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    grey and blue

    Dear teachers,

    In the film Casablanca there is a sentence:

    The war is grey and you are blue. Could you please kindly explain what the sentence means?

    Looking forward to hearing from you.

    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang

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    Re: grey and blue

    I haven't seen the film in years, but couldn't it mean that the war is dull (grey) and the person is unhappy (blue)?

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    Re: grey and blue

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    I think it is right that nobody feels happy during the war. But we always say 'war' is cruel. I don't know we can say 'war' is dull. Could you please kindly explain if we say 'war is dull' what does it mean or what kind of war is it?

    Looking forward to hearing from you.

    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang


    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    I haven't seen the film in years, but couldn't it mean that the war is dull (grey) and the person is unhappy (blue)?

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    #4

    Re: grey and blue

    Is this the quote you're referring to, by any chance? The scene where Ilsa and Rick meet for the first time since they left Paris:


    Rick: Not an easy day to forget.
    Ilsa: No.
    Rick: I remember every detail. The Germans wore gray. You wore blue.
    Ilsa: Yes. I put that dress away. When the Germans march out, I'll wear it again.
    Renault: Ricky, you're becoming quite human. I suppose we have to thank you for that, mademoiselle.

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    Re: grey and blue

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    That's right. I listened to the sentence on the tape but failed to identify 'wore'. So here it is the colors of their clothes.
    Thanks so much!

    Best wishes,

    Jiang
    Quote Originally Posted by Ouisch
    Is this the quote you're referring to, by any chance? The scene where Ilsa and Rick meet for the first time since they left Paris:


    Rick: Not an easy day to forget.
    Ilsa: No.
    Rick: I remember every detail. The Germans wore gray. You wore blue.
    Ilsa: Yes. I put that dress away. When the Germans march out, I'll wear it again.
    Renault: Ricky, you're becoming quite human. I suppose we have to thank you for that, mademoiselle.

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