True Stories 
1. The movie was designed for the 1.37:1 aspect ratio. Not widescreen. Very unusual for a 1986 theatrical release. Perhaps Byrne designed it that way so that it wouldn’t lose much when shown on video?
2. “Linda! Larry! There’s no concept of weekends anymore!” He bows and the lights dim except for the spotlights on the table. The other actors are motionless.
3. He pours the colored sand onto the floor in a circle around himself.