Something for Thursday

Because the movie has been on my brain since we saw it on Sunday, here is a suite of Max Steiner’s amazing music from Casablanca. The score’s greatness is all the more amazing when you consider yet another bits of this movie’s production lore: Steiner disliked “As Time Goes By” and wanted to do a song of his own, and the only reason he didn’t get his way is because Ingrid Bergman had moved on to her next role and had already had her hair cut for the new picture, rendering any reshoots impossible.

I can not get over all the ways that Casablanca really should not be anywhere near as good as it is.

Anyway, you’re here for some music, so:


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