How Casablanca May Have Influenced Star Wars

September 19, 2014 – Casablanca (1942), consistently ranked by film critics as one of the best-produced films of all time and winner of the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1943, preceded the release of the original Star Wars (1977) by 35 years. Yet both cinematic giants share a number of similarities and tap into a familiar storytelling formula, which may account for their classical success.

First watch the original Casablanca trailer below, then compare it to the hybrid “recut Casablanca trailer” after that, and see if you can spot the uncanny similarities:

For a fuller discussion and side-by-side comparison of the films, click HERE.

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