There will be a test. If you watch the movie, you'll be able to answer these questions:
- Why did Rick tell Capt. Renault he came to Casablanca?
- What did Rick tell Maj. Strasser when the latter asked his nationality?
- What color did Ilsa wear that day in Paris?
- Who wore grey?
- What about Ugarte did Rick object?
- Why was Capt. Renault unconcerned about the gun pointed at his heart?
- Who is Ferrari going to pay for the cigarettes?
- What were Capt. Renault's instructions following the killing of a character at the end of the film?
- What did Capt. Renault say he was shocked (shocked!) to discover happening at Rick's?
- What kind of man is Capt. Renault?
- What watch?
- How much did Ilsa offer Rick for his thoughts?
- If it's December 1941 in Casablanca, what time is it in New York?
- Where did Rick hide the letters of transit?
Update: The answers (with video!)
This is from memory, so here goes:ReplyDelete
For the water
A cut-rate (opportunist)?
Round up the usual suspects
a true democrat?
In Sams piano
I figure I got 9-10 right?
Guess I'm only a cut-rate fan...
Elwin: You done pretty good:ReplyDelete
1. close enough, assuming a typo
6. you did not answer
10. nope, though, yes Rick called him that. However, that question was asked word-for-word in the movie. I'm looking for the answer given.
11. nope, there was a direct response to that question in the movie.
13. nope, there was a direct response to that question in the movie.
So, you got 8 exactly right (2,3,4,7,8,9,12,14) another that's close enough (1), and half-right on another (5). And you were technically correct with one answer (10), though if you listen for that exact question in the film, you get a much, much better answer.
Not bad. Not bad at all, from memory.
So, you're just like any other fan, only more so.
This is a hard test.ReplyDelete
Andy: Then you haven't watched Casablanca enoughReplyDelete
Woody Allen would have aced itReplyDelete
Don: to be sure.ReplyDelete
Which points out that I should update with a 15th question: Which character uttered the phrase, "Play it again, Sam?"
THAT ONE I know, Basil!ReplyDelete
I'll have a go at two of the questions Elwin didn't answer: number 6 'my least vulnerable spot' and number 11 'ten watch'.ReplyDelete
Good quiz! How about one for Lion In Winter?
My health, I came to Casablanca for the waters.ReplyDelete
I'm a drunkard
A cut-rate parasite
That is my least vulnerable part
Round up the usual suspects
Just like any other man, only more so
10 watch, such watch
asleep - so it's sleep time
in Sam's piano
15th question - Woody Allen in a different movie
Am I the only person that has a problem with this Casablanca? For so long I had heard how fantastic this movie was, and when I finally saw it, I was...well, I didn't like it. I couldn't believe that people think that is a great love story. I have no respect for Ilsa. She is a disgrace as a wife. And not because she moved forward after thinking her husband was dead, but because she was willing to leave him at the end. Marriage is supposed to be forever. Everything else in the movie is wonderful, and I love old b/w movies, but I just can't get past that one point.ReplyDelete
Your points about Ilsa are valid. But to me, one of the strengths of Casablanca is that all of the characters are flawed (excepting, perhaps Laszlo), and, despite their wants and desires, do the right thing.
Rick was correct in that, if she didn't go with Laszlo, she'd regret it. So, yes, she was going to make a terrible mistake.
She was young and weak. But we've all been, to varying degrees.
When she comes to see Rick alone Ilsa initially wants the Letters of Transit and tries to force them from him with a gun. It is only after they talk that she is so torn between Rick and Laszlo that she tells Rick he must do the thinking for both of them. He says he will and he does, concocting the scheme to send her off with Laszlo. She goes with Laszlo in the end making it, for me, a story of her temptation but ultimate fidelity.ReplyDelete
This is not Johnny, this is your sister... You did this quiz for me a long time ago. I need to watch the movie again. :-)ReplyDelete