Casablanca – Michael Curtiz – 1942

1. Consider the individual elements of the film mentioned by Ebert and Tobias. Is it true that taking away even one element would greatly compromise Casablanca?

2. Which of the supporting performances really stands out in your mind? Why?

3. Think about some of the film’s most famous (though often misquoted) lines of dialogue. Why do you think these lines are familiar to people who have never seen the movie?

4. Agree or disagree: Casablanca is the perfect date movie. Explain your answer.