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At home or in the computer lab, click on the link below and follow the instructions:

a) Visit Vincent's CASABLANCA HomePage Browse through the page.

b) Write in your journal about this film. Tell what you expect to see, why you imagine it is so loved by filmgoers. Also add any questions you may have.

2. WATCH THE MOVIE, "Casablanca."

Casablanca (1942)

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman

Director: Michael Curtiz

Synopsis: Much-loved, WWII-flavored story of intrigue and love teaming Bogart and Bergman as ill-fated lovers. Critically acclaimed, it's considered the ultimate classic. A must-see for fans of drama,romance, and suspense.

Runtime: 102 minutes

MPAA Rating: PG

Genres: Classic, Drama, Romance, Suspense


Write an informative essay with an Introduction, Body and Conclusion. For your controlling idea, explain how this film includes love, betrayal and redemption.

a) Give a synopsis of the plot in your own words.

b) Choose 5 questions from the list and write about them in your essay.

1.What was the theme of this film? What were the film makers trying to tell us? Were they successful? Justify your answer.

2.Did you learn anything from this movie? What was it?

3.Was there something you didn't understand about the movie?

4.What did you like best about the movie? Why?


5.Select an action performed by one of the characters in the film and explain why the character took that action. What motivated him or her? What did this motivation have to do with the theme of the film?

6.Who was your favorite character in the movie? Why?

7.Who was your least favorite character in the movie? Why?

8.Describe the use of color in the film? Did it advance the emotions the film makers were trying to evoke? How would you have used color in the movie?

9.Analyze the use of music in the movie. Did it enhance the story that the film makers were trying to tell? How would you have used music in this movie?

10.Did all of the events portrayed in the film ring true? Describe the scenes that you found especially accurate. Which sequences didn't seem to match reality? Why?

11.What was the structure of the story told by the movie?

12.How did the editing of the film advance the story that the film makers were trying to tell? Explain how?