RADIO // Beyond the SubtitlesPatton Oswalt, Big Fan
Hosted by Stephen Schaefer
Originally aired 9/21/09
The rotund stand-up is winning praise for his dramatic role as an obsessive, child-like New York Giants fan in Big Fan, the directorial debut of The Wrestler scribe Robert Siegel. Oswalt, who really is named after World War II General George Patton, is best known as a semi-regular on the sitcom King of Queens. But he's a serious student of film, and compares his off-putting but fascinating character in Big Fan to 70s movies that are also off-putting but now classics: Coppola’s The Conversation, Rafelson’s King of Marvin Gardens and Huston’s Fat City (23 minutes).
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