Introduction: Casablanca–Popular Film of the Century

  title={Introduction: Casablanca–Popular Film of the Century},
  author={Ray Merlock},
  journal={Journal of Popular Film and Television},
  pages={2 - 4}
  • R. Merlock
  • Published 1 January 2000
  • Art
  • Journal of Popular Film and Television
Abstract It seems in many ways appropriate to dedicate this issue of the Journal of Popular Film and Television to Murray Burnett–appropriate but also a bit sad. Fans and scholars who can recite nearly every line of dialogue from Casablanca, who worship Bogart and Bergman, and who could watch and rewatch the film have never heard of Burnett. In 1981, I was asked to serve on a panel, “From Stage to Screen,” for a Modern Language Association conference. It was while I was teaching Casablanca that… 
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