It seems that Paris and memories are haunting the blogs at the moment…
So I’ll dedicate this MUSIC entry to an ingenious film – one of the best, most perfect and greatest ever shot –

CASABLANCA

and also to this marvellous place, which gave name to the film and to all politically engaged people… I love the last scene when the corrupt Vichy official Renault throws the Vichy bottle into the basket – before he is leaving with Bogart who says: “Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.”

Full of memories, flash backs, full of emotions: “We will always have Paris” – another one of the great quotes of the film! Nobody can take you your sweet souvenirs… and perhaps they are better than all reality?

So listen now to the amazing voice of Dooley Wilson, when he sings A Kiss Is Just A Kiss – after the adorable Ingrid Bergman implores him to do so: “Play it, Sam! Play As Time Goes By!” Yes, again and again….

Below Ingrid Bergman explains why the film has been so successful and reveals a surprising secret…

And there is another interview with her for my francophone friends – it’s quite nice to listen to Ingrid Bergman talking French😉

“Here’s looking at you, kid.”

“As time goes by”

(music and words by Herman Hupfeld)

You must remember this
A kiss is just a kiss, a sigh is just a sigh.
The fundamental things apply
As time goes by.

And when two lovers woo
They still say, “I love you.”
On that you can rely
No matter what the future brings
As time goes by.

Moonlight and love songs
Never out of date.
Hearts full of passion
Jealousy and hate.
Woman needs man
And man must have his mate
That no one can deny.

It’s still the same old story
A fight for love and glory
A case of do or die.
The world will always welcome lovers
As time goes by.

Oh yes, the world will always welcome lovers
As time goes by.

The song saturday is hosted by Kirsten