Casablanca: Cult Movies and Intertextual Collage  

From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia

Jump to: navigation, search

"When all the archetypes burst out shamelessly, we plumb the depths of Homeric profundity. Two cliches make us laugh but a hundred cliches moves us because we sense dimly that the cliches are talking among themselves, celebrating a reunion . . . Just as the extreme of pain meets sensual pleasure, and the extreme of perversion borders on mystical energy, so too the extreme of banality allows us to catch a glimpse of the Sublime." -- Umberto Eco, "Casablanca: Cult Movies and Intertextual Collage" (1984) from Travels in Hyperreality

Related e



"Casablanca: Cult Movies and Intertextual Collage" (1984) is an essay by Umberto Eco on cult movies, intertextuality and Casablanca. The essay is collected in Travels in Hyperreality.

Unless indicated otherwise, the text in this article is either based on Wikipedia article "Casablanca: Cult Movies and Intertextual Collage" or another language Wikipedia page thereof used under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License; or on research by Jahsonic and friends. See Art and Popular Culture's copyright notice.

Personal tools