Casablanca

That used to be my favorite movie. Unwaveringly so. Unabashedly so. I loved that movie. I’ve probably seen it dozens of times.

But now I really don’t have a favorite movie anymore. I’m just not that sure of myself anymore maybe. I don’t hang tight to positions like I used to. Now I know how much everything means and counts and I just can’t commit I guess.

Back then I used to find the movie so romantic and passionate. I felt a kindredness with Humphrey Bogart’s character as well as Ingrid Bergman’s. But now, if anything, I feel like I’m more of a Victor Lazlo. But come on….who wants that? No one ends up happy in that movie and that simply isn’t my trajectory. It’s not something I want to believe. It’s not something I want on my radar. So…..even though I own the movie I don’t think I’ve seen it in over a decade.

But this movie is still on the list of ones I won’t pass up if I happen upon them while flipping through live TV. As would be…..

50 first dates, Avatar, Secretary (Spader/Gyllenhaal), The Breakfast Club, and a handful more. But are any of them my favorite movie? Nope.

This is probably the same reason why I’ve never gotten a tattoo and why I rarely make it a point to see an artist perform live or go to events. I just can’t commit to things that wholeheartedly. I rather just like to go with the flow of life and enjoy what’s presented. I’ve stumbled into things I never would have had a chance to see or know about that way. Stumbled into realities I never would have guessed.

Sooooo..no more Casablanca for me.

“Here’s looking at you” world!!

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Author: porngirl3

I have always enjoyed reading and writing. Maybe because I have always been on the quiet and reclusive side; which most people may not guess at first glance or if seeing me in a social setting, especially around people I am comfortable with but it’s also not something I have an issue with. I need solitude to recharge. Writing gives me the peace and time to renew myself...here that is offered to you for your enjoyment and pleasure as well. I hope. Lol

11 thoughts on “Casablanca”

  1. There is stuff I used to be passionate about, Casablanca, for example, but not so much any more. Now that I think about it, I don’t have a favorite movie any more. There are actors whose work I enormously admire, Burton, O’Toole, the recently deceased Albert Finney are three. Marcia Gay Harden is an extraordinary actress. I think of her, Finney, and Gabriel Byrne in Miller’s Crossing. That film was an acting tour de force.
    But the movies have lost a lot of their magic for me.
    I feel like I don’t fit into the studios’ target market any longer.

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    1. Ohhhhh. That looks good. I’ll have to watch it. I love gritty mob movies as long as they aren’t exceptionally violent. Lol

      With so many movies and original programming and independent and international. We are in the golden age to find movies of all genres.

      Don’t give up….but I know what you mean about mainstream movies. I kind of agree. Most if it I find extraordinarily tedious and full of itself.
      Don’t even get me started on Bird Box. I knew the minute I saw that trailer it was gonna be horrid. Ugghhhh. Maybe depth doesn’t sell. πŸ€·πŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸ™„πŸ€¨

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      1. Sometimes it takes years for movie to become a “classic” and an artistic success. “Casablanca” we just such a film. It didn’t start out to be a classic, just another Hollywood commercial venture. Ronald Reagan was even considered for Bogart’s role, Rick. Another accidental classic is “It’s A Wonderful Life”. It did OK, but became a Christmas favorite because public television stations broadcast it every year at one time. It will be interesting to see what the “classics” will be from the films of the last forty years,

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