Casablanca: Movies and Memory Marc Augé

ISBN: 9780816656400

Published: August 20th 2009

Hardcover

120 pages


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Casablanca: Movies and Memory  by  Marc Augé

Casablanca: Movies and Memory by Marc Augé
August 20th 2009 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 120 pages | ISBN: 9780816656400 | 7.62 Mb

Marc Augé was eleven or twelve years old when he first saw Casablanca. Made in 1942 but not released in France until 1947, the film had a profound effect on him. Like cinephiles everywhere, Augé was instantly drawn to Rick Blaines mysterious past,MoreMarc Augé was eleven or twelve years old when he first saw Casablanca.

Made in 1942 but not released in France until 1947, the film had a profound effect on him. Like cinephiles everywhere, Augé was instantly drawn to Rick Blaines mysterious past, his friendship with Sam and Captain Renault, and Ilsas stirring, seductive beauty.

The film-with its recurring scenes of waiting, menace, and flight-occupies a significant place in Augés own memory of his uprooted childhood and the wartime exploits of his family.Marc Augés elegant and thoughtful essay on film and the nature of both personal and collective memory contends that some of our most haunting memories are deeply embedded in the cinema.

His own recollections of the hurried, often chaotic embarkations of his childhood, he writes, are become intertwined with scenes from Casablanca that have become bigger in his memory through repeated viewings in the movie houses of Pariss Latin Quarter.Seamlessly weaving together film criticism and memoir, Casablanca moves between Augés insights into the filmgoing experience and his reflections on his own life, the collective trauma of Frances wartime history, and how such events as the fall of Paris, the exodus of refugees, and the Occupation-all depicted in the film-were lived and are remembered.



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