Julia Hughes - writing thrilling adventures - time after time after time.
The great movie played in cinemas across the United States, and I've never wanted to be in America more. What a mind blowing experience to see the legendary Bogie up there on the Silver Screen and hear him mutter those immortal lines "Here's looking at you kid!" Not forgetting the anguish of Ingrid Bergman, lips trembling, tears shining in her lovely eyes when Rick tells her: "We'll always have Paris." Swoon.
Since I first saw the movie too many years ago, my favourite character has always been the impervious Sydney Greenstreet. He steals every scene he's in, with barely a flicker of his horsefly whisk.
“Might as well be frank, Monsieur. It would take a miracle to get you out of Casablanca, and the Germans have outlawed miracles.”
But of course, if the price was right, the big man would make it so.
As with all creations verging on the mystical, rumours and anecdotes surround the movie. And my favourite is that lurking somewhere in this big old world there is an alternative ending: Just because I'm into alternative history and might have beens - but then Casablanca is perfect, and how can you improve on perfection?
For more about Casablanca, shoot over to Stephen Spencer's site - a self confessed movie trivia addict, he's even got a fun quiz waiting for you! Go on and give it a go - you never know, it could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
Wren Prenderson; "A Ripple in Time" best hero.
"The Griffin Cryer" best Urban Fantasy. Thank you to the hard working judges and everyone who voted at the eFestival of Words, organised by Julie Dawson, of Bards & Sages.
A Raucous Time, A Ripple in Time, and The Griffin Cryer. Thank you to Julie and her hard working panel of judges and reviewers.
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