Monday, April 9, 2007


It has been a long time now since i wanted to c this movie..N at last my desire was fulfilled yesterday when i watched it with my husband..
Though it was not all that magical, i loved the movie.. It is very realistic n the characters r all simply adorable...The surprise twist in the end really reminded me of another Hindi movie..The song "As time goes by" is splendid and Humphrey Bugart as a saloon owner is very charming..
To classic lovers, I wud say a must see.. It makes you think, think about war times, the black and white era, and much more..N more so for the lyrics of the song.. They kept me pondering...

[This day and age we're living in
Gives cause for apprehension
With speed and new invention
And things like fourth dimension.

Yet we get a trifle weary
With Mr. Einstein's theory.
So we must get down to earth at times
Relax relieve the tension

And no matter what the progress
Or what may yet be proved
The simple facts of life are such They cannot be removed.]

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Never out of date.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.

On yet another romantic note, read the article below..It left me bewildered...


Maddy said...

am shocked to see a young fan of the B&W classic, Casablanca!! i loved ingrid bergman in it...and of course the song 'as time goes by' has been a perenial fav...

Keshi said...

ooh lala some romantic times with ur man ha ;-)


Lotus Reads said...

Diya, I was so happy to see a post on "Casablanca", as it was my father's favorite movie! And that song, I know what you mean, it really makes you think, doesn't it? I have been wanting to treat myself to a bunch of old time movies, and Casablanca definitely heads my list.

Thanks for the nice write-up!

diyadear said...

Maddy, pl dont be shocked..We r the kind who watch many classics like "The Roman Holiday", "Little miss broadway", etc...;) i was soo pleased cos in india its so hard to get those movies in gud print...
he he he
cool.. u shud definitely c it...

Mr. J said...

After this, the next movie you should watch is Scarface.

Ps said...

Claasics always have eternal appeal--a lot like love and lovers.The whole world loves them!

priya said...

That was sweet girl;))

Little Miss Muffet said...

oohh...i've been wanting to see this movie since ages..just saw Roman Holiday recently and loved it...will check it out ASAP at the library..the news story was weird, btw...funny how cupid strikes!

Radha said...

Diya, I havent seen the movie but i'm so glad for this post, because I just loved the lyrics you've posted! Romantic & how !!

diyadear said...

Mr J, will try to surely watch it..
Ps, u summerised it best..
Priya.. thank u.. he he..

Miss muffet, I am a mad fan of audrey Hepburn after seein all these classics.. U shud also c breakfast at tifanny's ';)

Radha, ya the lyrics r sooo touching..which is y i cudnt resist posting them... watch the movie n u'll simply fall in love with the song.. even after 2 days after watching the movie the song still keeps lingering on my lips :)

MeMyself_n_I said...

ooooh i LOVE Casablanca. and humphrey bogart is sooo dishy!!
and that song, it's just amazing.

diyadear said...

hey teenager.. same pinch.. i loved the movie too..

Bob-kat said...

You're right, this movie is a great classic! :-) Glad you enjoyed it!

StandbyMind said...

Man...I am so bewildered..I dont know but I m gettin a deja vu reading this..dont know what it is....hell somebody help me...

Good to see you liked the movie...sounds beautiful...

n bout the article..Y in the hell I dont get such dreamss????

diyadear said...

b-k, Hope u liked it too..
Standbymind, Deja vu.. wow.. that sounds gr8!! And as for dreams.. wat do i say.. sabr karo bacha.. tera numcer ayega baba ayega..;)

Hershey said...

aaaah..casablanca... supposedly one of the classics...
which is why I had bought it...was going through this phase where I just HAD to see all top classics...
and romantic as it may be, I rather watch Aladdin any day...ofcourse, for the classical group, i prefer anything...lawrence of arabia..that annoying fiddler on my roof...helen of troy... hell... any gregory peck's movie(mackenna's gold rocked)

who knows...maybe I am not into B&W movies I guess...

Annie said...

Diyadear, you have earned your "romantic" credentials with this post.

I too melt with the melting looks between Bogard and Bergman in that movie - and I smiled at the newspaper story about the dream love match.

Moi said...

lol @ J's comment!!!
He sure does not know how romance is spelt!! :)

It's a beautiful movie with lovely score.....No wonder it always tops the list of greatest romantic movies ever made ..:)

diyadear said...

harshal, u guys r all alike.. look at wat mr J says...
Annie, keep smiling always..
Moi, 100 pc correct :)

Hershey said... just categorized me as all the remaining guys on the planet? disgraceful...I am nothing like them...well..not too much like them anyways..
and double agh..
i hated scarface..loved the godfather..did NOT like scarface... did you see singing in the rain? I found it amusing...

Protegeoflife said...

hi i love that movie am big fan oof humphery bogart and that song is classical revival gr88 post with xcellent post

diyadear said...

harshal. ha ha i love to c that ur pissed.. he he no i haven't seen singing in the rain..
Protegeof life,
thank u..

Sibish said...

"And no matter what the progress
Or what may yet be proved
The simple facts of life are such They cannot be removed"
Very true... :)

Anil P said...


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