Mrs. Bissage and I watched the Criterion release last night. We were both spellbound.And, once again, here's the link to buy the DVD.
Unfortunately, houseguests arrived just as Andre started his grand surrebuttal. Crap!
Oh well. We agreed this morning we’ll watch it again later this week.
One remark, on the merits, I will hazard to make. As I’m sure you are sick of hearing, Professor, I was involved (half-assedly) in the theater back in the late-seventies/early-eighties. Well, what of it? The thing is, I watched the movie and I was astounded by how much the dialogue reminded me of actual conversations from back in the day.
“Authenticity” is not the be-all and end-all, of course, but that movie is absolutely brimming with theater-culture authenticity, at least according to my experience.
Yep. We really used to wear blindfolds and sit in a circle and listen to each other breathe and stuff like that.
THE THEATER IS ALIVE!!1!!!!!!1!!!
August 13, 2009
The wonderful Bissage comments on the old post titled "'My Dinner with Andre,' my favorite movie, is now available as a Criterion Collection DVD":