Re: "The Dark Knight Rises" Review and Discussion Thread (spoilers)
Ah, but the "letter of transit" felt consistent with the movie's world,
Among other problems, the letters of transit are described as cosigned by General de Gaulle
. And one can't treat the reality of Casablanca as quite as arbitrary as a genre film. They are a nonsense plot device, pure and simple, and the film works in spite of them being nonsense.
I'm very late to this party, and it's a very minor point. But the letters of transit are described as being signed by General Weygand
, which Peter Lorre pronounces as "Vay-GON."
General Maxime Weygand was the Vichy Government's delegate-general to its North-African colonies. So, while they are indeed a highly convenient plot device, they're not quite
as nonsensical as you indicate.
Yeah, well, that's just, like, your opinion, man.