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My Dinner With André [videorecording]

presented by George W. George in association with Michael White ; produced by George W. George, Beverly Karp ; screenplay by Wallace Shawn, André Gregory ; directed by Louis Malle ; [Nouvelles Editions de Films ; The Andre Company, L.P.]
Format
Video; Book; DVD
Summary
An actor has dinner with his friend, a theater director, at an Upper West Side restaurant. Together they discuss everything from money to death to love and all the superstition in between. Playing variations on their own New York-honed personas, the two dive in with introspective, intellectual gusto. All captured in a delicate, but artful detachment.
Director
Louis Malle
Performers
André Gregory, Wallace Shawn, Jean Lenauer, Roy Butler.
Release Date
1981
Run Time
111 min.
Language
In English with optional English subtitles
Notes
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1981.
  • Booklet features an essay "Long, strange, trips" by critic Amy Taubin and prefaces written by Gregory and Shawn for the published screenplay
  • Special features: Disc 2. Interviews with actors André Gregory and Wallace Shawn by filmmaker and friend Noah Baumbach; "My dinner with Louis:" an episode from the BBC program Arena, in which Shawn interviews director Louis Malle.
Related Title
Arena (Television program)
My dinner with Louis.
Edition
Special ed., widescreen
Series
The Criterion Collection
Criterion Collection
Series Statement
The Criterion collection ; 479
Criterion collection 479
Contents
  • Disc 1. The film
  • Disc 2. The supplements.
ISBN
9781604651560, 1604651563
Credits
Director of photography, Jeri Sopanen ; production designer, David Mitchell ; editor, Suzanne Baron ; music, Allen Shawn ; costume designer, Jeffrey Ullman ; set decorator, Douglas Kraner ; art director, Stephen McCabe.
Published
[Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, c2009.
Publisher no.
CC1814D Criterion Collection
Related Resources
Internet Movie Database Summary and Reviews Connect to reviews of this title online
Description
2 videodiscs (111 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (27 p. ; 18 cm).
DVD; region 1, NTSC; widescreen (1.66:1) presentation enhanced for (16:9) televisions; Dolby Digital mono.
Technical Details
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