After recently stumbling upon “When Harry Met Sally” on TV one night (and watching it, even though I own it and watch it all the time) I felt especially inspired to complete #44 on my 101 in 1001 list: Watch Casablanca. So I did!
My thoughts? It was nothing like what I thought it would be. I guess I’ve never really read a synopsis, but I guess I expected a straight-up romance. But if you’ve ever seen it, you will know that romance is just one little side story within the overall plot. Regardless, it was definitely a great film and I can see how it is a classic. Also, by the way, it’s WAY shorter than I thought at only one hour and forty-two minutes. I was expecting three hours for some reason.
But the highlight for me was the occasional songs. They happen to overlap with the “When Harry Met Sally” soundtrack, which I highly doubt was accidental. With songs like “It Had To Be You” and “As Time Goes By,” I just couldn’t be disappointed. Sometimes, I forget how much I absolutely love, well, LOVE. Particularly the old-fashioned kind.