Round up the Usual Suspects: The Making of Casablanca - Bogart, Bergman, and World War II

Round up the Usual Suspects: The Making of Casablanca - Bogart, Bergman, and World War II

by Aljean Harmetz
     
 
It is 50 years since "Casablanca" opened up in America. Little did Humphrey Bogart know when he uttered the final line - "This could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship" - that he had just closed what would be one of the most enduring and popular movies ever. Aljean Harmetz believes that "every movie is a creature built from accidents and blind choices - a

Overview

It is 50 years since "Casablanca" opened up in America. Little did Humphrey Bogart know when he uttered the final line - "This could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship" - that he had just closed what would be one of the most enduring and popular movies ever. Aljean Harmetz believes that "every movie is a creature built from accidents and blind choices - a mechanical monster constructed of camera angles, the chemistry between actors, too little money or too much and a thousand unintended moments". Her portrait of the making of an unmatched classic reveals some of the accidents: how the stars of the movie almost weren't Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman; how "As Time Goes By" nearly didn't make it to the final cut.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Harmetz conjures up the film world of 1942 in this spirited and knowledgeable look at the production of Casablanca . Photos. (Dec.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781562827618
Publisher:
Hachette Books
Publication date:
12/01/1993
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.12(d)

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