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  - Kathy - Goodreads

If what you want is an exhaustingly researched book that belabors every single point, that explores the complete lives of everyone involved from Studio bigwigs to bit players to technical staff, that ... Read full review

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

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