History Film / ThePurpleRoseOfCairo

7th Jul '16 5:02:36 PM TFSyndicate
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[[TheGreatDepression In 1930s New Jersey]], Cecilia (Mia Farrow) is a downtrodden waitress with [[DomesticAbuse an abusive husband]] and little to look forward to in her daily life. She escapes her troubles by going to the movies as often as she can and getting lost in beautiful love stories. In the latest movie, ''[[ShowWithinAShow The Purple Rose of Cairo]]'', a charming archeologist named Tom Baxter (Jeff Daniels) falls in love with a glamorous nightclub singer. After losing her job, Cecilia tries to raise her spirits by going to see the film another time. Unexpectedly, Tom Baxter walks right off the screen and into Cecilia's life.

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[[TheGreatDepression In 1930s New Jersey]], Cecilia (Mia Farrow) is a downtrodden waitress with [[DomesticAbuse an abusive husband]] and little to look forward to in her daily life. She escapes her troubles by going to the movies as often as she can and getting lost in beautiful love stories. In the latest movie, ''[[ShowWithinAShow The Purple Rose of Cairo]]'', a charming archeologist named Tom Baxter (Jeff Daniels) falls in love with a glamorous nightclub singer. After losing her job, Cecilia tries to raise her spirits by going to see the film another time. Unexpectedly, Tom Baxter [[TelevisionPortal walks right off the screen screen]] and into Cecilia's life.
13th Jan '16 4:01:42 AM falcon2484
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* CrapsackWorld: As the film is set during The Great Depression, life is awfully bleak. [[spoiler: The ending proves just how cruel the real world is compared to the movies].

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* CrapsackWorld: As the film is set during The Great Depression, life is awfully bleak. [[spoiler: The ending proves just how cruel the real world is compared to the movies].movies.]]
29th Aug '15 8:31:06 PM AnotherGuy
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* SassyBlackWoman: The film maid Delilah, when the plot goes haywire, drops her role and basically tells everyone off then ScrewThisImOuttaHere.
25th Jul '15 9:25:03 PM jelatinman
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* CrapsackWorld: As the film is set during The Great Depression, life is awfully bleak. [[spoiler: The ending proves just how cruel the real world is compared to the movies]].

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* CrapsackWorld: As the film is set during The Great Depression, life is awfully bleak. [[spoiler: The ending proves just how cruel the real world is compared to the movies]].movies].



* DeconstructorFleet: The entire film plays fast and loose with the fourth wall as the line blurs between fantasy and reality. There's also a good deal of lampshade hanging.

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* DeconReconSwitch: Despite its status as a DeconstructorFleet, it is presented with a certain amount of affection both for 1930s romanticism and the films made in that time period.
* DeconstructorFleet: The entire film plays fast and loose with the fourth wall as the line blurs between fantasy and reality. There's also a good deal of lampshade hanging.
21st May '15 3:23:54 PM eroock
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6th Feb '15 11:10:42 AM AnotherGuy
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* NoodleIncident: The studio head says that ''other'' Toms have been walking off the screen. Sadly, we never see what they're doing.
29th Jun '14 10:40:35 AM AnotherGuy
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* RememberTheNewGuy: Averted. When Cecilia is invited into the movie world, everyone is startled by her presence.
29th Jun '14 10:39:01 AM AnotherGuy
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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech:
-->'''Movie Patron:''' You can't talk to my wife that way - who do you think you are?
-->'''The Countess:''' I'm a genuine countess with a lot of dough, and if that's your wife she's a tub of guts.
-->''(The other movie patrons applaud.)''
29th Jun '14 10:36:22 AM AnotherGuy
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* DownerEnding: [[spoiler: Cecilia leaves her husband once and for all and plans to run away with Gil. He stands her up and was only using her to get Tom back into the movie where he belonged. Cecilia is left to cry alone in the movie theater as she watches the new film of the week, once again escaping her problems by trying to escape to fantasy again.]]

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* DownerEnding: [[spoiler: Cecilia leaves her husband once and for all and plans to run away with Gil. He stands her up and was only using her to get Tom back into the movie where he belonged.belonged - where he is destroyed with all other prints of the film. Cecilia is left to cry alone in the movie theater as she watches the new film of the week, once again escaping her problems by trying to escape to fantasy again.]]
29th Jun '14 10:35:41 AM AnotherGuy
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* DownerEnding: [[spoiler: Cecilia leaves her husband once and for all and plans to run away with Gil. He stands her up and was only using her to get Tom back into the movie where he belonged. Cecilia is left to cry alone in the movie theater as she watches the new film of the week. However, there's a hint that this time Creator/FredAstaire will leave the screen to be with her. Not so downer after all.]]

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* DownerEnding: [[spoiler: Cecilia leaves her husband once and for all and plans to run away with Gil. He stands her up and was only using her to get Tom back into the movie where he belonged. Cecilia is left to cry alone in the movie theater as she watches the new film of the week. However, there's a hint that this time Creator/FredAstaire will leave the screen week, once again escaping her problems by trying to be with her. Not so downer after all.escape to fantasy again.]]
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