letter from Casablanca

Letter from Casablanca

FICTION Letter from Casablanca Stories by Antonio Tabucchi TRANSLATED BY JANICE M. THRESHER The eight stories contained in Antonio Tabucchi's Letter from Casablanca introduce to an American audience a rising Italian writer ( born 1943 ) ...

Author: Antonio Tabucchi

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 0811209865

Category: Fiction

Page: 134

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Short stories deal with topics including a mother's reminiscences of her son, life in a F. Scott Fitzgerald novel, and the reversal of art and life
Categories: Fiction

We ll Always Have Casablanca

We ll Always Have Casablanca

21 “Mr. Wallis would like you”: Wallis Office, memo of December 22, 1941, to Irene Lee, box 1, folder 1881A (“CasablancaStory Memos 12/22/41– 4/21/42), WBA. 22 “we can get a good”: Aeneas McKenzie, memo of January 3, 1942, ...

Author: Noah Isenberg

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571313495

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 352

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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.
Categories: Performing Arts

Modern Criticism and Theory

Modern Criticism and Theory

Thus one is tempted to read Casablanca as T.S. Eliot read Hamlet , attributing its fascination not to the fact that it ... He viewed Hamlet as the result of an unsuccessful fusion of several earlier versions of the story , and so the ...

Author: David Lodge

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0582784549

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 868

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'In our era, criticism is not merely a library of secondary aids to the understanding and appreciation of literary texts, but also a rapidly expanding body of knowledge in its own right.' David Lodge This anthology uses extracts from the works of the leading thinkers in the field of literary criticism to introduce the main ideas at the centre of today?s literary and cultural debates. Each extract begins with an introduction that places the writing in context and ends with suggestions for further reading that will help students research the subject further. The new edition has been thoroughly updated and expanded to reflect the latest developments in the field, so there is now more coverage of post-colonialism, Queer theory and Ecocritical perspectives. There are improved references to web and electronic sources and a glossary of key terms to help students understand the subject.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Hollywood s America

Hollywood s America

Many of the refugees, Burnett noted, were en route to Casablanca in French Morocco, from where they hoped to board a plane to Lisbon and then another to the United States. It was a dramatic story, and Burnett dabbled in drama.

Author: Steven Mintz

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781405190039

Category: History

Page: 417

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Fully revised, updated, and extended, this compilation of interpretive essays and primary documents teaches students to read films as cultural artifacts within the contexts of actual past events. A new edition of this classic textbook, which ties movies into the broader narrative of US and film history Ten new articles which consider recently released films, as well as issues of gender and ethnicity Well-organized within a chronological framework with thematic treatments to provide a valuable resource for students of the history of American film Fourth edition includes completely new images throughout
Categories: History

Unclaimed Experience

Unclaimed Experience

Trauma, Narrative, and History Cathy Caruth. café Casablanca, in which this scene takes place, cannot but be understood as an allusion to the American classic of 1942, Casablanca, a World War II film that centers on a café in Casablanca ...

Author: Cathy Caruth

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421421667

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

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Her afterword serves as a decisive intervention in the ongoing discussions in and about the field.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Soundtracks of Woody Allen

The Soundtracks of Woody Allen

5 This change not only alters the tone of the story, but also impacts on the soundtrack, and as a consequence, the film incorporates original music written for Casablanca by Max Steiner. Not only is this heard during the opening scene ...

Author: Adam Harvey

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786429684

Category: Music

Page: 229

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This comprehensive guide covers all of the music used in Woody Allen's films from Take the Money and Run (1969) to Match Point (2005). Each film receives scene-by-scene analysis with a focus on how Allen utilized music.
Categories: Music

Without Bounds

Without Bounds

had also lived in Casablanca for a time, gave the story a more romantic flavor. In his elegant turn of phrase, he described a pair of French lovers—a French general's daughter, and a twenty-year-old nobody—“In those days there was ...

Author: Yoram Bilu

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814343258

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 187

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Without Bounds illuminates the life of the mysterious Rabbi Ya'aqov Wazana, a Jewish healer who worked in the Western High Atlas region in southern Morocco and died there in the early 1950s. Impressed by his healing powers and shamanic virtuosity, Moroccan Jews are intrigued by his lifestyle and contacts with the Muslim and the demonic worlds that dangerously blurred his Jewish identity. Based on interviews with Moroccan Jews conducted in the late 1980s, Without Bounds proposes multiple readings of Wazana's life. Yoram Bilu re-creates the influences and important moments in Wazana's life and evaluates his character from psychological and anthropological perspectives. Human- and demon-bound, holy and impure, Jew and Muslim, old and young, Rabbi Ya'aqov Wazana dissolved the boundaries of the major social categories in Morocco and integrated them into his identity.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Cult Film Reader

The Cult Film Reader

The making of Casablanca “Can I tell you a story?” Ilse asks. Then she adds: “I don't know the finish yet.” Rick says: “Well, go on, tell it. Maybe one will come to you as you go along.” Rick's line is a sort of epitome of Casablanca ...

Author: Mathijs, Ernest

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335219230

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 577

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"An invaluable collection for anyone researching or teaching cult cinema ... The Cult Film Reader is an authoritative text that should be of value to any student or researcher interested in challenging and transgressive cinema that pushes the boundaries of conventional cinema and film studies." Science Fiction Film and Television "A really impressive and comprehensive collection of the key writings in the field. The editors have done a terrific job in drawing together the various traditions and providing a clear sense of this rich and rewarding scholarly terrain. This collection is as wild and diverse as the films that it covers. Fascinating." Mark Jancovich, Professor of Film and Television Studies, University of East Anglia, UK "It's about time the lunatic fans and loyal theorists of cult movies were treated to a book they can call their own. The effort and knowledge contained in The Cult Film Reader will satisfy even the most ravenous zombie's desire for detail and insight. This book will gnaw, scratch and infect you just like the cult films themselves." Brett Sullivan, Director of Ginger Snaps Unleashed and The Chair "The Cult Film Reader is a great film text book and a fun read." John Landis, Director of The Blues Brothers, An American Werewolf in London and Michael Jackson's Thriller "Excellent overview of the subject, and a comprehensive collection of significant scholarship in the field of cult film. Very impressive and long overdue." Steven Rawle, York St John University, UK Whether defined by horror, kung-fu, sci-fi, sexploitation, kitsch musical or ‘weird world cinema’, cult movies and their global followings are emerging as a distinct subject of film and media theory, dedicated to dissecting the world’s unruliest images. This book is the world’s first reader on cult film. It brings together key works in the field on the structure, form, status, and reception of cult cinema traditions. Including work from key established scholars in the field such as Umberto Eco, Janet Staiger, Jeffrey Sconce, Henry Jenkins, and Barry Keith Grant, as well as new perspectives on the gradually developing canon of cult cinema, the book not only presents an overview of ways in which cult cinema can be approached, it also re-assesses the methods used to study the cult text and its audiences. With editors’ introductions to the volume and to each section, the book is divided into four clear thematic areas of study – The Conceptions of Cult; Cult Case Studies; National and International Cults; and Cult Consumption – to provide an accessible overview of the topic. It also contains an extensive bibliography for further related readings. Written in a lively and accessible style, The Cult Film Reader dissects some of biggest trends, icons, auteurs and periods of global cult film production. Films discussed include Casablanca, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Eraserhead, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Showgirls and Ginger Snaps. Essays by: Jinsoo An; Jane Arthurs; Bruce Austin; Martin Barker; Walter Benjamin; Harry Benshoff; Pierre Bourdieu; Noel Carroll; Steve Chibnall; Umberto Eco; Nezih Erdogan; Welch Everman; John Fiske; Barry Keith Grant ; Joan Hawkins; Gary Hentzi; Matt Hills; Ramaswami Harindranath; J.Hoberman; Leon Hunt; I.Q. Hunter; Mark Jancovich; Henry Jenkins; Anne Jerslev; Siegfried Kracauer; Gina Marchetti; Tom Mes; Gary Needham; Sheila J. Nayar; Annalee Newitz; Lawrence O’Toole; Harry Allan Potamkin; Jonathan Rosenbaum; Andrew Ross; David Sanjek; Eric Schaefer; Steven Jay Schneider; Jeffrey Sconce; Janet Staiger; J.P. Telotte; Parker Tyler; Jean Vigo; Harmony Wu
Categories: Performing Arts

Casablanca Behind the Scenes

Casablanca  Behind the Scenes

... 183, 195 Lelicau, Madeleine (Yvonne in Casablanca), 122, 125 Lcderman, Ross (second unit director of Casablanca), 171 Lee, Irene (Warner Bros, story editor), 37, 42 Leicester, James (montage editor for Casablanca), 175-76 Leland, ...

Author: Harlan Lebo

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780671769819

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 235

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Describes the historical background of the well-known World War II film, and recounts the development of the script and characters, casting changes, censorship problems, and other details of the Warner Brothers production
Categories: Performing Arts

Post Theory

Post Theory

5 “ It's still a story without an ending ... ' - Rick Nothing is impossible for a brilliantly perverse mind . -Umberto Eco , The Role of the Reader For both popular and academic audiences , Casablanca is recognized as a perfected ...

Author: Professor David Bordwell

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 0299149447

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 588

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Since the 1970s, the academic study of film has been dominated by Structuralist Marxism, varieties of cultural theory, and the psychoanalytic ideas of Freud and Lacan. With Post-Theory, David Bordwell and Noel Carroll have opened the floor to other voices challenging the prevailing practices of film scholarship. Addressing topics as diverse as film scores, national film industries, and audience response. Post-Theory offers fresh directions for understanding film. Bordwell and Carroll pose a simple question. Why not employ many theories tailored to specific goals, rather than searching for a unified theory that will explain all sorts of films, their production, and their reception? The scholars writing here use historical, philosophical, psychological, and feminist methods to tackle such basic issues as: What goes on when viewers perceive a film? How do filmmakers exploit conventions? How do movies create illusions? How does a film arouse emotion? Bordwell and Carroll have given space not only to distinguished film scholars but to non-film specialists as well, ensuring a wide variety of opinions and ideas on virtually every topic on the current agenda of film studies. Full of stimulating essays published here for the first time, Post-Theory promises to redefine the study of cinema.
Categories: Performing Arts