Dr. Desert Flower and I tried watching / listening to a DVD of "My Dinner with Andre" last night, as we put up Christmas decorations. We made it about 20 minutes into the film, where there were in-depth discussions of beehives and the 'love of the theater'. "Well, if you could give me forty Jewish women who speak neither English nor French, either women who've been in the theater for a long time and want to leave it but don't know why, or young women who love the theater but have never seen a theater that they could love, and if these women could all play the trumpet or the harp, and if I could work in a forest, I'd come!" ...um... whatever. I guess I'm not sophisticated enough, and definitely don't have a refined taste for eclectic theater. We turned it off. Just not my cup of tea, and I love all sorts of tea, honestly. It goes back to the library Wednesday, unless anyone can tell me why it's truly a classic really worth watching.
I much preferred Wallace Shawn as Vizzini: "You fell victim to one of the classic blunders. The most famous is "Never get involved in a land war in Asia." But only slightly less well known is this: "Never go in against a Sicilian when death is on the line.""
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