If it's December 1941 in Casablanca, what time is it in New York?
While it was fresh in my mind I decided to doodle up this little homage to the 1942 classic, Casablanca, and one of Hollywood's greatest actors ever, Humphrey Bogart. I know that a film like this is sort of out of my age bracket but I enjoy all good movies from any time period, big movie buff.. and Casablanca is one of the most powerful movies from its era.. or ever for that matter. Beyond that there is just a mystique about the classics that you don't get in the modern movies.. whether it be the style of acting, level of drama.. or just the qualities of a film shot in black and white that you don't see in something that is Technicolor-ed.
Smoking was a big thing in movies back then, and sure enough Mr. Bogart (who runs a bar in the movie) did his fare share.. Incorporating the signature movie tactic for intensity in the 40's and 50's I gave it some modern flare.. letting the lit puff stick bring some color, albeit a little into the picture to intensify the look.
Hope this is something that everyone finds pleasurable to the eye, tried to make it as gritty and yet as smooth as possible.
Casablanca - Warner Brothers
Humphrey Bogart - December 25, 1899 – January 14, 1957Thanks for the classics, may you continue to rest in peace.