Double Bill: PLANES, TRAINS, AND AUTOMOBILES and LE DÎNER DES CONS

Two films from the modern world’s two initial republics; each is about a trim, urbane, well-dressed, successful businessman with a satisfying home life who encounters a bumbling, hefty, less attractive, unsophisticated lower class worker with a heart of gold and no one to call his own, whom he cannot get rid of and who ultimately, …

LE DÎNER DES CONS, or, THE DINNER GAME

I cut a dialogue reel of this movie, excising silence, music, and sound effects, reducing it to a one hour track of talking only, and then exported it as an MP3 to my MP3 player.  I’ve probably listened to it over 50 times.  More than anything, and especially in its juxtaposition of a successful businessman …