Happy Bastille Day

One of the best scenes in cinema, the scene of the “dueling anthems” in Casablanca, when the crowd drowns out the German anthem with “La Marseillaise”. Gives me goosebumps every time, especially considering that most of those extras and actors with bit parts were actual refugees from Europe, they had fled the Nazis, fled to America, many of them had families in concentration camps, and here they were, playing that actual situation in a film. It was personal. It was an intense day of filming and the emotion expressed is not counterfeit, one of the many reasons why the scene is so powerful.

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