Thursday, August 2, 2012
My So-Called Radio Interview by Troy Davis
This morning I was a "guest" on the Denny Schaffer's morning drive radio show on WRNO 99.5 FM in New Orleans. Before my ten minute talk with Schaffer, I didn't hold any illusions that it was going to be a serious attempt to have a serious discussion with me about the film. WRNO's nickname is "Rush Radio" (referring to Rush Limbaugh). I figured he would try to bait me and I was right. You can listen to the interview here (starts at 17:20). I wanted to discuss cinematic elements of the film but had a hard time getting past his badgering and interupting (e.g., when I mentioned mumblecore, Schaffer's response was, "does that mean low budget piece of crap?"). My hopes of discussing pastiche, irony, and intertextuality went unfulfilled.