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Saturday, 18 February 2012


Here are some of the most famous lines from the 1942 film Casablanca.

Many of these lines appeared in the American film institutes list of the top 100 movie quotations in American cinema.

Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine. #67

Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship. #20

Round up the usual suspects. #32

Play it, Sam. Play As Time Goes By. #28

We'll always have Paris. #43

 Here's looking at you, kid. #5

Here are some more famous lines that didn't make it into the top 100

I stick my neck out for nobody.
You know, Rick, I have many a friend in Casablanca, but somehow, just because you despise me, you are the only one I trust.

Match the underlined words and phrases with their definitions

1. an act of bringing people or animals together in one place for a particular purpose
2.  the belief that somebody/something is good, sincere, honest.
3.  to dislike and have no respect for somebody/something.
4.  to do or say something when there is a risk that you may be wrong.
5.  a place where people meet to eat, drink, dance.

You can find more definitions in the oxford online dictionary

Which of the above quotes can you hear in this video?

Here is a video from the end of the film (the final scene)

Do Rick and Ilsa stay together?
Why/why not?

Below is the script. Listen again and read the script...

Rick: If that plane leaves the ground and you're not with him, you'll regret it. Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but soon and for the rest of your life.
Ilsa: But what about us?
RickWe'll always have Paris. We didn't have it before...we'd...we'd lost it until you came to Casablanca. We got it back last night.
Ilsa: When I said I would never leave you...
Rick: And you never will. But I've got a job to do too. Where I'm going, you can't follow. What I've got to do, you can't be any part of. Ilsa, I'm no good at being noble, but it doesn't take much to see that the problems of three little people don't amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world. Someday you'll understand that. Here's looking at you, kid.

You can find more famous quotations from the film Casablanca here... 

And finally...
The original soundtrack to the film
As time goes by

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