Class 4.1

Making Casablanca

Robert McLaughlin and Sally Perry chose to open their book on WWII American cinema with an account of the scene in Casablanca when Victor Laszlo leads a rousing chorus of the French national anthem (“Introduction“). For class today, please read their analysis of that scene (pp1-6) as well as their account of the complex process of making the movie (pp15-19).

In a brief ¶, how does their account of Casablanca confirm or challenge your impression of the movie? Answer by reference to a particular scene other than the singing of the Marseillaise.

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