Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Duelling Anthems

I was in a nightclub a few nights ago and the duelling banjos tune from Deliverance came on. Strange one I know but it led to me describe to a friend my favourite scene in a movie which is the duelling national anthems between the French and German soldiers in "Rick's Bar" in Casablanca. Its a patriotic battle of song between the somewhat confused Vichy French soldiers of North Africa and the visiting Germans. Hence why the French need to be prompted by Victor Laslow, the British anti fascist activist. Enjoy this piece of cinematic genius.

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