Here’s looking at you, kid…

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Yesterday night I saw Casablanca for the second time in my life. The first
time it didn’t make half the impression. It’s a real stunning film. On the
screen dump above, Bogey’s reading some awful letter sent to him by the
lovely Ilsa Lund (Bergman) while breaking his heart in Parisian rain. ouch!
Thank god it’s all just a flashback! Back to good old Casablanca where
booze is cheap and papers to get to Lisbon are quite expensive. Hey, what
did you expect? It’s a war out there! Anyway… buy yourself the —just
released— upgraded, fully restored and remastered Casablanca DVD w/
all sorts of neat specials, like Lauren Bacall on Bogart and an excellent
Looney Toons animated ode to Michael Curtiz’ classic called ‘Carrotblanca’,
starring Bugs Bunny as Rick, a super weird Tweety as Ugarte (portrayed
in the original by M’s Peter Lorre), and Daffy Duck is ‘play-it’ Sam. Quite
unique…

imdb trivia:
The last line is one of the most misquoted lines in all of film history. The
correct line is, ‘Louie, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.’
This line was a last-minute addition, thought up by producer Hal B. Wallis
and dubbed in by Humphrey Bogart after filming was completed.