The Critique Of The Film Casablanca

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The three time Academy Award winning film Casablanca is a 1942 American romantic drama film directed by Michael Curtiz a well known director for his wonderful production. The film finished with a rating of 8.5/10 on IMDb, 97% on Rotten Tomatoes and 100% Metacritic. Dispite the film being made up of uncertainty and drama, it was completed on August 3rd 1942 and released in the United-States on January 23rd 1943. Before naming the film Casablanca it was named Everybody comes to Ricks which was an unproduced film by Murray Burnett and Joan Alison. On the way to New York in 1941, story editor Irene Diamond found the unproduced play and convinced producer Hal Wallis to buy the rights in January 1942 for $20,000. Wallis agreed to buy out the film…show more content…
They enjoyed the view of the nightclub that they went too that night and had to idea to make it into a film as it was a great setting. Because they renamed the film, parts of the script had to be re written. The first writers on the script were twin brothers who left the film for another opportunity in 1942 and the other credited writer, Howard Koch was hired. He wrote around thirty to forty pages for the script but as soon as the twin brothers returned, his work went to garbage and had the brothers re write the script. Both writers, still worked writing for the film even though some work was not to be used. At the end of the production, the brothers earned $30, 416 and Koch earned $4, 200. After shooting at been completed, Wallis called Bogard into set for the final line he had written as he thought the ending was not done properly. The line Wallis had written "Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship," made the ending of the film have a lot more sense. In spite of having many writers, one writer describes the script as a "wonderfully unified and consistent" script. The film ran into some trouble with Joseph Breen of the Production Code Administration due to having sexual scenes and vulgar language in the film. When they came across any sexual scenes or vulgar words, they would remove it as quick as possible or change some parts
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