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Watching Casablanca on its 80th anniversary, we remain in awe of its simplicity – and profound depth

By Ben McCann, Associate Professor of French Studies, University of Adelaide
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In November 1922, a romantic drama directed by a Hungarian immigrant and starring an ex-naval officer and an obscure Swedish actress was released. The film began shooting without a finished script.

Many at Warner Brothers Studios thought the film would quickly disappear into obscurity.

It would end up winning three Academy Awards (for best picture, director Michael Curtiz, and screenplay), starred the iconic pair Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman alongside a host of recognisable supporting players, featured a lush score and evocative set design, and contained endlessly…The Conversation


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