itsnotmymind (itsnotmymind) wrote,

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The Importance of Exit Visas - What Casablanca Gets Wrong

I recently read Destination Casablanca: Exile, Espionage, and the Battle for North Africa in World War II, by Meredith Hindley. The book is nearly 500 pages - and tells the true story of the city of Casablanca during World War II.

I read the book in part because of my deep love for the movie Casablanca. I was especially curious to find out what the movie gets wrong. Sure enough, the author includes a section at the end of the book where she discusses the accuracy of the movie. But there is one significant discrepancy that she only touches on. I would like to take about it in more depth. It is very significant to the plot of the movie, to how the refugee experience is portrayed.

The fortunate ones…might obtain exit visasCollapse )
Tags: casablanca, destination casablanca

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