- I started this blog as I entered my 40th year, and now firmly in my 40s, I continue to learn so much about life. I'm learning that life rarely goes according to plan and that there's something new to learn every single day, be it a subtle nudge or a smack in the face.... This is my blog about muddling through my 40s-working hard, writing a book, being an ammateur photographer, trying to exercise and eat well, endeavouring to be the world's best aunt, as well as having fun and laughing out loud every single day.
Thursday, April 3, 2014
C Dear Rocky - Casablanca
Well, we're certainly tackling a classic here!
Bogart and Bergman, Rick and Ilsa - this was an era that taught us to love like in the movies. But is love the right word to use?
We see chemistry and we see passion, but both of those words also fit with lust. Is there any intimacy? "We said no questions."
And then the infamous lyrics:
A kiss is just a kiss,
A sigh is just sigh.
Is a kiss just a kiss when we are truly in love?
It seems that even though he wasn't technically our hero, Laszlo won the girl in the end and was able to share a deep, intimate and committed love with Ilsa.
Is this the message that Casablanca sends to us about love? Passion and chemistry are not designed to be long-lived? That true love requires more, evolving over time and enduring.... even through a war?
I could never criticize a classic Hollywood movie. I love Casablanca and give it a 10/10.
Play it again, Rocky?