Danny Wallace of the XFM breakfast show has a chat with his (and our) childhood hero, Dr. Raymond Stantz, Elwood Blues, Louis Winthorpe III… it is of course, Dan Aykroyd.
Danny Wallace of the XFM breakfast show meets the Safe House star Denzel Washington in a swanky London hotel…
hy are we doing a show about David Foster Wallace?
It’s the kind of question Wallace himself would have enjoyed asking. He might have even made it a central issue in the show, returning to it over and over again, palpating it.
The simple answer is that we see Wallace and his work as having soaked into the fabric of the way a sub-set of the generation of people in their 20s and 30s think. We also think there are other people — some of them in their 40s and 50s — who don’t know much about Wallace, but have gathered that they really ought to know something about him.
Meanwhile, his legend grows. There are prominent characters based on him in books by two of his friends, Jonathan Franzen and Jefferey Eugenides. His Kenyon graduation address is about to be emailed to you right now, by someone you know. And there may be subtler, more finely grained ways in which he touches you.
We’ll discuss DFW’s life and legacy today. Leave your comments below, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or Tweet us @wnprcolin.
Movies that play with the future - Future Tense - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Groundhog Day was billed as a screwball romantic comedy when it was first released in 1993. Twenty years on, it’s now being described as a ‘profound work of metaphysics’. To us, it’s a film with an interesting cut on the future. Groundhog Day’s screenwriter Danny Rubin is among our guests as we look at a clutch of films that deal with futuristic themes in surprising, and sometimes unexpected, ways.
Danny Rubin, Screenwriter of ‘Groundhog Day’ and Briggs-Copeland Lecturer on Screenwriting at Harvard University.
Mike Jones, Screenwriter, novelist, creative developer & producer. Lecturer in Screen Studies, Australian Film Television and Radio School.
Lauren Rosewarne, Writer, commentator and Senior Lecturer in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne.
Richard Watson, Futurist and co-author of ‘Future Vision: scenarios for the world in 2040’.
Danny Rubin’s website (http://www.dannyrubin.com/)
Mike Jones’s website (http://www.mikejones.tv/)
Lauren Rosewarne’s website (http://www.laurenrosewarne.com/)
Richard Watson’s website (http://www.nowandnext.com/?action=misc&subaction=who_is)
Atlantic Magazine article on Groundhog Day (http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2013/03/reliving-groundhog-day/309223/)
Guardian article on Groundhog Day (http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2013/feb/07/groundhog-day-perfect-comedy-for-ever)
Wikipedia entry on ‘Another Earth’ (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Another_Earth)
Wikipedia entry on ‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’ (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eternal_Sunshine_of_the_Spotless_Mind)
Wikipedia entry on ‘Dr Strangelove’ (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dr._Strangelove)