I was only two when the movie came out but it was a movie I’ve watched over and over as a kid. When I was younger it was about the close friendship of a little girl and her best friend, Thomas J, played by childhood star Macullay Culkin. The inseparable duo road their bikes around town looking for new adventures and finding out more about each other.
Tonight I re-watched the movie with a whole new appreciation and understanding of the classic film. Although a movie’s about the unbreakable friendship between a boy and girl, its about life and death told from through the perspective of an innocent 11 year old child and the experience she has living at a funeral parlor.
Because I’ve seen it so many times as I kid, I thought it was a given that all kids my age have seen it. But I’m sitting next to two twenty year olds who are watching it for the first time which is what sparked my interest to post a blog about one of the most memorable and most impacting movies of my childhood.
Last night I drove an hour west of my town in New Jersey to a little town called Doylestown, PA in the quaint Bucks County. I went to catch up with two of my London study abroad friends. We bought tickets to see Casablanca in the old Majestic like theater called The County Theatre. Although all three of us have already seen the movie, many times I might add, we thought it would be just the cutest thing to watch the old classic movie on the big screen just how our grandparents had seen it. Casablanca could be one of my favorite movies of all time. Its not only a great love story but its first and foremost a movie about American strength. Besides finding the political significance in the movie, the movie’s love story is the part of the movie that really grabs the attention of so many.
I think I shed a tear every time
Humphrey Bogart looks at Ingrid Bergman and says “Here’s looking at you kid.” And who doesn’t get all sentimental when Bogart reassures Bergman by telling her “we’ll always have Paris.” Ohhh just typing it out gets me all choked up!
I have seen Casablanca on the tv, laying in bed watching it on my computer, but nothing beats watching it on the big screen in one of the cutest towns I’ve ever been to.
Seeing how the movie was in black and white, I thought a black and white photo was suiting.