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This review is from: Talk Radio [DVD] (DVD)
This has always been in my top three movies and I've been waiting for a EU compatible DVD for years. At £19.99 it is a bit steep, but if you ever spend that kind of money on a cheap, round piece of plastic, you do it for the content and this is certainly worth it.
The story revolves around Barry Champlain, a slightly romanticised version of the real-life radio presenter Alan Berg, played by the monologuist Eric Bogosian in his highest-profile role. This is the portrait of a complex and grand human character, the great thinker and ingenious talker, who eventually sets out to wake up middle America from its small-town thinking - through his own very contradictory life - and finds his best, greatest, and fatal enemy. It is a stream of madly argumentative logic that deserves a bow for the way it flows. The supporting acting is fantastic with a dark Alec Baldwin as Champlain's boss. The cammeo for the rockers is one of the best 'baddies' in Hollywood, a very young Michael Wincott, poignantly 'quoting' Megadeath. For this particular story Oliver Stone's spinning camera and angles work wonderfully. The scary part is that it is a real story and a piece of unforgettable - and still existing - American history X.