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  • Author:
    Aljean Harmetz
  • ISBN:
    0786888148
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    Hachette Books; 1 edition (October 23, 2002)
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    416 pages
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 356-389) and index. In late 1941, a play called Everybody Comes to Rick's went from being a standard World War II romantic suspense film to an exceptional movie, earning Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Screenplay. Harmetz has written the inside story of the making of Casablanca. Just another movie - The studio: Jack L. Warner, executive producer.

Aljean Harmetz Snippet view - 1993. Aljean Harmetz is the author of The Making of The Wizard of Oz, as well as numerous other film-related books

Aljean Harmetz Snippet view - 1993. Round Up the Usual Suspects: The Making of Casablanca : Bogart, Bergman, and. Aljean Harmetz Snippet view - 1992. References to this book. Becoming Film Literate: The Art and Craft of Motion Pictures Vincent LoBrutto Snippet view - 2005. Aljean Harmetz is the author of The Making of The Wizard of Oz, as well as numerous other film-related books. A former journalist for the New York Times, she lives in Los Angeles. Bibliographic information. The Making of Casablanca: Bogart, Bergman, and World War II. Author. illustrated, reprint.

Aljean Harmetz believes that every movie is a creature built from accidents and blind choices - a mechanical monster . From Publishers Weekly.

Aljean Harmetz believes that every movie is a creature built from accidents and blind choices - a mechanical monster constructed of camera angles. Casablanca was a mosaic of fortune-good and bad," she writes, and she draws on a broad range of interviews and documents to conjure up the film world of 1942.

Harmetz' heroes are the scriptwriter brothers Epstein, producer Hal Wallis and Humphrey Bogart. The role of the partial villain is played by egoistic Jack Warner who raced to the Academy Awards podium to snatch the Oscar away from his executive producer.

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Aljean Harmetz is the author of The Making of The Wizard of Oz, as well as numerous other film-related books

Aljean Harmetz is the author of The Making of The Wizard of Oz, as well as numerous other film-related books.

Published: 1 October 1993. by University of California Press.

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Set during World War II, it focuses on an American expatriate who must choose between his love for a woman and helping her and her husband, a Czech resistance leader, escape from the Vichy-controlled city of Casablanca to continue his fight against the Germans. He told Aljean Harmetz, author of Round Up the Usual Suspects: The Making of Casablanca, that he was cast because he was Bogart's drinking buddy Madeleine Lebeau as Yvonne, Rick's soon-discarded girlfriend.

Critically acclaimed when published in 1992 as Round Up the Usual Suspects, The Making of Casablanca offers the ultimate insider's look at the politics and personalities behind the most celebrated movie of all time--Casablanca. Updated and timed for the 60th anniversary (Thanksgiving Day, 1942) of this movie, this critically acclaimed book draws upon years of research, including access to Ingrid Bergman's personal acting diaries and the vast Warner Brothers archives, as well as interviews with many of those close to the film, including the late Paul Henreid, Lauren Bacall, and scriptwriters Howard Koch and Julius Epstein. Richly detailed and full of surprises, The Making of Casablanca debunks many cherished myths about the casting, script, story, and stars, to reveal the realities of the highly pressured Hollywood studio system during World War II.

santa
One of the best Hollywood books you'll ever read. Not only does it cover in great detail the making of Casablanca, but it also details studio owner Jack Warner, producer Hal Wallis, writers Howard Koch and the Epstein brothers but also fascinating stories on many of the extras in the movie who fled Nazi Germany. The book is also a great history of Hollywood during WWII. I cannot recommend this book highly enough.
Rainbearer
A wonderful book, and not just for Casablanca fans. It gives a thoroughly readable, and vivid, account of the the process of moviemaking during WW2 and of how that has changed over the years. Casablanca fans - an enormous audience - will learn much about the many, almost chance, circumstances which led the film to its final form. Without the Hays code, Rick might have ended up with Ilsa. Without Bergman's commitment to For Whom The Bell Tolls, "As Time Goes By" might not have featured in the film. There are many other such chance circumstances detailed in the book. I've long loved the movie, but I didn't expect the book to be this good.
ndup
I've been a Casablanca fan for at least the last 60 years. I'm one of those obnoxious characters who says the lines in the movie along with the actors. Few people are now willing to join me as I watch the movie for the umpteenth time. And regarding Casablanca, I don't care. The Making of Casablanca gave me fascinating insights into the making of the movie and the lives of those involved, including people in the smaller parts, such as Yvonne, Rick's jilted girlfriend, or Sasha, the smiling bartender.
zzzachibis
Lots of background and detail, but maybe a little too much context. I'm more interested in what happened at the studio and on the soundstages than I am in the various machinations in Washington, DC. Still, a compelling enough story to send me in search of Harmetz's "Making of the Wizard of Oz" as well.
Ber
I've been watching this movie for 30 years. The book was a nice peek behind the scenes at the industry and the times that shaped how movies were made. Fairly light on the movie details itself, but that what other reviews say too. Enjoyed it very much
Netlandinhabitant
The best book I have found about this great movie. The information about the actual making of the move was as interesting as all the info about the cast and crew. It is a keeper.
Zainian
Have you ever purchased something twice and started to read or listen to it and realize you have already read or purchased it before?

As Bogart says in his cafe, " I was misinformed". A few years ago,I bought and read this book under the title, "Round Up The Usual Suspects" and I enjoyed it very much. I then bought it again (recently, I'm not that disoriented-yet) under it's new title, "The Making of Casablanca" same book, and same level of enjoyment. Aljean Harmetz was a New York Times correspondent and she is a skilled writer. Ms. Harmetz unfurls the story of the production of "Casablanca" in an entertaining fashion. So many things could have been undone by the studio and the government (released before World War II) the producer Hal Wallis kept the production on even keel and how Wallis went about it, is the crux of the story. Great insight into the era and the number of refugees who portray refugees, Bogart stories and Bergman tales. A really absorbing read, especially if you are a fan of the movie...and who isn't?
Wonderful book! Very well researched and told in a compelling way.