On successive Thursday nights, September 4 & 11, I’ll be leading a workshop at the Northwest Film Forum called “Cinematic Space and Sound.” The first will concentrate on the evocative use of screen space, the second on masters of sound. More information here.
Sunday September 14 I’ll talk about the contributions of the remarkable Canadian Inuk filmmaker Zacharias Kunuk, director of the 2001 film The Fast Runner. Along with clips of Kunuk’s work, we will screen a half-hour episode from the 1995 Nunavut: Our Land series. This free talk is part of the Frye Art Museum’s Magic Lantern series; more info here.
Friday October 3, join me in Edmonds, WA, for “The Movie Mashup: Wild Literary Adaptations on Film,” a talk in the Humanities Washington Speakers series. This one’s a look at some of the kookier ways movies have treated original texts: how The Odyssey became O Brother, Where Art Thou? and The Tempest turned into Forbidden Planet – that kind of thing. In the meantime, we’ll think about how movies differ from literature, always a rich subject. This is at 7 p.m., Edmonds Public Library, and it’s free.
Saturday October 25, I’ll be reading at Elliott Bay Books in support of Frankenstein (see below). The event begins at 7 p.m.
This is out: My new book on the 1931 Frankenstein, from Columbia University Press. One place to get it is here.
Out now: the first two volumes of Rotten, a wild, provocative, and gory graphic novel I have co-authored with Mark Rahner (art by Dan Dougherty). It’s a zombie Western set in 1877, with overtones of recent U.S. political history. Or possibly undertones. Click on my Rotten tab above for further info and marching orders. Order the Rotten trade paperbacks at the Rotten website and see cover art here. The Rotten page at Moonstone, where you can also order the Rotten book The Lost Diary of John J. Flynn, U.S. Agent, is here. Check the Rotten music video here.
For a list of past lectures at the Frye, click here.
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