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This paper examines how "Casablanca", directed by Michael Curtiz, is a 1942 romantic film set during World War II in the Vichy-controlled Moroccan city of Casablanca. It looks at how it explores the ideals of love and sacrifice in the context of World War Two and how these themes are propagated by the selfless actions of Rick, a cynical night club owner, and Ilsa, who must restrain her love for Rick in order to support her husband, Victor Laszlow.
From the Paper:"The costume and make-up of Rick and Victor Laszlow generates a comparison of their different roles in the war and complicates the audience's decision to sympathize with either one of them. Rick is attired in a bright white tuxedo and bowtie. His ensemble is neatly tailored to his body, producing an air of sophistication and strength which separates him from his clients. This costume implies that Rick is an important, masculine figure. Victor Laszlow's more conservative suit depicts his role as a leader. Unlike Rick, he wears a tie, reminding the audience of his practicality and pursuit of purpose. "
Sample of Sources Used:
- Janaro, Richard and Thelma Altshuler. "The Art of Being Human". 8th edition. New York: Pearson Longman, 2006.
- Casablanca film from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casablanca_(film). Casablanca film, 1942.
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