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

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Hyperion, Dec 1, 1993 - Performing Arts - 416 pages
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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.

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

User Review  - Blaine Welgraven - Goodreads

The best book on Casablanca's development from script-to-screen, bar none. Usual Suspects is certainly an exquisite chronology of the events surrounding Casablanca's steady, fortuitous development ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Ken French - Goodreads

Great look at Hollywood in the 40s. Read full review

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Rains Veidt Greenstreet Lorre
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Love and Censorship
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