November 28, 2007

John Waters' DVD Favorites

I heard John Waters interviewed on NPR yesterday. He was listing his DVD favorites. Of course, I'd never seen any of them and the only one I'd heard of was David Cronenberg's Crash, which I may watch one day, if I'm ever feeling particularly iron-stomach-ish.

I'm linking the page with his picks, not so that you can run out and rent the films John Waters likes, but so you can listen to the interview. The most interesting thing about his interview was when he said that he played "car accident" as a child. Listen to the interview (linked at the top of the page) to hear the voice of the interviewer as he asks, incredulously, how one plays "car accident." In his answer Waters' begins talking about his development as a storyteller. It made me wish the whole interview had been about that.

Another interesting moment comes when Waters talks about what he finds offensive and over-the-line in film. You might have assumed, like me, that there was nothing too outré for John Waters. But, we would be wrong. That part of the interview is linked below the photo.

Posted by Chai-Rista at November 28, 2007 12:24 PM | TrackBack

John Waters is simply an excellent interview, funny and intelligent. I heard a great one on NPR when he was pimping his CD 'Valentines Day With John Waters', a compilation that included (no shite) the song 'Johnny Are You Queer?' Classic stuff.

Posted by: Dan at November 28, 2007 12:48 PM

I could have lived out the rest of my life quite happily without ever knowing who that guy is, though the playing car crash bit was funny. I was only into playing doctor... and not of crash victims.

Posted by: Hucbald at November 28, 2007 11:08 PM

Anyone else hear the complaint letter this a.m. (Thursday) from an NPR listener who was upset with John Waters' listing of Crash. Apparently he's a racist & sexist who promotes violence. Who knew?

I swear, the liberals are beyond parody.

Posted by: rbj at November 29, 2007 01:55 PM