What goes with Purple Rose of Cairo?
Well if the Coen's are on the list, you can pretty much suggest any of them as they all contain some version of "show within a show", so let's throw their (arguably) most accessible iteration into the ring: The Big Lebowski
I will just continue with my ulterior motive of trying to get your reactions on bad movies that can stand their own against sea quest. So please watch
Tammy and the T-Rex
1994 ‧ Sci-fi/Comedy
Unrelated, but I'd love to see a nautical (navy or pirate) theme, with movies such as "Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World". It could be the same month as the release of Return to Monkey Island to stay topical all-around. :)
I would really like to know your's and Anna's thoughts on 'Tenet'
"Paris When It Sizzles" pokes a bit of fun at this sort of movie within a movie. I loved it, though as with many movies from that long ago, some scenes would be considered cringe these days.
If you’re up for a silent film, Sherlock Jr (1924) was a direct inspiration for Purple Rose of Cairo.
There is also Stardust Memories by Woody Allen, I don't remember if it's any good though. And there's Intervista by Fellini that is supposed to be 4 films into 1.
I have not seen it, but there is Trans-Europ-Express by Robbe-Grillet.
The Truman Show
Adaptation would be a great pick for this. I also think any of these would be pretty good as well based on that general theme:
- The Player
- Ed Wood
- 8 1/2
I think "The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover" could be a great fit for the theme. It's not _about_ a show within a show, but it's made like a larger-than-life theatre production, but in the form of a movie. Also, I really love this movie and would like to know what you think about it :)
"Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)" would be another movie that could fit this theme.