THE HORROR, THE HORROR (THE ECONOMY AND REPO: THE GENETIC OPERA)
The always excellent KCRW podcast “The Business” has an interesting juxtaposition today. The first half of the program features an interview with Monica Karo, President of Integrated Sales, OMD on the effect of the recession on TV ad buying. The second half is an interview with Saw 2, 3, and 4 director Darren Lynn Bousman on his seven-or-so year saga to bring Repo: The Genetic Opera to the screen. “Darren Lynn Bousman was a kid who loved rock opera… and he’s got the wedgies to prove it,” says The Business’s Claude Brodesser-Akner as he intros the latter segment. In it, Bousman talks about his passion for the cult musical and the difficulties he had getting a film version made and distributed, even with the hugely successful Saw films on his resume.
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