Michael Curtiz

Old school guy who directed a billion movies, most of them pretty good.

Casablanca (1942) -- Deserves all the fame it gets, a movie that still holds up so many decades later.  Very smart, very funny, very romantic, perfect actors.  The best thing about the movie is the running tension of almost every single character doing the opposite of what they want to do (and what they claim to be) for the good of something or someone else.  It makes you believe in ideals again without stooping to the sentimental crap we get today, especially in terms of patriotism.  Here's looking at you, kid. A

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