'Casablanca' and its Place in US History Film Review by joanne

'Casablanca' and its Place in US History
A look at the film 'Casablanca' in relation to WWII.
# 1813 | 1,610 words | 4 sources | 2001 | US
Published on Feb 17, 2003 in Film (Analysis, Criticism, Etc.) , History (European - World Wars)

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This paper correlates the film "Casablanca" to the history of the Second World War. It speaks of isolationism, interventionism, and the evolution of American sentiment toward war and women.

From the Paper:

""I stick my neck out for nobody" (Casablanca). This statement made by Rick Blaine sums up the general attitude of the American people at the start of the Second World War. At the time when America was just on the brink of declaring war on the belligerent nations, a chunk of the population still had several qualms about America's entry into the war. People from the civilian sector, the political arena and other sectors were perpetually opposed to the idea of America ever going into war. This popular sentiment of isolationism was reflected in several aspects in history. One was a series of Neutrality acts in the late 1930s, which prohibited America from shipping arms or providing loans to belligerent nations. In addition to this, the senate investigations of munitions industries, in which industries were believed to involved in promoting war, also reflect this opinion of American society (Norton 744)."

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