Michael Critise, Bergman, Humphrey Bogart discussed on Q: The Podcast from CBC Radio

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I have you so much i hate this war so much the hungarianborn director michael critise he had a number of of of meetings with bergman throughout the production critise together with producer halbie wallison she wants to no one should ask samir schneede clarity in my critise is who is known for his difficulties with the english language his his response to her was don't very play it in between and in between she played it and that's actually what gave the the role of ills alone i think much of its it's it's grace and beauty and also just in made it that much more compelling bitch she throughout the production i think was was not totally certain hoover true love really was she said late in life that she kissed humphrey bogart but she never knew him and throughout the production bogart would often retreat to his trailer in between takes and would play chess with smoke i think there was little drinking went on there as well but there was no real you know for all all of the onscreen chemistry there was no real chemistry offscreen his messy whether or not for most viewers of casablanca the film will will be remembered as is one of the greatest wartime romances ever made and yet there's there's much more to it than just that warner brothers already in the in the 1930s made made antinazi films them and as a result harry warriner press into the studio he was called in to testify before congress and there was a very vocal faction within congress isolationist faction and they accused warner brothers of beating the drums of war and so harry warner together with his brother jack they were they were committed to to making these films to his defence on the floors of congress was that they were doing nothing other than showing two two two audiences what was actually happening across the globe and i think in in many respects they saw casablanca is is is one of those antinazi films that they began making.

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