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The two scenes extracted from The Purple Rose of Cairo Woody Allen 1985 depict the major themes recurring throughout the entire film The photography editing and the sound present in the scenes are used to portray Tom Baxters illusory film world and Cecilias miserable existence during the American depression of the 1930s These techniques bring home to the viewer the constant shifting between perception and reality in Cecilias world The birds eye view-establishing shot of the Ferris wheel in the amusement park is filmed at night when it is dark and empty to show what a perfect hiding place it is for Tom and Cecilia In the next shot the camera slowly pans across the room at eye level and dollies in on Tom and Cecilia sitting in a carousel chair with the light from a lantern casting a soft glow upon them They are centered in the shot so that the audience focuses on both of them There is an equality between them they are both in love with each other and neither of them dominates the scene It is written into Toms character how to treat a lady and the way that he holds Cecilia and kisses her shows how truly perfect he is Cecilia even tells him You kiss perfectly its what I dreamed kissing would be like The overall scene is romantic and cozy just as Tom would expect it to be from his previous experience in the movie world The next morning when Cecilia is at home her husband Monk is shaving in the bathroom It starts off with an eye level close up shot of Monks face in the right hand side of the frame The frame is balanced with the white bathroom wall on the left side to show a stark change in mood from the romantic setting in the scene before Monk tells Cecilia to get him a cup of coffee and he starts to
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