#628: Casablanca with Michael Phillips / FS Madness Final Four

CASABLANCA is one of the most enduring and beloved films of Hollywood’s Golden Age. Three-quarters of a century after its 1942 release, its famous lines, songs and faces have retained their power. But what does the film itself have to offer 21st-century audiences? (Spoiler: quite a lot actually.) In honor of its 75th anniversary, Adam, guest host Michael Phillips and film professor Katharine Fusco revisit the WWII-era classic with a Sacred Cow review. Plus, Michael mocks and then kinda sorta recommends Terrence Malick's "Song to Song," and the Filmspotting Madness Final Four is revealed.

This episode of Filmspotting is presented by Kayak.

0:00-2:01 - Billboard
2:01-42:32 - Sacred Cow: "Casablanca"
Dooley Wilson, "As Time Goes By"
43:58-51:15 - MP Review: "Song to Song"
51:15-1:11:26 - Filmspotting Madness
1:11:26-1:16:57 - Close / Outtake

NOTES / LINKS

Katharine Fusco

Laura Miller's Slate article on "Casablanca"

Wisconsin Film Festival

WMUU

Filmspotting Pantheon

Filmspotting Madness Voting

Filmspotting Madness Bracket

Movies Are Prayers, available for pre-order