Cinema: Here's Looking at You, Muchacha

HAVANA Directed by Sydney Pollack; Screenplay by Judith Rascoe and David Rayfiel

Offstage, the distant thunder of great events. In the background, an exotic city, sleepless, decadent and aswarm with corrupt and conniving characters. In the foreground, a displaced American male hides his latent idealism under a shady manner, and a displaced European woman hides her latent sexuality under the guise of loyalty to her husband and the outlawed political cause to which he has made a passionate and dangerous commitment.

They may call this movie Havana. But in our hearts we know it is Casablanca. This is not necessarily a...

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