A few years back, pal and collaborator Raymond Scott Daigle wrote and directed Replica, a night-in-the-life ode to? corporate copy shop clones on the brink of revolt. The film ably combined guerrilla filmmaking (every frame was stolen, on-location, at an operating copy shop, during business hours) with a sardonic nod to the auteur’s own biography (Daigle’s early CV is dotted with several tours-of-duty in duplication destinations). Having appeared in the film, it was oddly affirming to spy a sign for Replica Copy, near the University of California, Berkeley campus. A case of life imitating art imitating life? Or, is the original just jammed in the photocopier of philosophy?
In this episode of the Daedalus Howell Show, do-it-Yourself media mavens discuss the “making of”: Director Raymond Daigle chats about his film Replica, about a night in the life of corporate copy shop clones; faux French flick director John Harden (the exquisite La Vie D’un Chien, or The Life of a Dog) marks his territory; former radio jock turned nasal spray entrepreneur Wayne Perry shills for Howard Stern; and The Bohemian’s Talkin’ Pix columnist David Templeton has a date with a demon.[audio:http://dhowell.com/podcast/dhs008.mp3]