Episode #36: The Crossover Episode, Horton meets Pearl

It is as if Batman traveled to Metropolis to hang out with Superman. We have a special guest appearance by extraordinary reader Nancy Pearl to help us consider the adaptation of the popular novel “Gone Girl,” to the movies.

By the way, in the metaphor, that makes Nancy Batman, Robert Superman and we guess Steve is Mr. Mxyzptlk? Or the Joker?

Overall, the discussion explores the successes and failures of adaptations, not superpowers or utility belts.

We recorded the podcast at The Bryant Corner Cafe.

Also dropping by, Katy Sewall, host of the podcast thebittersweetlife.

Nancy is author of many books about books including the best selling “Book Lust.”   We have a new podcast coming. Right now you can find “That Stack of Books” on Soundcloud.


Robert was given the “Spirit of Port Townsend” award at the Port Townsend Film Festival.

Steve is the Seattle  Town Hall Scholar In Residence , Fall 2014.  His podcast, interviewing the great guests who visit Town Hall, is called In Residence.


He’ also has a project at Town Hall. He wants to put you to  work.

He writes:

“The  project is “Taking Root: Where are you home?” It is an exploration of the notion of home,  when you know you had found your home.  When you know you are 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?

Check out my essay about the topic on KCTS TV’S Pie.

The project will unfold over the next few months.  I am  collaborating with dancer Elana Jacobs, artistic director of Cabin Fever dance company.

Think about a few places where you can point out how you started to take root in the  place you call home.

Share your story on Facebook and twitter, @whereareyouhome or #whereareyouhome.   Post a story, share a picture, sing a song, write a poem, make a movie, record the sounds. All focused on this question of the shift you felt, from a place to a home.

On October 17th, I invite you to Town Hall. We will record your story or videotape it. You can come up on stage and tell it.  We will also play a game to jumpstart our brains.”

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.

On Facebook at theoverlookpodcast.

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