A Study of Perceptions
March 27, 2016 4:56 PM   Subscribe

The Lunch Date is a ten-minute short film directed by Adam Davidson. It won the 1990 Short Film Palm d'Or at Cannes, the 1991 Academy Award for Best Short Subject, and in 2013 was placed in the Library of Congress. h/t Open Culture’s list of free movies
posted by Going To Maine (9 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
Oh every time I stumble on a word, or or or, I wonder when I will suddenly be lost, in what was once familiar terrain.

Nice little film.
posted by Oyéah at 5:55 PM on March 27, 2016

In case you (like I) were trying to figure out which name in the credits belonged to which actor, the Lady was Scotty Bloch and the Man was the late Clebert Ford.
posted by ubiquity at 6:28 PM on March 27, 2016 [1 favorite]

Besides being a wonderful little film, this made me intensely nostalgic for the Grand Central of the '80s — that newsstand was where I bought the Village Voice on my way to my job in the Pan Am Building!
posted by languagehat at 6:36 PM on March 27, 2016 [3 favorites]

Thank you very much for posting this. It was a bright spot in a lonesome day.
posted by key_of_z at 6:46 PM on March 27, 2016

Reminiscent of a scene from a Douglas Adams novel.
posted by ancillary at 6:56 PM on March 27, 2016 [2 favorites]

I first encountered this scenario in the Ian McEwan novel Solar. It is an urban myth of long standing (which I suppose doesn't mean it hasn't actually happened to someone).
posted by How the runs scored at 8:20 PM on March 27, 2016

This was the answer to an Askme from a few months ago.
posted by zutalors! at 6:03 AM on March 28, 2016 [1 favorite]

Douglas Adams said this happened to him first: and he told David Letterman

That makes it true. Then.
posted by ASeveredHead at 10:03 AM on March 28, 2016

I saw this at a film festival in the 90s and have though of it so often. And I have searched but could never find it. Thank you for posting it!
posted by dawkins_7 at 7:21 PM on March 29, 2016

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