Jun 3, 2022 • 1HR 5M

Ep. 5 The Purple Rose of Cairo

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Anna Rettberg
Casey Muratori
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Well, we’re officially starting our SECOND month of Molly Movie Club! Thanks to everyone who has subscribed. We’re having a great time watching a new movie each week, and we hope you are too!

As we’ve mentioned, the theme for June is “Story Within a Story”. The first movie we’re watching is The Purple Rose of Cairo directed by Woody Allen. Neither of us had seen it before, and this movie took us by surprise! Some of the themes were very familiar to us - we’ve been talking about similar ideas for the last few years working on our comic. That made the experience of watching this movie a bit more emotional than it might’ve been otherwise (at least for Anna).

We discuss why we don’t see The Purple Rose of Cairo as a perfect film, but feel it’s impossible to ignore the brilliant ideas behind the story. Also, we both think that this movie features one of the most magical moments we’ve ever seen on the screen.

Thanks for listening, and we hope you enjoy the episode! We’ll see you in the comments.