'We'll Always Have Paris': The Music of 'Casablanca' Often, the music in movies just smolders in the background, only to support the visuals. When we pull the music out of the movie Casablanca, you may not even recognize it, but maybe it will evoke a mental image.
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'We'll Always Have Paris': The Music of 'Casablanca'

'We'll Always Have Paris': The Music of 'Casablanca'

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'We'll Always Have Paris': The Music of 'Casablanca'

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Often, the music in the movies just smolders in the background, moving the action along, expressing emotions and supporting the visuals. It carries you into another world. When we pull the music out of the movie Casablanca, you might not even recognize it, but maybe it will evoke a picture in your mind's eye.

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