Talk Radio - Predictions of the Future

Multipass Discounts writes: "I just finished watching the 1988 movie Talk Radio again after not having seen it for many years (pretty much when it first came out in theaters). If you have never seen it, it is based on a play written and starring Eric Bogosian performing as Barry Champlain, a late night talk radio show in Texas. He is very confrontational and often uses his intellect as well as his liberal politics to inflame his mostly conservative (and often racist or homophobic) listeners. Over the course of the film, personal and professional stresses leads him to spiral further and further out of control until he explodes at his listeners in a long, exceptional rant. While watching this last part I realized just how much his arguments can be applied to the internet (which barely existed at the time the play and movie were written)."

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