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This film shows great compassion for its seriously flawed main character. Great effort. In the end you feel deeply for the man. Still very actual when you replace the medium of radio with twitter and the likes.
I have a thing for movies about the radio experience, and though Oliver Stone is a director I really don't like, he can't devalue Eric Bogosian's play based on Stephen Singular's book Talk Radio (is that genealogy clear?) when Bogosian is playing the lead himself. Talk Radio is about a call-in show shock jock who gains the attention of White Supremacists just at the wrong moment, as his show might go national and his ex-wife returns to town to church some emotional sediment. The action of the play/film is the unraveling of the lead's public and personal personas, and if the film incessant talk is necessarily grating at times, it's meant to be. The use of silence in that context is all the more dramatic and shocking when it happens. Yep, radio movies have an inherent minimalism I just respond to, and Talk Radio manages to tap into that.
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