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Linking “Parasite” and “Casablanca”

February 16, 2020

Last week The Best Picture Academy Award/Oscar went to “Parasite,” the lone upset among the major awards. It is an excellent film.

I have a “link” to another Best Picture winner, a true classic, an all time great Casablanca, that category’s choice 76 years earlier (1943-the film premiered briefly in ’42, won for ’43, getting the award in ’44).

Among the great scenes in Casablanca is one involving star Humphrey Bogart, who won the Academy Award for his performance in “Casablanca,” and the superb actor, Peter Lorre.

There are references to and usage of the word “parasite,” most notably Bogart’s “Rick” objecting to a “cut rate one.”


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