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  • Greatest Spy Movies Round 2: CHARLIE WILSON'S WAR vs CASABLANCA

    CHARLIE WILSON'S WAR

    A friend and romantic interest, Joanne Herring, encourages Charlie to do more to help the Afghans, and persuades Charlie to visit the Pakistani leadership. The Pakistanis complain about the inadequate support of the U.S. to oppose the Soviets, and they insist that Charlie visit a major Pakistan-based Afghan refugee camp. Deeply moved by their misery and determination to fight, Charlie is frustrated by the regional CIA personnel's insistence on a low key approach against the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan. Charlie returns home to lead an effort to substantially increase funding to the mujahideen.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlie_Wilson's_War



    CASABLANCA

    Set in unoccupied Africa during the early days of World War II: An American expatriate meets a former lover, with unforeseen complications.

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0034583/


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    CHARLIE WILSON'S WAR
    21.57%
    11
    CASABLANCA
    78.43%
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  • #2
    Lady K is likely to kill me, but I had to go with Charlie Wilson's War

    One of my favourite movies of its kind - I might even vote for it over Guns of Navarone, though it'd be a close run thing...
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Khryses View Post
      Lady K is likely to kill me, but I had to go with Charlie Wilson's War

      One of my favourite movies of its kind - I might even vote for it over Guns of Navarone, though it'd be a close run thing...
      I do like Charlie Wilson's War and the fact that it is based on a true story adds points.

      BUT, Casablanca is an all-time favorite of mine (and most of the English-speaking world!) and it captures the gritty, dirty work of the spy/diplomacy underworld better than most. And it is a top notch romance on top of it!

      I'm gonna go with Lady K on this one and vote for Bogey!
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      • #4
        Casablanca likely was a run of the mill production in the 40's, but looking back now it turned out to be a perfect period piece
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        • #5
          Casablanca... it was the best for it's time, and still cuts the mustard.
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          • #6
            Casablanca. Easiest vote of Round 2.
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            • #7
              No contest here...
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              • #8
                I see we have some Philistines here

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                • #9
                  Casablanca.
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                  • #10
                    While I love Charlie Wilson's War, and I believe it is better than several movies that will advance, [I]Casablanca /I] is the greatest movie of all time.
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                    • #11
                      no contest on this one...
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                      • #12
                        I don't consider Casablanca to be a spy film. This isn't about the greatest film of all time. This is about spy films, and Charlie Wilson's War was 100 times the spy film of Casablanca. For starters, Charlie's film has actual spies! In Casablanca you have an American ex-pat who runs a shady gambling parlor and bar and engages in seedy business, and apparently has had a promiscuous sex-life. You might as well include every mafia based film if you count Rick as a spy! You throw in a couple of insurgents, hardly operatives working under the controlling hand of foreign espionage agencies, and you end up with a film that has very few (if any) actual spies.
                        Charlie Wilson's War wins this round.

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                        • #13
                          Less than 48 hours still to vote, comrades.
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                          • #14
                            Round 2 is now closed. Nothing to see here. Move along...
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