Friday, February 17, 2012

Friday Flicks: The Purple Rose of Cairo

A Woody Allen masterpiece The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985) is original, funny and brilliant. The idea of a character walking out of a movie and entering "real life" is magical! I could relate to Cecilia (played by Mia Farrow) and how she escaped her drab life by watching movies. My childhood was not that great, but I found a way of escape in TV and movies. In junior high The Brady Bunch was one of my favorite shows. I would have loved it if Peter Brady had walked out of my TV and asked me to be his girlfriend. Swoon!


4 comments:

Craig Edwards said...

Ah, here's the Woody Allen film where my friend and I left off in our "James Bond/Woody Allen Tradeoff Film Festival" I told you about once! So, I've still not seen this movie - and I'm 1/12th gone through 2012 and my resolution to try to catch up on my Woody Allen movies. So many flicks, so little time!

Belle said...

Movies and TV can be a great escape when you are a kid. Maybe that isn't such a bad thing. I saw this movie so long ago - it was good.

Name: Luana Krause said...

Craig: Ya gotta see it! It's one of my favorites. Woody Allen seems to really enjoy creating stories set in the 1920s, 1930s. Mia Farrow was great in this film.

Name: Luana Krause said...

Belle: I still use TV and movies as an escape. Sometimes the real world can get you down.