Archive for April, 2012

After a brief interruption occasioned by the 70th anniversary of Casablanca, we return now to our series on William Powell and Myrna Loy’s films with 1936’s After the Thin Man.  This creatively-titled picture is the sequel to The Thin Man, the movie that launched both Powell and Loy’s careers into stardom in 1934. (more…)


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It’s won more awards and made more top-ranking lists than you can shake a stick at.  It’s one of the most oft-quoted–and misquoted–films ever made.  It’s even got its own ride at Disney World, together with other classics such as The Wizard of Oz and Singin’ in the Rain.  It’s difficult–well-nigh impossible, in fact–to write or say anything about 1942’s Casablanca that hasn’t been written or said before.  So instead, I look to one of Herman Hupfeld’s most well-known songs to explain it.  This line from “As Time Goes By” is an apt summary of the film itself and why it has become a classic.


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