The online event will help promote Inside the Script, a new series of extensively illustrated ebooks that contain a film’s actual shooting script, rare materials from the Warner Bros. Corporate Archive and more. In addition to Casablanca, the initial titles in the series are based on Ben-Hur, An American in Paris and North by Northwest.
Facebook viewers also will be reminded that Casablanca is available in a new limited and numbered gift set edition that features more than 14 hours of bonus material, including two relevant documentaries and additional content. Casablanca 70th Anniversary Three-disc Blu-ray + DVD Combo Edition is priced at $64.99 SRP.
Each Facebook member can watch the movie a single time, and must begin viewing before 9 p.m. PT on May 16.
Casablanca was honored with three Academy Awards in 1944: outstanding motion picture, directing (Michael Curtiz) and screenplay (Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein and Howard Koch). The American Film Institute considers Casablanca to be the No. 1 love story and No. 3 movie of all time.
Casablanca – Facebook page