Noah Isenberg is director of screen studies and professor of culture and media at The New School, the author of Edgar G. Ulmer: A Filmmaker at the Margins and editor of Weimar Cinema, and the recipient of an NEH Public Scholar Award. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
"As Noah Isenberg details in his excellent new book We'll Always Have Casablanca, the 1942 film is a case study of how history gets depicted for popular entertainment, but it is also a powerful example of how the Hollywood machine produced work that intersected with political commitment while still holding fast to its romantic conventions." -- Michael S. Roth - Chronicle of Higher Education "A treasure trove of information . . . but also everything else you could ask for: the fascinating process of coming up with the script, the cast's relation on the set,and the movie's long afterlife in popular culture, right down to the latest SNL parody. Noah Isenberg has produced a delightful page-turner of a book, perfect for every movie fan." -- David Mikics - Tablet "Four out of four stars. . . . A lively account of the making of the 1942 Warner Bros. classic and why it has endured as 'Hollywood's Most Beloved Movie.'" -- Bill Desowitz - USA Today "A treasure trove of facts and anecdotes." -- Peter Biskind - New York Times Book Review "We'll Always Have Casablanca is a hugely readable and entertaining look at how Casablanca came to be, and how it came to be such an indelible part of American pop culture." -- Chris Foran - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Fascinating, packed with fun trivia . . . but also profoundly relevant in [its exploration] of how our politics and creative industries not only hold a mirror to each other but also to the nation." -- Rebecca Prime - Los Angeles Times "Combining trenchant analysis of the film's poetic and political power with a well-researched and playful account of its legacy, We'll Always Have Casablanca is a necessary book and perhaps even an urgent one." -- Noah Gittell - Los Angeles Review of Books "Isenberg gives us . . . a rich miscellany of material that will delight fans of both the film and Hollywood's golden era. His research is clearly second to none." -- Lucy Scholes - Times Literary Supplement