Episode #31 – The Looming Void

Robert Horton and Steve Scher get a bit metaphysical in this episode of The Overlook Podcast. Robert recently gave a tour of the Seattle Sculpture Park, where he talked about how filmmakers use time and space within the frame and beyond it.

Interesting it revealed our perhaps competing worldviews. Now who do you suppose saw the universe full and brimming with possibility and who was concerned about the sometimes-unacknowledged void that travels with us.

Well have a listen, see where you land, on the why are we here and whether our existence is meaningless or not. Or, maybe we just sound like a couple of college kids prepping for a philosophy class.


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Robert Horton  reviews movies for The Herald (Everett, Washington) and Seattle Weekly.  He has contributed many pieces to Film Comment since 1990 as well as other publications. He is the author of the  “Cultographies” volume on Frankenstein (Wallflower Press, 2010), “Billy Wilder: Interviews” (University Press of Mississippi, 2002), and had work included in Best American Movie Writing: 1999.

He is the co-author of the zombie Western comic book, Rotten (Moonstone Books, ongoing), and runs the “Magic Lantern” monthly series of film lectures at the Frye Art Museum. His website The Crop Duster is a busy collection of short takes, long pieces, and compulsive lists.

He is on TV over at The Seattle Channel as well with another episode of “Framing Pictures.”

Follow us at  @citizenhorton, @sscher , @theoverlookpod on Twitter.

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Steve also likes to talk about science and nature. Check out his gardening podcast, A Dry Rain

Steve will be Seattle  Town Hall Scholar In Residence , Fall 2014.  Some of the work will focus on this question, when did you know you had found your home?  When did you feel you were starting to sink your roots into the place you call home? How did happen? Where, when and why did you find yourself taking root?   Steve had an essay about the topic on KCTS TV’S Pie.   He will  be asking you that question in the months ahead.  Think about a few places where you can point out how you started to take root in the  place you call home. Look for the Facebook page next week TakingRoot and  twitter #takingroot.

Steve would like your stories, pictures, videos, poems, sounds of your home.