Casablanca: Script and Legend ePUB Ï Casablanca:

Released in December , Casablanca is the classic of all classic films, the enduring triumph of Hollywood's golden age This volume contains the complete screenplay as well as a behindthescenes look at how the Oscarwinning movie was made, by one of its writers, Howard Koch Charles Champlin, Roger Ebert, Umberto Eco, and others contribute incisive analyses of the movie's timeless appeal, and twentyfive beautifully reproduced stills capture the dramatically charged scenes of this true American classic Casablanca: Script and Legend


About the Author: Howard Koch

Howard E Koch was an American playwright and screenwriter who was blacklisted by the Hollywood movie studio bosses in the 1950s.



10 thoughts on “Casablanca: Script and Legend

  1. says:

    On either side of what is arguably one of the greatest screenplays ever is a series of essays talking about the making of, the behind-the-scenes, reviews at the time and retrospectives and analyses of the film 50 years later. A look at the importance and incredible storytelling 'Casablanca' had in 1942 and has affected years later was fascinating to read, but still not as wonderful to re


  2. says:

    Synopsis: the best film of all time? The author was one of the writers. This thirtieth anniversary work contains the screenplay, analysis and photos.


  3. says:

    This was a university must-read/watch. My rating and likeness for this screenplay may be affected by it being the first screenplay I ever read and analyzed.


  4. says:

    Μy favourite movie...and one of the best love stories evah!!


  5. says:

    Timeless classic as it is , I have always found war stories riveting and poignant and more so, those with the Nazi occupations as background ....


  6. says:

    This book has been in my collection for well over a decade. At the time of purchase, I had only flipped through it to read excerpts from the script.

    Recently, I was inspired to pull it from my bookshelf and read the surrounding material—preface, foreword, introductions, essays, and reviews—by such notable names as Ralph J. Gleason (renown music critic and founding editor of Rolling Stone


  7. says:

    Not everyone thinks reading a script is fun, but when that script is for Casablanca (arguably one of the best films of all time) and the book includes the backstory behind the script and the movie itself, then it's a MUST READ for movie fans and readers alike.

    I followed along with the script while watching the movie, which gave me a real feel for the actors' ability to breath life into the wri


  8. says:

    One of the greatest scripts of all time. The writing in this is utterly brilliant and something that every screenwriter should read. The nail-biting story behind it is fascinating and adds to the impressiveness of the wit and depth behind it. Although the last section of the book is basically Koch complaining about how modern movies are made and that we shouldn't have auteurs. His ramblings take away from th


  9. says:

    Best love story of all time, disguised as a war movie. Absolutely perfect. I've seen this movie half a dozen times and reading the script isn't a bore. Highly recommend to anyone who loves classic cinema.


  10. says:

    One of my favorite movies of all time. Reading the script brought it to life in a new way. Didn't really care for the essays - they were repetitive and too superficial to hold my interest. Would have much preferred if movie trivia was included instead.


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