Casablanca at 75

Casablanca at 75

Casablanca at 75
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Movies today just don’t do subtlety the same way Casablanca did.
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True, true, oh so true, movies are not subtle on any level today.

One would think Hollywood was influenced by something opposed to God and Jesus.

God the ultimate under-stater is so quiet that when He says, “Let there be light” a whole Universe lights up. Can’t get much more subtle than that.

When someone is dead to self, alive in Jesus and speaking the words given by the Holy Spirit, well, bones can be broken with soft speech.

… and soft speech can break bones. (Proverbs 25:15)

The reader should also note that Jesus warned, though no one obeyed Him, not to go all public, all Snap-Chat, Fakebook or Twitter about the miracles done in their lives. Indeed, it is said of Jesus that, He will not shout or cry out, or raise his voice in the streets. (Isaiah 42:2) This is why liars shout the lies and Hollywood has reduced itself to just noise. Down to the point of crassness.

A lot of worldly preachers are known for their constant loud talking, but the Spirit of Jesus is one of understatement and subtlety. Ever noticed how Jesus is the ultimate under-stater? When Jesus told a crippled woman she was “set free” it happened.

On a Sabbath Jesus was teaching in one of the synagogues, and a woman was there who had been crippled by a spirit for eighteen years. She was bent over and could not straighten up at all. When Jesus saw her, he called her forward and said to her, “Woman, you are set free from your infirmity.” Then he put his hands on her, and immediately she straightened up and praised God. (Luke 13:10-13) 


Note that the lawyers of the day, the “unique” prosecutors in the days of Jesus were right there ready to arrest Jesus for being unlawful in the practice of His religion.

You can be sure that if “I” healed someone in the name of Jesus that King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg and Team would be all over me for practicing medicine without a license. Plus the added charge of not keeping my religion behind church walls because they, those “unique” and “humble” King County Prosecutors heard it “was a cult.”

Indignant because Jesus had healed on the Sabbath, the synagogue ruler said to the people, “There are six days for work. So come and be healed on those days, not on the Sabbath.” (Luke 13:14) 

Well, here’s looking at you

_____________________________________________________________________ ~ opinion unto righteousness ~ timothy williams
[proverbs 18:2]

Monday, December 4, 2017
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Article Reference

(—Casablanca is so enshrined in Old Hollywood nostalgia, so widely quoted, so frequently parodied and lampooned, so totally woven into the fabric of what you stereotypically think of when you think “classic Hollywood movie,” that, like Great Expectations, it becomes easy to completely lose the plot amidst all the trappings. This is unfortunate, because that plot and those characters are the deeply satisfying steak underneath all the seductive sizzle of Claude Rains’ dry wit or Humphrey Bogart rocking a white tux.

As this revered film turns 75, all that glamor—all that unmatched quotability—is a welcome tonic to the loud films of 2017. Movies today just don’t do subtlety the same way Casablanca did. But it’s the arc of protagonist Rick Blaine—the sullen anti-hero whiling his life away in the deep, dark purgatory of being a successful businessman that all the single ladies feel weak-kneed around—that makes this essential viewing no matter the year.