RARA-AVIS: Casablanca, noir?

From: BaxDeal@aol.com
Date: 09 Dec 2007

In a message dated 12/9/07 5:34:36 AM, kvnsmith@thrillingdetective.com writes:

> Hmmm... it does have a darkness about it, and certainly uses many of 
> the common stylistic touches of the day that have since become 
> associated almost exclusively with film noir, but I'm not sure 
> CASABLANCA qualifies as noir in the sense most people here understand 
> the term. I love the film myself, but I don't think of it as noir.

Casablanca is a romantic drama. it's The English Patient with a sense of humor and a classic ending. it's only resemblance to anything noir is Bogart's presence, b&w cinematography and the occasional gun being flashed

John Lau

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