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A lot of people talk to themselves. Some find it comforting and reassuring, perhaps because the words being spoken out loud make the speaker feel less alone. Others see it as discomforting, a possible omen of mental instability.

In films, plots are often driven by dialogue. In the movie My Dinner with Andre, the dialogue between Wallace Shawn and his pal Andre is literally the only thing propelling (if you can call it that) the film forward.

Other times, it’s not merely a dialogue between two people which moves the plot forward, but a discourse among many. Just think of all the episodes of That 70′s Show as the camera spun around the table to show Eric, Kelso, Fez and Hyde stoned out of their minds talking about cars that run on water.

People don’t often talk to themselves in movies. Even movies of stranded and lonely protagonists like Cast Away, »

- Nick F

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