History Film / MyDinnerWithAndre

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.
16th Aug '16 8:05:43 PM Mdumas43073
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!!''My Dinner With Andre'' provides examples of:

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!!''My Dinner With with Andre'' provides examples of:
16th Aug '16 8:05:33 PM Mdumas43073
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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 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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5th Aug '16 8:03:06 PM AnotherGuy
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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.

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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''.
2nd Apr '16 3:22:01 PM ading
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* ShapedLikeItself:
-->'''Andre''': You see a terrorist on the news, they look ''just like'' a terrorist.
22nd Mar '16 5:35:51 PM AnotherGuy
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-->'''Andre:''' ''([[NotSoStoic exploding]])'' Okay! Yes! Were bored! Were all bored now! But has it ever occurred to you, Wally, that the process that creates this boredom that we see in the world now may very well be a self-perpetuating, unconscious form of brainwashing, created by a world totalitarian government based on money? And that all of this is much more dangerous than one thinks. And its not just a question of individual survival, Wally, but that somebody whos bored is asleep, and somebody whos asleep will not say no?

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-->'''Andre:''' ''([[NotSoStoic exploding]])'' Okay! Yes! Were bored! Were all bored now! But has it ever occurred to you, Wally, that the process that creates this boredom that we see in the world now may very well be a self-perpetuating, unconscious form of brainwashing, created by a world totalitarian government based on money? And that all of this is much more dangerous than one thinks. And its not just a question of individual survival, Wally, but that somebody whos bored is asleep, and somebody whos asleep will not say no?no.
22nd Mar '16 5:34:16 PM AnotherGuy
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* FollowTheLeader: Creator/RichardLinklater's best films (''Film/{{Slacker}}'', ''WesternAnimation/WakingLife'', the ''[[Film/BeforeSunrise Before]]'' films) follow the same narrative structure, though in his films, his protagonist(s) don't remain in a single location.


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* GovernmentConspiracy: Andre and his friends feel like they're living in "[[Literature/NineteenEightyFour an Orwellian nightmare]]."
-->'''Andre:''' ''([[NotSoStoic exploding]])'' Okay! Yes! Were bored! Were all bored now! But has it ever occurred to you, Wally, that the process that creates this boredom that we see in the world now may very well be a self-perpetuating, unconscious form of brainwashing, created by a world totalitarian government based on money? And that all of this is much more dangerous than one thinks. And its not just a question of individual survival, Wally, but that somebody whos bored is asleep, and somebody whos asleep will not say no?
23rd Feb '16 9:43:09 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* MinimalistCast: There are only really two characters in this thing. Well, except for the waiter. But he doesn't really do much, serving dinner aside. Technically, there are a number of extras seen near the beginning, and there are some staff members who have a few lines such as the bartender and the coatchecking girl, but once they actually sit down and start eating the focus becomes entirely on the two of them, with everyone else disappearing aside from a few members of the staff who can occasionally be seen in the background.
** Though Louis Malle takes great pains to remind the audience that the duo are in a restaurant, with the mildly disapproving waiter, and the laughter of a female couple on occasion in the background. The intent is to make sure the audience knows that they are just one of many overhearing this conversation.

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* MinimalistCast: There are only really two characters in this thing. Well, except for the waiter. But he doesn't really do much, serving dinner aside. Technically, there are a number of extras seen near the beginning, and there are some staff members who have a few lines such as the bartender and the coatchecking girl, but once they actually sit down and start eating the focus becomes entirely on the two of them, with everyone else disappearing aside from a few members of the staff who can occasionally be seen in the background.
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However, Louis Malle takes great pains to remind the audience that the duo are in a restaurant, with the mildly disapproving waiter, and the laughter of a female couple on occasion in the background. The intent is to make sure the audience knows that they are just one of many overhearing this conversation.



* PopCulturalOsmosis: ''TheSimpsons'' has referenced this film a few times, such as ''My Dinner With Andre: The Video Game''.
** An episode of ''Series/{{Community}}'' also builds to the revelation that one of the characters is spoofing this movie, everyone else having planned on doing a ''Film/PulpFiction''-themed evening instead.
** AndyKaufman and FreddieBlassie did a parody called ''Film/MyBreakfastWithBlassie''.
** An episode of ''Frasier'' also has an episode called "My Coffee With Niles", which as the title suggests revolves around Frasier meeting his brother for a coffee.



** Michael Winterbottom's ''Series/TheTrip'' uses the same basic structure (two actors who are friends despite having drastically different world views having long conversations / arguments over fancy meals in expensive restaurants) and develops many of the same themes.



* JustForFun / TheTropelessTale: Not literally, as this very page indicates, but it's probably the closest any film has come. According to Creator/RogerEbert.
-->'''Ebert:''' Someone asked me the other day if I could name a movie that was entirely devoid of cliches. I thought for a moment, and then answered, ''My Dinner with Andre.''
1st Jan '16 5:08:04 PM spirasen
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* JustForFun/TheTropelessTale: Not literally, as this very page indicates, but it's probably the closest any film has come. According to Creator/RogerEbert.
-->'''Ebert:''' Someone asked me the other day if I could name a movie that was entirely devoid of cliches. I thought for a moment, and then answered, ''My Dinner With Andre''.

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* JustForFun/TheTropelessTale: JustForFun / TheTropelessTale: Not literally, as this very page indicates, but it's probably the closest any film has come. According to Creator/RogerEbert.
-->'''Ebert:''' Someone asked me the other day if I could name a movie that was entirely devoid of cliches. I thought for a moment, and then answered, ''My Dinner With Andre''.with Andre.''
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