Replica: When Life Photocopies Art

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?

Do It Yourself Media Mavens

Bow wow?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]