No nudity. No Sex. Implied sex, like a woman who tries to entice a man to have sex with her but he refuses and walks out. The scene ends.
Hookers try to entice a man to sleep with them but he turns them down.


Film review:Translated by www.rabudo-ru.com


When looking for the film review of the purple rose in Cairo, I saw someone describe the film with the flower of Koller’s Law:

“If someone had been to heaven in a dream and got a flower as a witness of having been to heaven. When he woke up and found that the flower was in his hand… What would it be?”

However, in the movie world, when the light on the top of your head is on, you can’t stand up from the red velvet chair, but you can never leave the flower of Kohler law in your hand. The screen separates two worlds without intersection.

But this time, Cecilia, sitting in the “jewelry” cinema, got much more powerful evidence than a Cairo Purple Rose, through the false and true – a living man came out from behind the screen and took her on a beautiful but never-ending journey.

When it comes to “the purple rose in Cairo”, everyone is interested in Tom’s groundbreaking move out of the screen. Although this is not the first, it has attracted a lot of parody and tribute due to its own charm. And in my opinion, what is particularly worth mentioning is escape from the “freedom” cinema. The style and theme of the film are very different from the purple rose in Cairo. It discusses ideology, freedom and politics with a heavy Polish flavor. However, the director directly expressed his admiration for Woody Allen: he asked the projectionist to stack “sunrise” and “Purple Rose in Cairo” and let Tom step out of the screen. Instead of coming to Cecilia, he had a discussion with the characters in “sunrise” about rights, power, freedom and ideological emancipation. Such a great idea full of imagination should be the best way to pay tribute to a geek master like Woody Allen.

Woody Allen is an indeterminate person. He makes speculative films and funny comedies. His stories are always full of spicy and sour satire, but he always leaves a trace of happy fantasy and warm tenderness in the small corner where the big balloon is filled with discontent. When someone tells a story, he tries his best to explain what he means; When some people tell stories, they can naturally make people understand what they mean; Others told stories that made everyone feel that they knew different things, but they didn’t dare to understand them. They couldn’t help shaking the narrator’s neck. Woody Allen is one of the last. This American Jewish art master has a tragic temperament hidden behind mischief, meanness and cynicism. His works make people turn their faces and sigh silently after laughing.

Cecilia was a poor American woman who lived during the great depression. She was a boring waitress – lucky to have a job at that time, and the boss had no sympathy for her. Her husband rubbed and rubbed her three times, and every sentence was scribbled and indifferent. Even his lover is a fat and unattractive woman, and even their affair doesn’t have the excitement of “stealing”. When Cecilia broke through, her husband’s explanation was absurd without any logic. It can be seen that her husband is as indifferent to her as to the great depression. He speaks and walks with a lazy tone.

Only the black and white of the film can make Cecilia excited and feel the passion in her heart. The pale and slender woman’s eyes and face shine when staring at the screen – even when she buys movie tickets and popcorn, her body and mind have such brilliance. The camera always takes Cecilia’s face brightened by the light of the screen from the angle of looking up slightly, and her eyes glitter with the influence of the activities on the screen. Only the beautiful people, witty sentences, luxurious life, happy plot and ending in the film can make these people struggling in the Great Depression temporarily forget the bitterness of reality. Cecilia’s voice always rises when she talks about the film. It can be seen that it is because of such a thing she can love that she can still have a good feeling for life.

The Great Depression era was a period of sound films. Sound films, a new entertainment, came to the United States together with the great depression in 1929. Audiences, including Cecilia, flocked to the cinema to watch sound films. With the economic recession, the cost of sound films has increased, small film companies and cinemas have closed down one after another, and large film companies have to rely on consortia to survive. However, the American film industry survived with “penny cinema” and “B-class film”, and provided escape and relief for tens of thousands of Cecilia throughout the 1930s.

When a man has only one piece of bread, fate often takes even this mouthful of food. Her husband’s betrayal and abuse escalated, and her boss fired her. At this time, I’m afraid the film can’t be her life-saving straw. But all she can do is go to the cinema and watch the purple rose in Cairo in a daze. Until Tom came to her curiously from the other end of the screen. The handsome and lovely young man is full of interest in everything – originally, this is a novel world. Moreover, his role is an explorer. It can be said that when the role is played alive, in Woody Allen’s world, he should leave the screen. Because he is an explorer, he is more curious and brave – “these characters have been written in the script”.

When he stayed on the screen, everyone just described the life of the upper class monotonously, saying romantic “advanced” but meaningless nonsense. But when he left the screen, the words inside and outside the screen were full of fun. Woody Allen even couldn’t control his ambition and indulged them to discuss human beings, philosophy, religion, ultimate significance and so on.

Tom and Cecilia started a romantic but strange date. He has no concept of everything in the real world and is full of novel favors. This world, which annoys Cecilia and is “extremely difficult for everyone”, is a paradise for this new explorer. His innocence, kindness, bravery, and all the excellent qualities that have been written into his character have won him Cecilia’s love, the favor of a group of wind beaten and warm women, and the love of the audience.

The cinema and the production side were in a mess, and the people in the story suddenly interrupted at the other end of the screen became more and more impatient and began to make all kinds of Shouts. Among them, the Communist voice made the production side, the theater owner and even themselves panic and dissatisfied. Gel sheperd also wandered around this “anything can happen” New Jersey, looking for the role that caused him great trouble, so he naturally met Cecilia. Interestingly, he fell in love with this pale and slender girl. He and Tom had a fierce quarrel, but they didn’t come to any meaningful conclusion.

At this time, Woody Allen was no longer satisfied with simply putting a film character into the real world. He simply let Cecilia into the film. The world is indeed as psychedelic and beautiful as a dream. This paragraph is full of the familiar shooting methods of old films: overlapping paintings, multi prism lenses, the setting slowly passes behind the hero and heroine, and the scene jumps. Tom’s summary is in place: your dream is my life. This sentence has deep meaning. Turn it over and change another word, which is “my life is just your dream”. It’s as if the beautiful singer in black just met the real Cecilia and screamed and fainted. The movie dreams she and Tom represent are equally vulnerable to reality. “My life” is all for Tom, but it can only be a hazy fantasy for Cecilia.

Finally, it’s time to choose. In the face of reality and perfection, Cecilia chose reality – at least, she thought she chose reality. Excited and happy, she rushed home to pack the box. The words her angry husband exhorted her were still thoughtless, tender and illogical. But he was right: you can’t hold on.

When Cecilia carries her luggage, she runs to the cinema and to a happy life. Her bad clothes and no elegant gait have always reminded: how can a Hollywood creature, whether he is a big shot or a small star, fall in love with such a woman. Here is the same scene as the beginning of the film: the same film shift, the same letter of the film name. Even the position of the camera is almost the same, but it is a little closer: everything has not changed. It’s just that the audience’s heart is close to Cecilia. Everyone knows what is waiting for Cecilia at this time – gel has left, and the frustrated Tom’s purple rose in Cairo has been released. All her dreams and hopes have been shattered, leaving only a broken and dark future life.

Poor Cecilia can only walk into the “jewelry” cinema at this time. This time, the top hat performed by Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, the king of song and dance, is being performed. When the melody of “cheek to cheek” sung by Fred sounded in our ears, we saw our familiar look in the familiar position of the screen, those shining eyes and shining faces. Only this time the eyes were filled with tears, but it seemed that the content was more complicated this time.

Thinking of the opening of the film, she stared at the cinema window, so intoxicated that she looked like this. The loaded and unloaded letters suddenly fell to the ground and woke her up. In fact, when she met Tom and gel, she would sooner or later be awakened by a letter that fell to the ground. But at that time, neither she nor the kind-hearted audience would know.

If gel is real and Tom is illusory, what exactly is Cecilia yearning for. She loves movies, or rather the pain relief brought by illusion, so why did she turn back and choose gel.

But actually, gel is the biggest daydream. It is impossible for a simple, handsome and charming character to come out of the screen, pull up a plain, poor and thin woman, express love to him and be willing to spend his life with her; So it is no longer a daydream to expect a Hollywood star who is hoping for a rising career to accept and take such a woman to Los Angeles, but he has clearly lost his reason.

Tom is certainly a lie – no matter how sincere his heart is, no matter how strong his desire is, even if his kiss can be so gentle and perfect in the amusement park, it can not change the fact that he is a fictional image. Perfection itself is deception. However, the imperfect gel is also cheating, whether citing his last regretful and complex sorry look to show that he may have loved Cecilia; Or with his impatient departure after the matter is solved, it proves that he only used the poor woman from the beginning, and his deception and hypocrisy are already a fait accompli. A role is false, and the actors who shape him can only stay at the false level because of his reality. Woody Allen uses this interesting metaphor to discuss the film in the film, and clearly outlines the “film”. Behind this curtain, true and false, false and real, but you can never grasp the whole face of the world.

In fact, looking at Cecilia’s smile and recalling her experience, we should be happy for her. We know that this woman will live seriously. In addition to her detestable husband, poverty and unemployment, her life also includes the kiss at the amusement park at night, the singing in the musical instrument store, the fighting in the church and the hasty escape in the restaurant – wonderful, warm, like a movie. Why care about the truth. You might as well be happy and go back to the cinema. If life is so sad and painful, and then refuse the short-term beautiful fantasy because of fear of sinking, isn’t it a layer of sorrow on top of sorrow.

This is an illusory and wonderful dream that people can’t believe; But it is also a story that people can’t help recalling the bitter reality; The most important thing – this is a good play code that makes people sad and happy. Cecilia, who has a soft and slender voice, and Tom, who is handsome and naive, add some rare warmth to this absurd story. Let me see the soft place in the sour old man’s heart. It is true that the purple rose in Cairo is also full of ridicule, sour life, helpless fate, cruel, ridiculous, stupid and weak people. However, from Cecilia’s smiling tears and Tom’s silent gaze on the screen, I see a possibility that is illusory but infinitely gentle. When you want to hold Jimmy angrily and ask him why he cheated Cecilia, when you want to ask Tom why he left the screen and disturbed the life of an unfortunate woman, when you want to scold Cecilia, why he was so stupid… Finally, you stopped talking and your thoughts were in a mess. You don’t know where to start.

When the film is about to end, Cecilia rolls with crystal tears and meaningful smiles that contain too much content, all your problems rise into a fog like sigh and emotion, which block in your throat and hover in your mind. Silly you will hold your chest and sigh.

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