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We’ll Always Have Casablanca

Noah Isenberg

The story of how Casablanca was made and how it became the most beloved of Hollywood movies.

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Released in 1942, Casablanca won four Oscars, including Best Picture, and featured unforgettable performances by Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman.

We’ll Always Have Casablanca offers a rich account of the film’s origins, the myths and realities behind its production, and the reasons it remains so revered today. Through extensive research and interviews with film-makers, Noah Isenberg explores the ways in which the film continues to dazzle audiences and saturate popular culture over seventy-five years after its release.

Critic Reviews

An exuberant study of the phenomenon.

The Times
Critic Reviews

An affectionate compendium of Casablanca lore . . . a highbrow fan scrapbook stuffed with facts and gossip, weighty critical opinions tucked alongside exuberant movie-mag trivia . . . A heartfelt book.

Sunday Times
Critic Reviews

Combining trenchant analysis of the film’s poetic and political power with a well-researched and playful account of its legacy, We’ll Always Have Casablanca is a necessary book.

Los Angeles Review of Books
Critic Reviews

A treasure trove of facts and anecdotes.

Peter Biskind, New York Times Book Review

Noah Isenberg is director of screen studies and professor of culture and media at the New School, the author of Edgar G. Ulmer and editor of Weimar Cinema, and the recipient of an NEH Public Scholar Award.

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