A few weeks ago, we got into a big, fun chat about movies of the 1980s. In the midst of that conversation, screenwriter and University of Southern California film professor Jack Epps Jr. made the great observation that most movies are a product of the era they were made in, even the ones we see as timeless. As an example. he cited Casablanca which is a great one.
The World War II unrequited love story is practically a dictionary definition of classic.
The Kentucky Theatre has shown it numerous times since I moved here 10 years ago, and it always draws huge crowds. It's constantly referenced in pop culture -- juts saw a Simpsons allusion the other night -- and would probably be on many, many Top 10 lists of classics, including mine.
But with another showing of Casablanca coming up on July 23, as part of the Kentucky's Summer Classics Series, I'm asking you: What is it you love about Casablanca?
Is it Bogie and Bergman. Is it the great lines? The story? That song? The fact they don't make 'em like that anymore? Post a comment here or send me an e-mail, and I'll try to put together a little something before the movie shows next week.