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Cecilia (Character)
from The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)

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The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)
Cecilia: I just met a wonderful new man. He's fictional but you can't have everything.

Tom Baxter: Cecilia, it's clear how miserable you are with your husband. And if he hits you again, you tell me. I'd be forced to knock his teeth out.
Cecilia: I don't think that'd be such a good idea. He's big.
Tom Baxter: I'm sorry. It's written into my character to do it, so I do it.

Tom Baxter: I guess I have to get a job.
Cecilia: That's not gonna be so easy either - right now the whole country's out of work.
Tom Baxter: Well, then, we'll live on love. We'll have to make some concessions, but so what? We'll have each other.
Cecilia: That's movie talk.

Gil Shepherd: Where's Tom?
Cecilia: Why?
Gil Shepherd: Well, he's my character. I created him.
Cecilia: Didn't the man who wrote the movie do that?

[first lines]
Theater Manager: Oh Cecilia, be careful! You all right?
Cecilia: Yeah.
Theater Manager: You're gonna like this one, it's better than last week's, more romantic.

[last lines]
Theater Manager: Cecilia, what are you doing here?
Cecilia: Meeting Gil Shepherd.
Theater Manager: They all gone.
Cecilia: Th - whaddaya, whaddaya mean?
Theater Manager: They went back to Hollywood.
Cecilia: Gil too?
Theater Manager: Mr Shepherd, yeah. Soon as Tom Baxter went back up on the movie screen - couldn't wait to get outta here. He said this was a close call for his career. I think he's gonna play Charles Lindbergh.
[pause]
Theater Manager: Don't forget, Cecilia, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers start today.

Tom Baxter: [pauses after kissing Cecilia] Where's the fade-out?
Cecilia: What?
Tom Baxter: Always when the kissing gets hot and heavy just before the lovemaking, there's a fadeout.
Cecilia: Then what?
Tom Baxter: Then we're making love in some private, perfect place.
Cecilia: That's not how it happens here.
Tom Baxter: What, there's no fade out?
Cecilia: No, but when you kissed me, I felt like my heart faded out. I closed my eyes, and I was in some private place.
Tom Baxter: How fascinating. You make love without fading out?
Cecilia: Yes.
Tom Baxter: Well, I can't wait to see this!