Tuesday, 12 June 2012

The lost sheep

J Brand Leather Pants, Mesop Top, Stella Wool Gilet, Mimco Bag, Jeffrey Campbell Boots
It was so dark and miserable over the long weekend in Brisbane. Pretty unfortunate that we couldn't enjoy a nice day outdoors in the sun but rather making us all feel a bit more inclined to stay rugged up indoors. This is what happened to me on Sunday despite having to be somewhere, settling my backside deep within the comfy couch and having a difficult time getting out of it. Since I wasn't moving, thought it would be a great opportunity to watch through some films we've been meaning to see for quite a while now. 

Chosen film of the night was 'The Purple Rose of Cairo'. By Woody Allen, of course ;)
It was a gorgeous film set during the depression in the 1930's, about a waitress named Cecilia (Mia Farrow) who regularly finds refuge from her dull life and abusive marriage at the local cinema. After repeatedly watching the latest film called The Purple Rose of Cairo day after day, the dashing young Tom Baxter character notices her mid-diaogue and jumps right out of the screen! From there, the two go on a romantic tour of the town and fall in love but also discover the hard differences between the real and fantasy world forcing Cecilia to ultimately make a final decision between the two. 

This delightful movie is a very unique romance comedy cleverly scripted by Woody Allen to blur the lines between reality and fiction, intertwining the two to expose our very own love affair with fantasy.  It sends you through an ever-growing sense of hope that 'dreams and fantasies can come true' but somewhat sharply denies that happiness by leaving Cecilia stranded alone in a position even worse-off than at the start of the film.
I don't want to give away too much so I'll stop there. If you have the chance, I recommend seeing this movie, and any other Woody Allen film for that matter! Is it kind of obvious I'm a fan..?

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