This month is the 75th anniversary of the release of Casablanca. I had the good fortune to see it on the big screen, courtesy of TCM which sponsored showings this week. Considered by many to be the greatest movie ever, most movie buffs would put it in their top 3 of all-time.
This was not my first time to see it on the big screen. I've been lucky to see it twice. And tonight I went with someone who had never seen the movie before and they became a huge fan after viewing it.
Simple things like this can make a week special. In my last blog post I spoke of the car accident for which I am now fighting for a fair settlement. My computer crashed last night, leaving me scrambling to find another unit before a big deadline next week. Luckily, I found a good one from a roommate that we worked a deal on.
I had been excited to see this movie since before even buying the tickets. And after all that has happened, sitting in the cinema watching Bogie and Bergman and that great cast, was much needed relief. As a writer, I also marvel at the outcome of the picture because the script was being written on a day-to-day basis, sometimes over lunch. The actors had no real way to prepare but yet, there it is, one heck of a script and one of the greatest movies of all-time. So yeah, it was a good day.