Monday, November 17, 2008 | Categories: Episodes |
WNYC's Radiolab just replayed their episode about the anger and chaos caused by several convincing radio adaptations of H.G. Wells' War of the Worlds. It's a good reminder that fiction is a form of lying. Orson Welles (who made one of the adaptations) tried to argue he was lying to entertain and tell a deeper truth etc. Typical artistic wriggling.
Anyway, the Radiolab show is well worth a listen. (The War of the Worlds episode is at the bottom of the page.)