Talk:A Prairie Home Companion (film)

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Why is this film described, in the first sentence of the article, as an "elegy" ("an ensemble comedy elegy"). Just in case I misunderstood what the world elegy means, I checked out elegy and , which both suggested that the word means "poem". In fact, based on the article (I haven't seen the film), this film also appears not to be elegaic nor a eulogy, just in case it was one of those related words. What's the deal? --jholman (talk) 00:45, 3 December 2011 (UTC)

Sora Takenouchi[edit]

Who the heck is Sora Takenouchi?

Sora Takenouchi sounds like some sort of animated Japanese cartoon character. Is this for real, or vandalism? --BlueCanoe 19:31, 16 December 2005 (UTC)
It looks like the Takenouchi reference has been in the article since the Aug 12 2005 edit by Kayaker. Maybe they can explain? --BlueCanoe 19:40, 16 December 2005 (UTC)
Hmmm, good question. Everything I know about the film was in the references I added when I did that update. I just looked at the references again, and I cannot find any mention of Sora Takenouchi anywhere. I can see from the history that this little tidbit came from my edit, so all I can do is scratch my head and apologize. I will remove it right now. Kayaker 05:36, 19 December 2005 (UTC).

Box office[edit]

"The film had a successful limited release in the States and grossed $20,252,121."
What was the cost to make the film? Where else in the world was it released, and what was the gross? 20:14, 7 January 2007 (UTC)


Is it really necessary to have that spoiler in the article? It's such a short spoiler section that one can't digest the "Spoiler warning" before they've read the text - either some plot details should be added (which I can't do as I haven't seen the film) or the pointlessly tiny spoiler should be removed, imo.

Arianna 03:18, 18 March 2007 (UTC)

Agreed. I don't know why that would have been put there. Morbid fascination, I suppose. Doctor Sunshine talk 05:25, 18 March 2007 (UTC)
Wikipedia usually does not concern itself with spoiler warnings. Lots42 (talk) 20:12, 18 January 2009 (UTC)


So I'm kind of curious about the ending... was it that she had come back to claim another life, or was it just that she thought of them, as she said, as best friends whom she could not join and was just wistfully observing them? --Gwern (contribs) 04:30 27 October 2007 (GMT)

I believe she came back pretty much to kill all four of them off (really). It was part of the movie's theme of them being on their "last show". All Hallow's Wraith (talk) 06:06, 6 May 2008 (UTC)


The entry currently says that filming ended a day before it began (by the dates given). Obviously, this needs to be fixed. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:47, 15 March 2008 (UTC)

Not obvious to me. I see here that it started 6/29/05 and ended 7/28/05. Different month. --Art Smart (talk) 05:20, 15 March 2008 (UTC)

WLT -- needs explanation[edit]

"...Texas, the state given rough treatment by the WLT..."

WLT isn't explained in the article. Richard Myers (talk) 03:54, 11 January 2010 (UTC)

WLT represents the radio station's call letters. As explained in the film, it stands for With Lettuce and Tomato, because the station got its start in the back of a sandwich shop. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:59, 28 January 2011 (UTC)


Removed the bit about Meryl Streep winning an award for The Devil Wears Prada. It isn't relevant to this film or the fact that she won the same award starring in it. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 04:06, 24 November 2010 (UTC)

"Last Show"[edit]

Can someone explain why "The Last Show" redirected here? There is no explanation in the article. I've changed that page to disambig from redirect because, as should not be surprising, this term refers to other things as well. But I'd still like to know why there should be a link to this film. Njsustain (talk) 07:04, 29 July 2011 (UTC)

It was released as The Last Show in France, and under names which translate to The Last Show in Brazil and possibly elsewhere. I have a vague recollection that this was its working title, and the article itself seems to ineptly refer to the same thing in the language about the New York prevue showing. --Orange Mike | Talk 15:45, 29 July 2011 (UTC)
Okay, thanks Mike. I updated the description on the disambig page. Njsustain (talk) 17:11, 29 July 2011 (UTC)