The Making of Casablanca by Aljean Harmetz audiobook

The Making of Casablanca: Bogart, Bergman, and World War II

By Aljean Harmetz
Read by Scott Brick

Hollywoodland Audio
12.82 Hours 1
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Critically acclaimed when published in 1992 as Round Up the Usual Suspects, The Making of Casablanca offers the ultimate insider’s look at the politics and personalities behind the most celebrated movie of all time—Casablanca. In this updated version, this critically acclaimed book draws upon years of research, including access to Ingrid Bergman’s personal acting diaries and the vast Warner Brothers archives, as well as interviews with many of those close to the film, including the late Paul Henreid, Lauren Bacall, and scriptwriters Howard Koch and Julius Epstein. Richly detailed and full of surprises, The Making of Casablanca debunks many cherished myths about the casting, script, story, and stars, to reveal the realities of the highly pressured Hollywood studio system during World War II.

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Critically acclaimed when published in 1992 as Round Up the Usual Suspects, The Making of Casablanca offers the ultimate insider’s look at the politics and personalities behind the most celebrated movie of all time—Casablanca. In this updated version, this critically acclaimed book draws upon years of research, including access to Ingrid Bergman’s personal acting diaries and the vast Warner Brothers archives, as well as interviews with many of those close to the film, including the late Paul Henreid, Lauren Bacall, and scriptwriters Howard Koch and Julius Epstein.

Richly detailed and full of surprises, The Making of Casablanca debunks many cherished myths about the casting, script, story, and stars, to reveal the realities of the highly pressured Hollywood studio system during World War II.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Narrator Scott Brick delivers a solid and thoroughly satisfying performance focused on the factual thread of the narrative with little embellishment. Here is an ideal choice, not only for listeners who cherish this particular film, but also for anyone interested in the realities and practicalities of classic filmmaking.” AudioFile
“A rich detective story that gets to the bottom of the Casablanca story.” Boston Globe
“Splendid…Gracefully written and thoroughly researched.” New York Times Book Review
“A fascinating story of how the studio system created an immortal film in spite of itself.” Newsweek

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Author

Author Bio: Aljean Harmetz

Author Bio: Aljean Harmetz

Aljean Harmetz is the author of The Making of The Wizard of Oz, as well as numerous other film-related books. She is a former journalist for the New York Times.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 12.82
Audience: Adult
Language: English