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12.31.1969 | | Posted at 06:00 PM

Movies and Memory

By David Luhrssen
Most of us have a particular, favorite film that calls up experiences, emotions, memories. Perhaps that movie has somehow become a reference to the whole of your life? That's what Casablanca is for French anthropologist Marc Auge. An adolescent in 1947 when Casablanca was belatedly released in France, Auge relates the film not only to the time he first encountered it but to his childhood wartime...