History Film / MyDinnerWithAndre

28th Feb '17 6:11:32 AM DoctorNemesis
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Two men have dinner in a fancy restaurant and discuss life.

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Two men have dinner together in a fancy restaurant and discuss life.
25th Feb '17 7:40:33 PM nombretomado
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* CrackPairing: Invoked by Wally, who states with disgust that people will do this at parties, such as "What if UsefulNotes/RichardNixon met FrankSinatra?"

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* CrackPairing: Invoked by Wally, who states with disgust that people will do this at parties, such as "What if UsefulNotes/RichardNixon met FrankSinatra?"Music/FrankSinatra?"
19th Feb '17 5:45:17 PM CaptainCrawdad
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To go into a ''bit'' more detail, ''My Dinner with Andre'' is a 1981 movie directed by Louis Malle and written by its stars. In it, Wallace (played by Creator/WallaceShawn), a playwright and actor, goes to a restaurant to meet his old friend Andre (played by Andre Gregory), whom he hasn't seen for a while, and the film essentially follows their conversation over dinner throughout the course of the evening. It begins with Andre discussing his experiences since Wallace has last seen him, which mostly involves experimental theatre in various exotic locales, before the two men become involved in a friendly debate between Andre's spiritualistic and idealistic worldview and Wallace's down-to-earth and pragmatic humanism.

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To go into a ''bit'' more detail, ''My Dinner with Andre'' is a The 1981 movie was directed by Louis Malle and written by its stars. In it, Wallace (played by Creator/WallaceShawn), a playwright and actor, goes to a restaurant to meet his old friend Andre (played by Andre Gregory), whom he hasn't seen for a while, and the film essentially follows their conversation over dinner throughout the course of the evening. It begins with Andre discussing his experiences since Wallace has last seen him, which mostly involves experimental theatre in various exotic locales, before the two men become involved in a friendly debate between Andre's spiritualistic and idealistic worldview and Wallace's down-to-earth and pragmatic humanism.
31st Dec '16 9:08:42 PM AnotherGuy
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* BookEnds: The film begins and ends with Wally traveling to and from the dinner. Tellingly, Wally on the way there is miserable, and feeling old, reminiscing about riding around in taxis when he was a boy and thinking about art and life instead of money. The end has him springing for a taxi and thinking about art and life.
31st Dec '16 8:59:08 PM AnotherGuy
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* CaliforniaDoubling: The interiors were shot in the Hotel Jefferson in Richmond, Virginia, dressed to look like Cafe des Artistes in New York City.
31st Dec '16 8:58:28 PM AnotherGuy
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* CaliforniaDoubling: The interiors were shot in the Hotel Jefferson in Richmond, Virginia, dressed to look like Cafe des Artistes in New York City.
27th Dec '16 11:27:43 PM AnotherGuy
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* ManlyTears: Wallace recalls that a friend found Andre sobbing uncontrollably after seeing Creator/IngmarBergman's ''Autumn Sonata''. Sometimes when Andre laughs during the film, it sounds like [[SadClown barely controlled crying]].
25th Dec '16 7:51:02 AM mlsmithca
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* LeFilmArtistique: They're not seen, but Andre's descriptions of his forays into experimental theatre arguably qualify. The movie itself is frequently discussed as an example of this trope, but compared to the stereotypically [[TrueArtIsIncomprehensible incomprehensible]] and pretentiously aloof works that this trope spoofs it's actually fairly straightforward and simple to understand.

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* LeFilmArtistique: They're not seen, but Andre's descriptions of his forays into experimental theatre arguably qualify. The movie itself is frequently discussed as an example of this trope, but compared to the stereotypically [[TrueArtIsIncomprehensible incomprehensible]] and pretentiously aloof works that this trope spoofs it's actually fairly straightforward and simple to understand.


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* ShoutOut: To ''Literature/TheLittlePrince'', Although Andre really rags on it, even comparing it to Nazism. He winds up discussing many of the same themes explored in the book as the night goes on, however, including feelings of isolation, questions about love, connections between people, and exploration vs. isolation/introspection.
6th Oct '16 9:06:31 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* MagicVersusScience: Discussed by Andre and Wally. During their dinner conversation, Andre has extolled the virtues of a spiritual and emotional awakening from his experiences influencing the way he lives his life. Wally has taken these stories on board, and even admits that some small unconscious part of him entertains the idea of wishful thinking, but that he consciously lives his life according to reason and evidence. An example of a fortune cookie is brought up where Wally admits he might be influenced by it on some level, though he knows it can't possibly have been made in a factory somewhere with him in mind. Wally does agree with Andre that science hasn't necessarily made things ''better''.



* MagicVersusScience: Discussed by Andre and Wally. During their dinner conversation, Andre has extolled the virtues of a spiritual and emotional awakening from his experiences influencing the way he lives his life. Wally has taken these stories on board, and even admits that some small unconscious part of him entertains the idea of wishful thinking, but that he consciously lives his life according to reason and evidence. An example of a fortune cookie is brought up where Wally admits he might be influenced by it on some level, though he knows it can't possibly have been made in a factory somewhere with him in mind. Wally does agree with Andre that science hasn't necessarily made things ''better''.


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30th Aug '16 9:09:36 PM DarthLink22
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To go into a ''bit'' more detail, ''My Dinner with Andre'' is a 1981 movie directed by Louis Malle and written by its stars. In it, Wallace (played by Wallace Shawn), a playwright and actor, goes to a restaurant to meet his old friend Andre (played by Andre Gregory), whom he hasn't seen for a while, and the film essentially follows their conversation over dinner throughout the course of the evening. It begins with Andre discussing his experiences since Wallace has last seen him, which mostly involves experimental theatre in various exotic locales, before the two men become involved in a friendly debate between Andre's spiritualistic and idealistic worldview and Wallace's down-to-earth and pragmatic humanism.

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To go into a ''bit'' more detail, ''My Dinner with Andre'' is a 1981 movie directed by Louis Malle and written by its stars. In it, Wallace (played by Wallace Shawn), Creator/WallaceShawn), a playwright and actor, goes to a restaurant to meet his old friend Andre (played by Andre Gregory), whom he hasn't seen for a while, and the film essentially follows their conversation over dinner throughout the course of the evening. It begins with Andre discussing his experiences since Wallace has last seen him, which mostly involves experimental theatre in various exotic locales, before the two men become involved in a friendly debate between Andre's spiritualistic and idealistic worldview and Wallace's down-to-earth and pragmatic humanism.
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