Purple Rose of Cairo

Purple Rose of Cairo

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Director: Woody Allen

Cast: Mia Farrow, Jeff Daniels, Danny Aiello

     
 

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One of Woody Allen's very best films, The Purple Rose of Cairo comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. English, Spanish, and French soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Mono. Subtitles are available in each of those three languages as well. Supplemental materials are limited to aSee more details below

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One of Woody Allen's very best films, The Purple Rose of Cairo comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. English, Spanish, and French soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Mono. Subtitles are available in each of those three languages as well. Supplemental materials are limited to a collectible booklet and the original theatrical trailer, as one has come to expect from the DVD releases of Allen's films. The film certainly looks spectacular. Couple that with the quality of the movie and this disc becomes highly recommendable.

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In the Woody Allen canon, The Purple Rose of Cairo marked perhaps the pinnacle of his Mia Farrow era. This is a charming story about an abused, mousy woman (Farrow) who escapes from her alcoholic husband (Danny Aiello) by going to the movies and catching the attention of an on-screen film hero (played with wonderful knowingness by the under-appreciated Jeff Daniels). Allen reversed the effect of Buster Keaton's projectionist's entering a film in Sherlock Jr. by having Daniels's character come off the screen and into Farrow's life. One of several Allen pieces to exhibit his fascination with the entertainment culture of the earlier years of the 20th century (see also Radio Days, Broadway Danny Rose, Bullets over Broadway and Sweet and Lowdown), The Purple Rose of Cairo features a strong, straightforward script that is also not burdened by any actors trying to play Woody Allen. It is a perfect vehicle for Farrow, who is appealing and sympathetic, and the film dotes on her. The movie is redeemed not by a fairy-tale ending, but by an appreciation of the limits of escapism. It masterfully shows us why movies were so alluring during the Great Depression, and what function they served.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/06/2001
UPC:
0027616860477
Original Release:
1985
Rating:
PG
Source:
Mgm (Video & Dvd)
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital, monaural]
Time:
1:22:00

Special Features

Collectable booklet; Original theatrical trailer; English: mono; French: mono; Spanish: mono; English, French & Spanish language subtitles

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Mia Farrow Cecilia
Jeff Daniels Tom Baxter,Gil Shepherd
Danny Aiello Monk
Dianne Wiest Emma
Van Johnson Larry
Zoe Caldwell Countess
John Wood Jason
Milo O'Shea Father Donnelly
Deborah Rush Rita
Irving Metzman Theatre Manager
John Rothman Mr. Hirsch's Lawyer
Stephanie Farrow Cecilia's sister
Alexander H. Cohen Raoul Hirsch
Camille Saviola Olga
Karen Akers Kitty Haynes
Michael Tucker Gil's Agent
Annie Joe Edwards Delilah
Peter McRobbie Communist
Juliana Donald Usherette
Edward Herrmann Henry
David Kieserman Diner boss
Eugene Anthony Arturo
Ebb Miller Bandleader
Juliet Taylor Actor
Peter Von Berg Drugstore Customer
Elaine Grollman Diner Patron
Victoria Zussin Diner Patron
Mark Hammond Diner Patron
Wade Barnes Diner Patron
Joseph G. Graham Diner Patron
Don Quigley Diner Patron
Maurice Brenner Diner Patron
Paul Herman Penny Pitcher
Rick Petrucelli Penny Pitcher
Peter Castellotti Penny Pitcher
Milton Seaman Ticket Buyer
Mimi Weddell Ticket Buyer
Tom Degidon Ticket Taker
Mary Hedahl Popcorn Seller
Margaret Thompson Movie Audience
George Hamlin Movie Audience
Helen Hanft Movie Audience
Leo Postrel Movie Audience
Helen Miller Movie Audience
George Martin Movie Audience
Crystal Field Movie Audience
Ken Chapin Reporter
Robert Trebor Reporter
Benjamin Rayson Moviegoer
Jean Shevlin Moviegoer
Albert S. Bennett Moviegoer
Martha Sherrill Moviegoer
Gretchen MacLane Moviegoer
Edwin Bordo Moviegoer
Andrew Murphy Policeman
Tom Kubiak Policeman
Ray Serra Hollywood Executive
George J. Manos Press Agent
David Tice Waiter
James Lynch Maitre D'
Sydney Blake Variety Reporter
David Weber Photo Double
Glenne Headly Hooker
Willie Tjan Hooker
Lela Ivey Hooker
Drinda La Lumia Hooker
Loretta Tupper Music Store Owner

Technical Credits
Woody Allen Director,Screenwriter
Fern Buchner Makeup
W. Steven Graham Art Director
Robert Greenhut Producer
Dick Hyman Score Composer
Jack Rollins Executive Producer
Carol Joffe Set Decoration/Design
Charles H. Joffe Executive Producer
John Kasarda Production Designer
Jeffrey Kurland Costumes/Costume Designer
Susan E. Morse Editor
Michael Peyser Associate Producer,Production Manager
Edward Pisoni Art Director
James J. Sabat Sound/Sound Designer
Justin Scoppa Set Decoration/Design
Juliet Taylor Casting
Gordon Willis Cinematographer
Stuart Wurtzel Production Designer

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Scene Selections
1. Main Title/Depression [:08]
2. An Adventurer in Love [5:21]
3. Olga the Acrobat [5:33]
4. The Hero Emerges [4:59]
5. All Talk, No Action [7:39]
6. Too Smoldering [5:57]
7. Fake Money, Real Kisses [1:58]
8. Fact Fights Fiction [5:33]
9. Fighting Dirty [7:06]
10. That Magical Glow [4:17]
11. Love Not for Sale [3:01]
12. A Talent for Musicals [5:14]
13. Cecilia in the Movies [5:21]
14. What About Perfection? [6:00]
15. Hollywood Fade-Out [4:43]
16. End Credits [6:05]

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