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Friday, March 25, 2011

the purple rose of cairo

i've been watching a lot of woody allen films lately and the purple rose of cairo would have to be my favorite. the film is set in new jersey during the depression era. cecilia is a waitress who isn't happy with her life so she escapes to the movies as often as she can to raise her spirits. one day she gets fired from her job so she goes to the movies where she watches the purple rose of cairo for the the fifth time. tom baxter, an attractive archaeologist character in the film, literally walks off the screen and tries to woo cecilia. when the real actor and the rest of hollywood find out, they try to convince the character tom baxter to go back on screen where he belongs.