As Time Goes By, the Significance of Casablanca Doesn’t

(An essay I wrote for my History of Film class. I thought I’d post it here if anyone wanted to read it. Edited a bit so it’s not quite as formal.)

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Casablanca currently stands third on the American Film Institute’s 100 Years 100 Movies List. When it was released in 1942, it won the Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Screenplay. Over 70 years after it’s original release, people are still talking and writing about it.

So, I mean, I guess you could say it’s made something of an impact on the film industry. Continue reading