Casablanca Film Analysis

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Casablanca. Dir. Michael Curtiz. Perf. Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman and Paul Henreid. Warner Bros, 1942. DVD. The film Casablanca takes place in Africa during the beginning years of World War II. Even though it was set to star well-known actors and actresses and had a team of exceptional writers, the film was not expected to become anything of significance. Casablanca received great reviews from critics and was loved by audiences. It went on to be nominated for eight Academy Awards and walked away with three wins (Outstanding Motion Picture, Best Director and Best Screenplay). This film stood out to me because of its historical background and the fact that it is ranked second on the American Film Institute’s 100 Years…100 Movies list. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. Dir. Howard Hawks. Perf. Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell. 20th Century Fox, 1953. DVD. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes is centered around two showgirls in the 1950s. Both audiences and critics raved about this picture. The only award it was even nominated for was Best Musical by the Writers Guild of America. It was listed as on of the top ten grossing movies in 1953. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes stood out to me because it is a musical and it stars Marilyn Monroe. I am not a big fan of musicals or Monroe so I believe it would be…show more content…
The story follows a film studio and its struggles trying to release its first “talkie” film. It grossed $666,00 in 1952 and became a favorite of critics and audiences alike. Singin’ in the Rain was nominated for many Academy Awards, Golden Globes, Writers Guild Awards and Directors Guild Awards but only won a few of the honors. I was interested in Singin’ in the Rain because I have always heard about what a classic it is and after reading a synopsis, became very interested in its storyline. Since it is a musical, Singin’ in the Rain would be a great film for my critical analysis

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